Art & Taxation Afternoon Seminar (Swedenborg Society)

Posted on: March 15, 2018 by

This afternoon seminar on 7 June 2018 is being offered by the Institute of Art & Law with gracious support from Hunters Solicitors. It will focus on issues of taxation involving artworks and other cultural objects. What tax matters should collectors and dealers consider when putting together an art collection? What incentives exist regarding artworks and cultural objects to alleviate a tax burden? And what are the leading cases in this area? These questions and more will be answered during this unique seminar.

The event will be eligible for 3 CPD points.

Venue: Swedenborg Society, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London

Date & Time: 7 June 2018, 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm, followed by a food & drinks reception

Cost: £144 (incl. VAT) – 50% off for IAL members (and UKRG members)


Speakers and topics:

  • Jonathan Godwin-Austen, partner, Hunters Solicitors

‘Art collectors and tax planning’

  • Panel: Tax incentives and cultural property

– Ruth Cornett, Director, Heritage & Taxation Advisory Service, Christie’s

– Clarissa Vallat, Director, Tax, Heritage and UK Museums, Sotheby’s

– Mike Neill, Director, Art Collections, Estates & Valuations, Bonhams

  • James Rivett, barrister, Pump Court Tax Chambers

‘Works of art and tax disputes’

  • Roderick Cordara QC, barrister, Essex Court Chambers

‘VAT and art transactions’

  • Elizabeth Emerson, associate, White & Case LLP

‘Case study: Reynolds’s Portrait of Omai and wasting assets’

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With gracious support from Hunters Solicitors.