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Surprise deregulation of New York's auction market: what, why and what next?

European Union, United Kingdom, USA - July 12 2022 The art market is commonly conceived (or rather misconceived, we think) as the last bastion of unregulated business. However, in a rare step against…

Art market deadline for registering under anti-money laundering regulations approaches

United Kingdom - June 7 2021 ‘Art market participants’ (AMPs) are obliged to register with HMRC for anti-money laundering (AML) supervision by this Thursday, 10 June. This…

Sour Grapes: Slovenia loses exclusive right to ‘Teran’ wine label

European Union - November 9 2020 In September 2020, the General Court of the EU upheld a European Commission decision permitting Croatia to use the term ‘Teran’ on its wine labels…

Distressed art sales amid Covid-19 squeeze

United Kingdom - August 7 2020 Last week British Airways sold 17 major artworks from its collection of over 1,500 pieces at two separate Sotheby’s sales. BA has long been building…

Victory for Veuve Clicquot in dispute over its distinctive orange labels

European Union, Italy - April 2 2020 Corks were surely popping at the HQ of MHCS (producers of Veuve Clicquot and other liquid luxuries) after the Court of Venice’s decision (n…