Event News (2014)

October 2014

Chambers UK has ranked Pierre Valentin in the top band for Art and Cultural Property Law in their 2015 Directory. He was hailed as ‘… “a leader in this area”. He has a wealth of experience representing a range of clients in relation to domestic and international transactions and disputes.‘ The link to Pierre’s profile can be found here.

September 2014

Pierre Valentin’ and Freya Stewart’s article on the regulation of auction rings was featured in Volume 12 No 1 of Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law, the newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division. Pierre Valentin’ and Michael Petrides’ article on expert opinions in France was also featured in that publication.

Pierre Valentin contributed to Deloitte’ and ArtTactic’s Art & Finance Report 2014, which analyses the developments in the art and finance industry over the last 12 months. The complete report is available here.

Pierre Valentin contributed a chapter on Art as Collateral for Loans in a book called L’art a-t-il un prix ? – The Art of Pricing the Priceless published by Schulthess. The subject matter of the book is the valuation of art and its challenges in a litigious world. The authors review issues and risks associated with valuations in different contexts and across jurisdictions, including litigation, sales, auction guarantees, art finance, and taxation. The authors include Sylvain Marchand, Bénédict Foëx, Xavier Oberson and Henry Peter as well as Paul-Benoît Duvoisin, Pierre Gabus, and Anne Laure Bandle. To order a copy, please visit www.schulthess.com.

On 14 September 2014, Pierre Valentin was quoted in the FT (Life & Arts) on the new EU consumer protection regulations affecting online sales.

On 4 September 2014, Pierre Valentin was a guest speaker at the Art Business Conference (www.theartbusinessconference.com). In the morning of the conference, he gave a presentation on loans against art. The focus of his afternoon presentation was online sales, in particular new legislation designed to protect EU consumers buying art, antiques and collectibles online.

June 2014

On 27 June 2014, Pierre Valentin addressed CINOA members at Masterpiece in London on new EU consumer protection regulations affecting the sale of art, antiques and collectables items.

May 2014

Pierre Valentin was quoted by the Art Newspaper in an article on auction rings (see press section).

February 2014

On 2 February 2014, Pierre Valentin was mentioned in a Sunday Times article regarding the potential destruction of a fake Chagall. The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, the National Post, Art + Auction, the Center for Art Law and CTpost.com also picked up on the story (see press section).

On 2 February 2014, Pierre Valentin featured in the BBC1 programme Fake or Fortune. The focus of this episode of Fake or Fortune, presented by Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould, was a painting attributed to Chagall which the Chagall Committee in Paris is threatening to destroy because, they say, it is a fake.

January 2014

On 30 January 2014, Pierre Valentin moderated a panel discussion on art finance organized by Constantine Cannon LLP.

On 16 January 2014, the Art Media Agency Newsletter (AMA) quoted Pierre Valentin in its section “La nouvelle régulation du commerce en ligne inquiète le marché de l’art britannique” (see press section).

On 16 January 2014, Pierre Valentin chaired the third annual conference of the association of Professional Advisers to the International Art Market (PAIAM) at Sotheby’s.

On 9 January 2014, the Art Newspaper quoted Pierre Valentin in its article “New rules threaten online art market in the UK” (see press section).

In January 2014, the Art Newspaper published a commentary by Pierre Valentin on the Gurlitt hoard (see press section).