Art Law Foundation, Responsible Art Market 2019

A Responsible Art Market in Practice

Friday 1 February 2019, 08:30 am – 12:45 pm, Hall 1, Room G
Palexpo, Route François-Peyrot 30, CH-1218
Grand-Saconnex, Geneva

08:30 – 12:45
A Responsible Art Market in Practice

Chaired by experienced art market journalist and author Georgina Adam, RAM’s third conference will focus on the practical aspects of a Responsible Art Market.

With insights from seasoned art market professionals and building on RAM’s Art Transaction Due Diligence Toolkit launched in 2018, a series of case studies will illustrate how ‘risk-based’ due diligence measures can help art businesses and collectors navigate challenging and complex situations.

Following adoption of the 5thEuropean Anti-Money Laundering Directive and other regulatory developments in the past year, our expert speakers will also consider what this means in practice for art businesses in Europe, Switzerland and the United States.



Welcome & opening remarks
Justine Ferland, Art-Law Centre, University of Geneva, Geneva
Carine Decroi, Artcurial, Paris
Georgina Adam, Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, London

Keynote Lecture: Métamorphoses du marché de l’art au XXIesiècle
Philippe Davet, Blondeau & Cie, Geneva

Case Study 1: Client Due Diligence
Suzanne Gyorgy, CitiBank, New York
Mathilde Heaton, Phillips, London


Case Study 2: Artwork Due Diligence
Aude Lemogne, Link Management, Luxemburg
Nicholas M. O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Boston


Coffee break

Case Study 3: Transaction Due Diligence
Jean-Bernard Schmid, Ochsner & associés, Geneva
Sandrine Giroud, LALIVE and Art Law Foundation, Geneva


New regulatory trends with a focus on the 5th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive: what implications for the art market?
EU: Roland Foord, Stephenson Harwood, London
Switzerland: Andreas Ritter, Ritter & Partner and Association Marché d’Art Suisse, Zurich
US: Irina Tarsis, Law Office of Irina Tarsis, New York

General discussion

Closing Remarks
Georgina Adam, Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, London
Complimentary visit of artgenève, salon d’art (sponsored by artgenève)


Register for the event online by 25 January 2019using the following link:

You may not register at the venue.


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