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Middle East Series: Art Market Trends

24 November 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


In the latest webinar from our Middle East Series, this webinar will take a look at our HNW clients in the Middle East are investing in Art.  We will look at some of the issues around buying & selling art; logistics and transportation issues; tax & legal considerations; structuring & governance.  We are delighted to be joined by panelists from the UAE and UK to discuss all these important topics: 

Tom Wood - Head of Operations, Queen's, London.  Having worked in the specialist logistics industry for a number of years, Tom Wood advises private clients, museums and institutions on the logistics required to move their priceless works of art, antiques and antiquities. Tom leads a multinational team to pack, ship and store your prized possessions around the globe.

Nic Arnold - Head of Private Office – UK, Private Office, Private Client Services, JTC, London.  Nic joined JTC in 2021 as UK Head of JTC Private Office. She has responsibility for the strategic development and performance of the UK’s holistic family office services. Nic has extensive experience in bringing broad and bespoke fiscal governance to high net worth individuals and families spanning the globe.

Her role at JTC Private Office is to ensure that the highest levels of professional and corporate governance are applied to families’ lives, whether that be supporting family members themselves or their own family offices. Services may cover anything from managing the transfer of wealth through generations to buying a superyacht or implementing financial software. Nic has particular expertise in luxury assets, and as a chartered tax adviser, she understands the increasingly complex demands of global taxation.

Alia Haskouri - Associate Director, Private Client Services, JTC, Dubai.  Alia joined JTC’s Private Client Services division in 2020 as an Associate Director, located in their Dubai office.

Alia is responsible for maintaining and managing client relationships, the management of corporate structures and business development in the GCC region. Prior to joining JTC, Alia spent the previous five and half years of her career at Intertrust Dubai.

Chris Haywood - Senior Associate – Art & Luxury, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, Dubai.  Chris acts for a broad range of clients from artists, museums and galleries through to luxury and retail brands and leading international wine merchants. In addition to advising on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters, Chris has particular expertise in managing and protecting his clients’ copyright, moral rights and global brand portfolios.

Chris is a dual-qualified Solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney. Chris is admitted to practice in England and Wales and has represented clients before the EUIPO, UKIPO, English High Court and in arbitration proceedings.

Richard Bagnall-Smith - Founding Director, Cadell+Co, London.  Richard is responsible for Client relationships, along with Willem de Gier and has developed a client base amongst Lawyers, Private Banks, Trust firms and Family Offices in London, Geneva, Zurich, and the Channel Isles.

With many years on the global Executive Management Board at Christie’s and Qatar Museums Authority, Richard has extensive experience of the art market. This experience has informed the redefining of art advisory through the creation of Cadell - the first truly independent and conflict-free art advisory firm that does not; deal, broker or accept Introductory Commissions. Cadell’s focus is to provide Private Client Professionals with independent advice on art transactions and is also regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for advice on raising loans against art (credit broking).

Richard and Willem, along with their team of 26 world class experts, work principally with Lawyers, Trustees and Family Offices to sell works of art and art collections via a formal competitive sale process.  In 2020 Cadell won the STEP Boutique of the Year Award and in 2021 Cadell became a top 3 European consigner with sales of over $130m.

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