A recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) reminds auctioneers that estimates in auction catalogues must make clear that charges apply in addition to… Read More »Christie’s Gets a Slap on the Wrist from the Advertising Standards Authority
On 22 November 2016, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an initial investigation into suspected anti-competitive practices in relation to the supply of… Read More »The UK Competition and Markets Authority opens an investigation into auction services
It is said that when a messenger brought the news to Louis XVI that the Bastille had been taken, the monarch asked: is this a… Read More »Is this a rebellion? No Sir, this is a revolution
Changes in the law make auction rings easier to prosecute, but is the regulatory framework still fit for purpose?
Art dealers regularly bid at auction in partnership with other art dealers. The law does not object to joint bidding provided that certain conditions are… Read More »Changes in the law make auction rings easier to prosecute, but is the regulatory framework still fit for purpose?
Under EU law, consumers buying goods from a trader at a distance, or from a trader face-to-face but outside the trader’s usual business premises, have… Read More »Danger Ahead – Auctions Undermined by New Consumer Protection