Art Law Unveiled: Navigating Modern and Contemporary Art Transactions – 9 November

Posted on: April 4, 2023 by

What are the particular legal issues that face buyers, sellers and collectors of modern and contemporary art? Join us on 9th November at a seminar kindly hosted by Wedlake Bell LLP in London as we explore this topic in detail. Many of the relevant issues will be unique to dealing in such periods, especially insofar as they involve copyright and the moral rights of artists, the role of commercial galleries and dealers, the involvement of artists and their families, and the potential role of authenticating bodies. How does one navigate the many legal challenges that these entail? This seminar will offer many solutions to this very topical question.

Date: 9 November 2023

Time: 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm

Location: Wedlake Bell LLP, 71 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4AY


  • Contracts and artist representation
  • Authenticity matters in relation to contractual disputes
  • Artists, estates and policing the market
  • Artists, estates and intellectual property rights
  • Artist resale rights



  • James Willington (Finance Director, Gagosian Gallery, London)
  • Reema Selhi, Head of Policy and International, The Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS)
  • Rudy Capildeo (Partner, Wedlake Bell LLP)
  • Tim Maxwell (Partner, Wedlake Bell LLP)
  • Emily Gould (Assistant Director, Institute of Art and Law)
  • Harry Martin (Barrister, Serle Court)
  • Representative of the Artists’ Collecting Society
  • Representative of the Richard Eurich Estate
  • More to be confirmed shortly!


The moderators will include Alexander Herman (Director, IAL) and Tamara Wakeford (Associate, Wedlake Bell).

Price: £96.00 (includes VAT). 50% off for IAL members (and UKRG or BADA members): insert coupon code at checkout. To pay by invoice contact




The image above features Piet Mondrian’s Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow (1930). Mondrian died in 1944 and the work is in the public domain.