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Insurance in the Art World

Date: Feb 27th 2018 | 6:30pm

Speaker: Rudy Capildeo (Associate, Boodle Hatfield LLP)

Rudy Capildeo

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Rudy Capildeo will focus on the role of insurance in the art market, key policy terms and the government indemnity scheme for museums and public loans.

The event will take place in Seminar Room 1 at the Courtauld Institute starting at 6.30pm, followed by complimentary drinks after the talk.

Rudy Capildeo and the Art Law & More Team at Boodle Hatfield LLP, “Art Loans: Museums and Foundations”

Date: Dec 6th 2017 | 6:30pm

Speaker: Rudy Capildeo (Associate, Boodle Hatfield LLP)

Rudy Capildeo

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Rudy Capildeo and the Art Law & More team at Boodle Hatfield LLP will be talking on Art Finance: raising money against your art collection and considering the risks for both borrowers and lenders, best practice and the new developments in the law in the UK that could see a post-Brexit UK compete with the USA’s much more established art lending market.

The event will take place in Seminar Room 1 at the Courtauld Institute starting at 6.30pm, followed by complimentary drinks after the talk.

Rudy Capildeo “Setting Up an Arts Business”

Date: Nov 9th 2017 | 6:30pm

Speaker: Rudy Capildeo (Associate, Boodle Hatfield LLP)Rudy Capildeo

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The Courtauld Law Society is proud to launch its first autumn event “Setting Up an Arts Business” which will take place on Thursday, 9 November.

Rudy Capildeo will discuss the various corporate and commercial issues to consider when setting up an arts business and how best to protect yourself and your business from risk, including the best legal form the business should adopt, the contracts you should put in place and the brand protection you may wish to consider.

The event will take place in Room F44 in the New Wing of Somerset House starting at 6.30pm, followed by complimentary drinks after the talk.

Rudy Capildeo, “Deal Making in the Art World”

Rudy Capildeo

Date: Feb 15th 2017 | 6:30pm

Speaker: Rudy Capildeo (Associate, Boodle Hatfield LLP)

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How do auction houses, dealers and galleries make their money and what pitfalls must they try to guard against? Is market practice really best practice? Rudy Capildeo will consider the various types of deal structures most commonly used in the art world such as auction guarantees, consignments and back-to-back transactions and what the risks and rewards of each are.

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Rudy Capildeo, “Artists’ Rights: Protection and Exploitation”

Rudy Capildeo

Date: Jan 18th 2017 | 6:30pm

Speaker: Rudy Capildeo (Associate, Boodle Hatfield LLP)

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What protections do artists’ have against others stealing their ideas or exploiting their work? What is the artist’s resale right, how does it work and why do some on the UK’s art scene want to be rid of it post-Brexit? Rudy Capildeo will talk from the perspective of the artist discussing what steps artists should take to protect their work, the revenue streams they should safeguard and the artist’s relationship with the art market.

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“When is a Caravaggio not a Caravaggio? The Duties of the Auction House”

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Date: 23rd Nov 2016 | Time: 6:30pm

Location: F44, New Wing, Courtauld Institute of Art

Speakers: Rebecca Foden (Solicitor, Boodle Hatfield LLP) and Tim Maxwell (Partner, Boodle Hatfield LLP)

Rebecca Foden of Boodle Hatfield LLP will discuss the issues of authenticity and the pitfalls that arise when an auction house’s due diligence is called into question. Boodle Hatfield LLP represented Mr Thwaytes in the most high profile litigation of 2014 and which was of great importance in the field of art litigation/professional negligence. The judgement reflects the development in this area of law and the standard of care owed by a leading auction house to its consignors.

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Tim Maxwell, “Who owns street art?”

Tim Maxwell

Date: 19 October 2016 | 6:30pm

Location: Room F44, New Wing, Courtauld Institute of Art

Speaker: Tim Maxwell (Partner, Boodle Hatfield LLP)

Tim Maxwell will discuss Boodle Hatfield LLP’s recent involvement acting for a charity that sought the recovery of a Banksy mural called “Art Buff” in a case that raised points of wider application in art and property law. The talk will also touch on the legalities and illegalities of street art and the tension between an artist’s rights and the property rights of a landowner.

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Diploma in Art Profession Law & Ethics | 2016

This is an intensive, interactive course from the Institute of Art and Law designed to introduce both art professionals and lawyers to the specific legal risks and safeguards that underpin all art transactions; the course has been redesigned from it’s usual format specifically for Courtauld Law Society members.

It covers buying and selling, lending and borrowing, donating and accepting, disposing and giving away.

It teaches you how to avoid legal trouble and how to get the legal advantage.

Who teaches on the course?
The course will be taught by leading practitioners in the field with sessions from a combination of solicitors, barristers, and law professors. IAL Senior Researcher Emily Gould and Assistant Director Alex Herman will provide teaching and guidance throughout the course.

Who qualifies?
It is open to both lawyers and non-lawyers. Applicants not currently enrolled at the Courtauld Institute should either hold a recognised law degree or possess relevant experience in the field of art or antiquities. Numbers will be limited in order to allow participative discussions.

Course Content
Please find a PDF breakdown of course content here

The assessment consists of a single essay of approximately 5000 words, due several weeks after the course.

Additional Details
The course will run Monday-Friday from September 26-30th 2016. Normally this Diploma spans several months, not of continuous teaching, but spread out with one or two days per month. Consequently, there will only be a very slight condensing of material as each day will be filled with more teaching than on the regular DipAPLE course; sessions will begin at 9am, there will be shorter breaks, and we will finish later than normal. There will also be a substantial amount of reading provided ahead of time which must be digested thoroughly before each session; readings will be provided well in advance so this can done over summer.

Azmina Jasani, ‘Appropriation Art and Fair Use: Where is the Line?’

Date: March 2nd 2016 | Time: 6pm

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

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Azmina Jasani Profile

Azmina Jasani (Art & Cultural Property Law Group at Constantine Cannon) has kindly agreed to speak on the highly contentious Prince v Cariou case in which she was one of the lead defence attorneys for the Gagosian Gallery (and Richard Prince)! With Azmina being dual-qualified to practice in both New York and England, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the US system for Copyright protection. Additional cases, comparing fair use (US) with fair dealing (UK) exceptions, will be also be covered.

You can find a short profile on Azmina here

Alexander Herman, ‘Art, Resolution and the Courts: At the nexus of art and law’

Date: 17th Feb 2016

Time: 6pm

Location: Room F44, New Wing, The Courtauld Institute

The talk will provide an overview of the matrix of laws that can affect the art world in different ways, while showing what happens when art-related disputes end up in court. How are lawyers and judges to understand some of the most critical questions about art – what is art, how do we measure artistic qualities and how do we establish the artistic purpose behind a work of art?

Alexander Herman is the Assistant Director of the Institute of Art and Law. He also acts as the IAL Academic Co-ordinator in which role he oversees the academic content and assessment procedure for the distance learning programmes Foundation Certificate in Art Law and the Diploma in Art Law. He has written and presented on an array of topics in relation to art and cultural property, including on international conventions, bilateral cultural property agreements, private arbitration concerning disputed works of art, copyright and the legal implications of art collecting. He is trained in both common law and civil law legal systems and has practised law in Canada in a dual-language environment (English-French).

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