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The event on November 10 will be the first of a short series of half-day seminars aiming to bring together specialists in commercial, compliance and cyber risks, and address how these issues affect the business of buying and selling art.

The first seminar is titled Commercial and Transactional Risk and will comprise two sessions. The opening session, Due Diligence - Forensics, Provenance and Title Issues, will explore ways in which insurance policies, scientific research and art historical connoisseurship offer opportunities to mitigate risks. Speakers will include:

  • Francis Eastaugh, general manager of Art Analysis & Research
  • Dr Tim Hunter, vice president of art financing at Falcon Fine Art
  • Lawrence M. Shindell, chairman of ARIS Title Insurance Corporation

The second session is entitled Transactional Risk – Tax, Contracts and Disputes and will feature a panel discussion around areas that impact art transactions including tax implications, client relations and legal issues. The speakers in this section include:

  • Ruth Cornett, director of heritage and taxation advisory services at Christie’s
  • Nicola Wallace of Art ADR Global / ArtResolve
  • Sean Kelsey, senior associate of K&L Gates LLP

The seminar will take place at K&L Gates’ offices in London which overlook St. Paul’s cathedral.

To register for the event or for further information, contact Robyn Duffy on 0207 3608248 or visit klgateshub.com