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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

EU brings realism to art industry with nouveau AML regulations

The high end of the global art industry is an opaque world of often secret acquisitions, cautious collectors, subjective valuations, and high-value cross-border movement of artwork and funds. These inherent characteristics may protect the privacy and security of genuine buyers and their prized pieces, but they also make the art industry a magnet for criminals seeking to launder their ill-gotten gains.… Continue Reading

UK relaxes wrongful trading rules, and that’s a good thing

The recent news that the UK government is relaxing its wrongful trading rules is to be welcomed. The proposal to temporarily shield directors from liability when their companies do business while having negative balance sheets is set out in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which is currently going through the UK parliament’s legislative process and is expected to be passed into law imminently.Continue Reading

UBO Registers: Cayman goes it alone

As somebody who has argued that open public corporate registers of Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) information are a flawed concept, I was somewhat surprised when one of the UK overseas territories suddenly decided to go it alone, after many arguments that the territories offered more robust company register systems than the UK.… Continue Reading