Artnet quotes Louise Paterson on the Ivory Act
A years-in-the-making ivory ban came into effect in the UK on the 6 June, making the ownership of items carved from elephant tusks punishable by hefty fines and jail sentences.
Louise Paterson, Associate, provides comment for Artnet on the new ban.
“It will likely be some time before the impact of the new ban can be assessed objectively. There is always the risk that the ban will simply relocate the ivory trade to other commercial centres and encourage illegal exports to jurisdictions where the ivory trade is less tightly controlled.”
As for the lack of protection for other animals, Louise suggested that the successful passing and enforcement of the Ivory Act makes the prospect of extending the ban beyond elephants “unlikely to prove very controversial.”
Louise's comments were first published in Artnet.
IBA Annual Conference
The IBA heads to Miami for its 2022 Annual Conference bringing together thousands hundreds of lawyers from around the world.
Joint Venture Opportunities
Join our panel where we will discuss various topics including Joint Venture structuring and Partner procurement.
A guide to protecting non-matrimonial assets in divorce
Learn what you need to know about non-marital assets and how to protect them in a divorce.
Charles Russell Speechlys advising Battery Ventures on the sale of SPT Labtech for £650 million.
Battery Ventures has raised over $9 billion to invest in software and services, enterprise infrastructure, and much more around the world.
Alexia Egger Castillo
Wealth Structuring Developments In Switzerland
Careful considerations need to be given when setting up wealth and estate structures and vesting funds in them.
Charles Russell Speechlys partners with London Art Week
Charles Russell Speechlys is proud to be partnering with London Art Week
New Legislation on Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgements in Matrimonial and Family cases by the Courts Hong Kong and the Mainland
The implementation of the Ordinance offers better safeguards to the interests of parties to cross-border marriages.
Windrush Day 2022 – supporting access to justice
Charles Russell Speechlys is proud to continue supporting survivors of the Windrush scandal in their fight for justice.
The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022: Landlords and developers beware serious sanctions for non-compliance
The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 8 February 2022 and will come into force on 30 June 2022.
Charles Russell Speechlys has advised long-standing client Stonegate on a series A investment into Peckwater Brands
Stonegate is one of the largest pub companies in the UK with a rich portfolio that covers over 4,500 sites.
Pro bono support for major office premises move for charity in Stoke-on-Trent
Emmaus entities provide safe homes, community support and meaningful work to formerly homeless people across the UK.
Reporting Restriction Order (reprised) - "Where there is no publicity there is no justice."
Inheritance tax receipts continue to rise - and what to do about it
Financier Worldwide quotes Rachel Warren on the UK’s Economic Crime Act
Evaluating the UK’s Economic Crime Act
Julia Cox and Felicity Chapman write for International Adviser on the rise of pre-nups in the UK
Julia Cox and Felicity Chapman write for International Adviser on the rise of pre-nups
Property Patter: Reasonable Endeavours
What does it mean to use ‘best’, ‘all’ or ‘reasonable’ endeavours?
Could the UK’s Life Sciences Vision be restricted by its Immigration Policy?
We explore some of the visa options that may be open to businesses in the sector and their relative pros and cons.
New Swiss succession law on the transfer of businesses
On 10 June 2022, the Federal Council adopted its Message amending the Civil Code on the transfer of businesses by succession.
Joshua Green writes for Spear's Magazine on Wagatha Christie’s lessons for HNWs
Wagatha Christie’s lessons for HNWs
Stephanie Bonnello writes for the Practical Law Dispute Resolution blog on witness evidence
When are witness summaries permitted instead of witness statements and when should material be struck out from a witness statement?