The Dark Arts: the unlawful trade in art, antiquities and cultural property

  • 21 Feb 2017
  • 17:30 - 21:00
  • Mishcon de Reya LLP, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH
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We are delighted to advise that Mishcon de Reya will be hosting our next event on Art Fraud on Tuesday 21 February 2017 at Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH

Our esteemed speakers, Amanda Gray, Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya, Detective Constable Philip Clare, Metropolitan Police and Lt Col Tim Purbrick, Army Headquarters will be talking about "The Dark Arts: the unlawful trade in art, antiquities and cultural property"

Programme:

17:30hrs to 18:30hrs: Registration & Reception Drinks
18:30hrs to 19:30hrs: Speakers and Q&A
19:30hrs to 21:00hrs: Networking Reception

Speaker Bios:

Amanda Gray, Managing Associate, Mishcon de ReyaAmanda Gray is a Managing Associate in Mishcon Private, specialising in Art Law. She is valued by her clients for her commercial, flexible approach and depth of knowledge across a diverse range of legal problems that are faced by those operating within the art market and related fields. As a senior member of Art Law, she is one member of the established team who are recognised for finding creative solutions to intractable problems.  Clients include collectors, dealers, auction houses, artists, foundations, public and private institutions. She assists clients with a broad scope of contentious and non-contentious issues that cover ownership, provenance attribution and reputation. Her non-contentious work includes: sale and purchase agreements, art collection management,  loan and agency agreements, artists' resale rights regulations and bringing new discoveries to the market place. Her specialist contentious work includes: looted and Holocaust art claims, authentication and title claims, and advice on disputes arising out of breaches of contract, negligence and misrepresentation. As a leading member of the firm's multi-disciplinary Luxury Assets Group, Amanda provides advice to clients on luxury assets including classic cars, bloodstock to jewellery, each with nuances individual to their respective fields.

Philip Clare, Detective Constable, Metropolitan Police:  Phillip has been a police officer for 23 years, 21 of those as a Detective Constable.  Philip served for 11 years in Suffolk Police before transferring to the Metropolitan Police in 2005.  Philip has a background in complex and serious crime investigations and will be presenting an overview of the Art and Antiques Unit, the London Art Market and their investigations with a particular focus on fraud and forgery offences.

Lt Col Tim Purbrick, Army Headquarters: Tim Purbrick was a tank commander in the 1991 Gulf War. He was the Spokesman for the Army in the Ministry of Defence and ran the Army Combat Camera Team, travelling the world for two years to gather stories to promote the Army in the media. After a technical post, Tim left the Army and joined the specialist media unit in the Army Reserves. In his civilian career Tim worked for 12 years tracking down stolen plant and equipment and stolen art and antiques for The Equipment Register and the Art Loss Register. During his Army Reserves career Tim has been mobilised for the Iraq war in 2003, for which he was based in London, to Iraq in 2007 and to Afghanistan in 2011. On return from Afghanistan Tim worked in the renewables industry for 3 years. He now works for his family's company, Nevill Keating Pictures, which are private art dealers in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art works based in St James's. Tim's current military post is in the Concepts Branch of Army Headquarters. The Branch, the Chief of the General Staff's strategic foresight unit, looks 20 years into the future to determine how the Army can be shaped to meet the challenges of the future environment. Tim leads on Media, Information Warfare and Cyber Warfare. He is also the lead for Military Cultural Property Protection (CPP) and is Chairman of the Military CPP Working Group.  Lt Col Tim Purbrick will be talking about "Delivering a military cultural property protection capability in the UK Armed Forces".

We look forward to seeing you on the evening.

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