Tuesday 17 October at 10.30am 

Hunters Solicitors, 30 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PD

In this seminar, art market professionals will join members of Art Resolve to share experiences of disputes within the art market which could have benefited from mediation. Drawing on real-life stories and scenarios, speakers will give a valuable insight into the art world and all its workings.
They will put forward historical cases of disputes and invite Art Resolve’s mediators to explain how outcomes could have differed if mediation had been sought. 

Art Resolve offers efficient, private, out-of-court options for the resolution of disputes about works of art, objects of antiquity and historic sites. Its members include several PAIAM members who will be participating at this event.  

The seminar is offered free of charge as part of Mediation Awareness Week.  Places should be reserved in advance using the following link: 


Tuesday 19 September 2017

2pm - 7pm

Amphitheatre Arendt & Medernach, 41A Avenue LF Kennedy, Luxembourg 


The aim of this conference is to present the RAM Initiative, including its guidelines for countering money laundering and terrorist financing threats and to discuss the role of best practice guidelines for financial due diligence in the art market.

Issues linked to lack of transparency and authenticity are undermining trust and credibility in the art market. At the same time the legal and regulatory framework within which art businesses are required to operate is evolving and becoming increasingly complex.

In response to these developments, the Art Law Foundation & the Art-Law Centre of the University of Geneva together with other partners, have launched a non-profit initiative aimed at identifying responsible art market practices – The Responsible Art Market Initiative (“RAM”). RAM’s mission is: “To raise awareness amongst Art Businesses of risks faced by the art industry and provide practical guidance on establishing and implementing responsible practices to address those risks.” See here for more information on RAM:


PAIAM members are invited to attend and should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information and to register.  


The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

15 - 20 September 2017 

Since its inception in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has grown to become a foremost international showcase for art and antiques, as well as one of the most prestigious events on the London social calendar.

It’s one of only two yearly events to grace the beautiful Berkeley Square. At the heart of the modern, cosmopolitan city yet steeped in historical resonance, the location could not be more fitting.
100 exhibitors present work from across the art, antiques, design and decorative arts spectrum. Including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art, authenticity is assured thanks to a 70-member specialist committee pre-vetting everything on sale.
With prices ranging from £500 to £500,000 and above, sought-after pieces appeal to both the established collector and first-time buyer alike. A unique stage that welcomes visitors from across the world, the fair blends eclecticism, artistry and hospitality in perfect measure. An esteemed occasion, and a door to an intriguing world.

PAIAM members are invited to download a complimentary invitation here.



In the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, PAIAM decided to offer its collective expertise as a resource to the British government. It is in the interest of our members and their clients that after Brexit, the British art market continues to thrive. We are pleased to publish a series of memoranda on a range of legislative issues relevant to the British art community as the government starts negotiating the terms on which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. Some of these memoranda were presented at the Art Business Conference on 6 September.  

Please click here if you are interested in reading the memoranda.




6 September 2017 

Church House, Westminster

Entering it’s 4th year, The Art Business Conference is a one-day conference held in central London, for art market professionals.Through presentations, Q&As, panel discussions and workshops, industry experts will share advice and insights on many of the key factors in running a commercial art or antique business or collection – including the the latest updates in legislation.
Topics to be covered this year will include: the Art Market in India, New Business Models for UK Private Museums and Foundations and 'The Evolving Gallery Model'. Members of the PAIAM Brexit committee will also be presenting their work on Brexit and the UK Art Market in a seminar dediated to this topic. PAIAM members qualify for a reduced ticket price. Full details, including a booking form, available from www.


The Art Investment Conference
Monday 8 May 2017
1pm – 7pm
Phillips Auction House, Berkeley Square, London

The London Business School together with The Art Connection Club is staging the ninth annual Art Investment Conference which this year is entitled: "Strategies for Protecting and Enhancing the Value of Art”
One of the leading platforms for discussing art as an investment, this year’s conference aims to explore strategies for protecting and enhancing the value of art and to connect interested students, professionals and collectors.  Previous editions of the conference have brought together leading voices in the art market, and this year’s line-up promises to be just as exciting. Confirmed speakers include:
-        Kenny Schachter (Rove Projects)
-        Matthew Carey-Williams (Phillips)
-        Bernadine Bröcker (Vastari)*
-        Harco van den Oever (Overstone)*
-        Nicholas Brett (AXA Art)*
-        Dr Iain Robertson (Sotheby’s Institute of Art)
*denotes PAIAM member.

For more information visit



16-17 March 2017
Fee: £650 (£600 if booked by 16 February, 2017 and a further 10% off for PAIAM members)

This course provides practical information and knowledge about management of artists’ estates. Sessions address important areas such as provenance and title in works of art, legal challenges in ownership and intellectual property rights, establishing and managing trusts and foundations, as well as exploring opportunities to make donations or get art-backed loans. Led by Henry Lydiate, Consultant Lecturer, Art Law, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, this course is suitable for art world professionals and legal practitioners to gain practical knowledge about dealing with various issues connected with end of life and planning the creation and development of artistic legacy.
For more information, please contact: Sindy Mak, Public Programmes Manager T +44 (0)20 7462 2490, E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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