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Art and mediation: what needs to be done to improve the security of art sales and transactions

There is much room for improvement in securing art sales and transactions, and mediation can do a lot to make this change happen. What is the state of play? What improvements do art buyers want to see in the future, to adequately resolve art disputes? As an art lawyer practising in the art law field more »

Brexit

How to protect your creative business when the UK will crash out of the EU on 30 March 2019 | Brexit status update

On 30 March 2019, the UK will crash out of the EU without a withdrawal deal in place, and without a request for an extension of the 2 years’ notification period of its decision to withdraw. No second referendum will be organised by the current UK government. Therefore, what’s in the cards, for the creative more »

International development

International development: legal challenges | Commercial law

In order to develop one’s market and increase turnover potential, a company should widen its business internationally. What are the legal and commercial aspects that need to be checked, in order to ensure a successful international development?  1. Draft a business plan Firstly, international expansion starts with drafting a business plan, comprising, in particular, a budget forecasting the transaction costs, more »

Updates

Copyright & neighbouring rights updates on both sides of the pond: progress in sight for right owners | Entertainment law

Notable headway is being made, on both sides of the pond, to legislate for better protection and empowerment of right owners. While such parallel progresses, made in the European Union and the USA, do not relate to resolving the same business and legal issues pertaining to copyright and neighbouring rights, they are notable as they more »

Registration of beneficial ownership

Registration of beneficial ownership: time to take action | Corporate law

What are business owners obligations, in terms of registering beneficial ownership of their companies? How do these obligations differ, in France and the United Kingdom, even though such obligations stem from the same European legislation, i.e. the European Directive 2015/849 dated 20 May 2015 on money laundering?  1. What is this all about? On 20 May more »