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Responsible Art Market Initiative (New York) to Hold Webinar Series on Money Laundering and Corporate Transparency

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on October 21, 2020 at 4:09 PM
Longtime readers of the Art Law Report will know of the remarkable success over the last several years of the Responsible Art Market Initiative in Geneva. RAM began initially in connection with a collaboration by the Art Law Centre at the University of Geneva and the Art Law Foundation (Fondation pour le droit de d’art), also in Geneva. RAM has held annual events in Geneva at artgeneve for several years. Indeed, the RAM event this past January was one of the last times I was able to visit Europe before the world shut down.
 
I am pleased to announce that with my co-chair Birgit Kurtz, the New York Regional Committee of RAM will be holding a free webinar series to address developments in money laundering, sanctions, and corporate transparency. The two panels will discuss recent developments, highlight relevant updates to last year’s in-person conference at Columbia Law School and present new thinking on how to deal with long-standing risks.
 
 
First Panel: Tuesday November 10, 2020
12 noon to 1 pm (Eastern)
 
The first panel will discuss the July 2020 U.S. Senate Report on “The Art Industry and U.S. Policies that Undermine Sanctions,” the current legal and regulatory landscape in the U.S. (including a comparison to the evolution in banking), and the contents and viability of federal bills relevant to the U.S. art market.
 
Speakers:
Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Suzanne Gyorgy, Citibank·
Pippa Loengard, Columbia Law School
Irina Tarsis, Center for Art Law
Megan Noh, Pryor Cashman LLP
 
 
Second Panel: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
12 noon to 1 pm (Eastern)
 
The second panel will give practical advice to art market participants on the issues raised in the first webinar. The panelists will review the value of risk assessments and other compliance tools, the role of insurance, and special issues relevant to art dealers and art fairs.
 
Speakers:
Birgit Kurtz, Attorney at Law
Elaine Wood, Charles River Associates
Nanne Dekking, Artory Inc.
Jill Arnold Bull, Lockton Companies
Andrew Schoelkopf, Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA)
 
 

Topics: sanctions, Pryor Cashman LLP, Pippa Loengard, Irina Tarsis, Sullivan & Worcester LLP, Suzanne Gyorgy, Megan Noh, Center for Art Law, RAM, Responsible Art Market initiative, Money laundering, CitiBank, Birgit Kurtz, Nanne Dekking, Artory, Lockton Companies, Andrew Schoelkopf, Elaine Wood, Charles River Associates, Jill Arnold Bull

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