ARTLAW.ONLINE is launched

26 Dec, 2016 News

Being either a Christmas miracle or the result of hard work and devotion of many people, depending on how you look at it, but ARTLAW.ONLINE is finally launched!


We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all contributors to the initial content of the platform.

You believed in the idea, supported its’ realisation and were the first ones to take your time and share your expertise with our readers!


THANK YOU! You are great!


Please, get acquainted with our contributors:


Jur. Dr. L.L.M. Frantzeska Papadopoulou is an Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of Stockholm University as well as a Senior Lecturer in Linneaus University, Sweden. Prof. Papadopoulou is the author of the book “”Opening Pandora's box : exploring flexibilities and alternatives for protecting traditional knowledge and genetic resources under the intellectual property framework”, and of several articles and book chapters in the field of intellectual property rights. She has studied law in France and Sweden and holds a bachelor in Business Administration from the Stockholm Business School. She has a long experience of working with Intellectual Property Rights as a practitioner and was for several years working as an IP expert for the Swedish Association of Industries. Her current research projects focus on the field of patent law, regulatory framework for pharmaceutical products, geographical indications, traditional knowledge and folklore as well as on the meaning of “property rights” in the field of Intellectual Property Rights.



Merima Bruncevic is Doctor of Laws, researcher and senior lecturer at the Gothenburg University, Sweden. She is currently also working at the University Roma Tre in Italy where she is conducting her postdoctoral research on cultural property. Merima's doctoral thesis is called "Access to art and the legal concept of the cultural commons" and she recently published a book called "Modern Intellectual Property Law". She has an extensive experience as a legal consultant in complex intellectual property matters in the entertainment industy. Merima worked for a long time as Intellectual Property Manager at the Walt Disney Company in London, UK, as well as held various other legal posts in the music and film industries. She also gives lectures and writes for cultural events such as Gothenburg Film Festival and various art exhibitions.



Dr. Tiina Pajuste is a lecturer in international and EU law at Tallinn University. She has previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights (University of Helsinki), and as a Research Associate on the ongoing Legal Tools for Peacemaking Project, based at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (University of Cambridge). She holds an LLM from the University of Helsinki and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her main research interests include the activity of international organisations, conflict settlement and human rights.


Thibault Chollet joined Deloitte in February 2006. His main areas of expertise are the design of IT strategy and target operating model, consulting in technology, and management of corporate-wide IT projects for the banking and insurance sectors. He is also active in enterprise architecure reviews and design, implementations of core systems (banks and insurances), and refactoring of IT organization/function. Thibault is also managing the CIO Advisory Services and contributes to the Digital community.


Adriano Picinati di Torcello joined Deloitte in 2008 and is a director within the advisory and consulting department at Deloitte Luxembourg. He has over 15 years of prefessional experience and is in charge of coordinating the Art & Finance initiative at Deloitte. Previously, Adriano worked as a business developer in the financial industry.


Vitaliy Leshchenko, business developer and manager, specialised in art market and banking, former leader of the first art-banking department in Latvia


Kadi-Ell Tähiste is finishing her MA studies in law at the University of Tarty and is currently working as a coordinator at the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center. She has previously worked in a contemporary art gallery Vaal and in the legal department of the Estonian Ministry of Culture. In the ministry Kadi-Ell worked closely with the arts adviser providing her legal advice in the process of producing recommendation and other materials to complement the Commissioning of Artworks Act.


Maria Boicova-Wynants is a European Mediator in cross-border civil and commercial disputes, as well as qualified Patent and Trademark attorney. She has over 12 years of experience in mediation, intellectual property law and strategy, practising in Eastern Europe, Western Europe and South Africa. Maria holds law and MBA degrees and is an author of numerous publications in domains of intellectual property and risk management in different online and printed media. Commercial mediation aside, Maria is currently developing her personal project on the cross-roads of mediation, life coaching and strategy. She is also an author of a popular blog on lifestyle balance and efficient organizing a household and family life (Family Life CEO).



Estere Kajema, MA Contemporary Art Theory. Writer, curator. Currently researching topics of collective memory within social media.





Alla Pozdnakova is a Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Oslo, since September 2013. She held researcher positions at the Faculty since September 2005. Pozdnakova holds law degree from the University of Latvia (1999), a Master’s degree in European and International Law from the Riga Graduate School of Law (2000) and a doctor juris degree from the University of Oslo (2007). Her doctoral thesis addresses EU competition law issues in maritime transport (liner shipping). Her postdoctoral study addresses law of the sea issues in relation to criminal liability for ship-source pollution. Allas’ main fields of expertise are maritime law and law of the sea, EU/EEA law, and competition law.



LL.M Irina Olevska is a practising attorney-at-law and a curator of art law-related projects in Riga Graduate School of Law (Riga, Latvia). She holds Diploma in Art Law of Institute of Art and Law, UK. Irina is the author of the book “Peculiarities of Legal Regulation of Fine Art Prints: American v. European approach” (2010) and various publications in the field of art and cultural heritage law. Irina is a manager and supervisor of the art law platform


Tīna Vecvagare ir studying in Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL), Law and Diplomacy program. Tīna is RGSL Student Association - International Organisation Chairperson.


Neringa Vanjūtė studies law at Vilnius University. Neringa had been working as a trainee at National Courts Administration of the Republic of Lithuania. From June 2015 Neringa is assistant lawyer at law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene. Her field of interest and research covers labor law, intellectual property law.

Justina Ražauskaitė is a third year law student at Vilnius University Faculty of Law. She iss practising as a lawyer at Magnusson Law Firm. Justina’s field of interests covers law, art and politics



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