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Polly Wilkins and Lara Levinson, London-based lawyers for global disputes and investigations law firm Kobre & Kim, unpack the myriad of legal and financial risks associated with the explosive rise in NFT sales The art world is collectively on the up slope of a steep learning curve about Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) – unique, cryptographically secured digital assets which have been growing increasingly popular since the beginning of 2021. These assets include high-value artworks and digital...

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By Lionel Aeschlimann – Managing Partner, Mirabaud Group Mirabaud is an international banking and finance group that provides a clientele of private and institutional investors, companies and finance professionals with highly customised investment, private banking and asset management services. Founded in 1819, and today led by the seventh generation of entrepreneurs, it has gradually become the third largest private bank in Geneva, with offices elsewhere in Switzerland as well as the UK, France, Spain, Luxembourg,...

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Insurance/Protection policies are often seen as a way of providing peace of mind for policyholders in uncertain times; nothing is more uncertain than the current COVID-19 pandemic changing the world around us in ways we could never have expected. It is in these unprecedented times that the spotlight is heavily cast not only on how we effectively manage our assets, but more importantly how we protect them. While some people may have insurance policies in...

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A new management team and superb new projects have pushed the brand to a worldwide top position In 2020, Dutch superyacht builder Moonen Yachts sold two 36-metre Martinique yachts. The first, M/Y KOKORO, was delivered to her owner earlier this year and the second project, YN200, will be completed by the end of this year for a repeat customer in the United States. Furthermore, the shipyard has an additional 36-metre Martinique and a 34-metre ‘gentleman’s...

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MAM Shanghai is presenting the first exhibition of Zaha Hadid Architects in mainland China, with a retrospective display of projects dating from 1982 to today. Defined by a timeline of Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) formative works in China, ZHA Close Up at MAM Shanghai explores the pioneering research and interconnecting relationships that unite their projects around the globe, detailing the technological innovations that are transforming how the studio imagines, designs and constructs built environments. See...

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The largest arts and heritage museum to open in the UK in 2020, The Box in Plymouth, plans to reopen to the public on Tuesday 18th May 2021, following a six-month closure due to COVID-19. The Box first opened its doors to visitors at its delayed public launch on 29th September 2020. It has so far welcomed more than 30,000 visitors, despite being open for a total of just nine weeks. Easily the most impressive...

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What Are The 10 Most Expensive Wines in the World? What happens to the value of a bottle of wine if you drink it? It’s a conversation that must often happen around the dinner table after the host announces that he has purchased a bottle of wine with a value soaring into the thousands. And does cost always equate to quality? Often that’s not the point – it’s the rarity that gives these valuable vintages...

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The art logistics world is facing challenges and responding with technological innovations. We find out how from Charlotte von Knorring, Head of Art and Fine Art at the global logistics leader YSDS. What are the main functions of an art logistics company?At YSDS, we provide our clients with a global and comprehensive art logistics service, offering logistics consulting, expert packing, shipping & documentation, installation and state-of-the-art storage facilities. YSDS’ dedicated art teams have gained extensive...

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An interview with Marc Topiol, Chairman of Sotogrande SA • Who was responsible for the development of Sotogrande?Sotogrande was established in 1962 by Joseph McMicking. Having seen the idyllic coasts and wild natural scenery in the area, Joseph bought five neighbouring fincas around the Guadiaro River estuary. His idea was to establish a luxurious residential development within a stone’s throw of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, and this idea became Sotogrande. Since its inception, Sotogrande has...

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The World Photography Organisation has announced the overall winners in the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony’s digital imaging kit is awarded to the documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series Bank Top. Also announced are the ten category winners alongside 2nd and 3rd place of the Professional competition as well as overall winners of the Open, Student...

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