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BSA Law hosts Art Dialogue with the French Ambassador to the UAE

BSA Law, a leading regional law firm headquartered in the UAE, hosted a prestigious event at their DIFC offices in collaboration with the French Ambassador to the UAE, H.E.Nicolas Niemtchinow, Institut Français in the UAE, and the French Embassy. The event, titled "Marché de l’art: les Émirats s’invitent sur l’échiquier international," aimed to explore the role of the UAE in the global art market.

BSA Partner Michael Kortbawi was among the panelists who participated in a lively discussion. He was joined by Lorenzo Fiaschi, Co-fondateur de la Galleria Continua; Nathalie Braz, Vice-chancelière de la Sorbonne Abu Dhabi et spécialiste de la propriété intellectuelle; Laure d’Hauteville, Fondatrice et directrice de la foire MENART et productrice et directrice de projets culturels; and Nathalie Choplain, Attachée culturelle de l’Ambassade de France aux Émirats Arabes Unis et architecte. Together, they shared valuable insights into the evolving landscape of the art industry.

The event also featured an awe-inspiring live art presentation by renowned artist Stef Kai, captivating the audience with her creativity and talent in real-time.

"We are honored to have hosted such a distinguished gathering of experts and enthusiasts in the realm of art," said Michael Kortbawi. "The conversation we shared today underscores the UAE's growing prominence in the international art scene and highlights the importance of legal frameworks in supporting and protecting artistic endeavors. Art serves as a bridge between cultures, and events like these foster meaningful exchanges and partnerships.”

The event concluded with a networking session, allowing attendees to further engage in discussions and build connections within the art community, while admiring the various pieces on display from Stef Kai’s collection.

For more information about BSA Law and their upcoming events, visit www.bsabh.com. 

BSA is a regional Law Firm in the Middle East with offices in the UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia. As a full-service law firm our practice areas include litigation, arbitration and corporate services, including M&A, banking & finance, Intellectual Property, TMT, Fintech, employment and insurance.

Published on 01 March, 2024.

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