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Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in Art (Webcast)

The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in Art and Antiquities Matters
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Program Fee:

$119 for Members | $219 for Nonmembers
Small Law Firm: $69 for Members
Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

CLE Credit:
New York: 1.5 Professional Practice
New Jersey: 1.5 General
California: 1.5 General
Pennsylvania: 1.0 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys

With two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this year related to the application of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) to art matters (Philipp v. Federal Republic of Germany and Republic of Hungary v. Simon), it is the opportune time to examine the intersection of these areas. Whereas the FSIA has been applied to invoke jurisdiction over foreign sovereigns in fine art disputes, the FSIA was first cited in an antiquities dispute only two years ago. The panel will examine the history of sovereign immunity, the passage of the FSIA in 1976, its subsequent application in a number of historic art law cases, and its recent invocation in antiquities disputes.

Click Here to View Program Agenda & Faculty

Program Chair:
Leila A. Amineddoleh,
Amineddoleh & Associates

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Art Law, Diana Wierbicki, Chair

New York City Bar 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036

Tuesday, 23 February 2021


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