Lee & Thompson leads panel discussion on Money Laundering in the Arts Sector

With anti-money-laundering rules set to tighten even more for the art market, yesterday our Head of Art, Partner Sarah Barker, addressed prominent members of the art market during an exclusive panel talk at the historic Arts Club.

Led by the Financial Times and The Art Newspaper’s arts columnist, Melanie Gerlis, the panel was invited to speak on the practical implications that this new EU anti-money-laundering directive will have on the art sector which traditionally lacks transparency around financial transactions, particularly on UK art dealers, agents and shippers.  Joining Sarah on this panel of sector specialists was art advisor Jo Baring and gallerist Lydnsey Ingram.

Lee & Thompson’s dedicated Art Group offers the full range of legal and business affairs services to the visual art, design and photography sector.