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Cassirer v Thyssen-Bornemisza: California Court revives claim to Pissarro yet again

Like so many court cases dealing with claims to Nazi-looted art, the Cassirer v Thyssen-Bornemisza case has placed much emphasis on the following questions: Which law will the Court apply to the issues it is being asked to consider? Has the current possessor acquired ownership of the artwork? Is the claim to the artwork barred…Continue reading Cassirer v Thyssen-Bornemisza: California Court revives claim to Pissarro yet again

A (very) small step towards a liberalisation of Italian export controls

Traditionally considered among the strictest in Europe, Italian export regulations have just been amended following an almost three-year debate. The discussion on the reasons for the stagnation of the art market in Italy was originally promoted by Progetto Apollo, an association of art dealers, auction houses and other professionals operating in the art market. The legal advisor of the group,…Continue reading A (very) small step towards a liberalisation of Italian export controls