The wandering Giotto no longer permitted to travel
The judgment recently handed down in R(Simonis) v Arts Council England ( EWHC 1822 (Admin)) offers an interesting analysis of the EU framework on export licensing of cultural objects and the juxtaposition of national and EU law in regulating the free movement of goods.
Anti-money laundering meets the art market
The art market is often described as the last unregulated market. Even if that is true, it is set to change in the next couple of years, with the art market being brought firmly within the ambit of European Union anti-money laundering legislation.
The art of taking the initiative: the Responsible Art Market Initiative
How best to protect the art market from money laundering and terrorist financing threats? This is not a new debate, and recent months have witnessed renewed global activity from legislators and the art market alike.