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The Dutch Restitutions Committee investigates the claims of Dutch Holocaust survivors on art treasures stolen by the Nazis during World War II

April 7, 2016

Panama Papers hold new evidence
in dispute over Modigliani painting
Panama Papers hold new evidence in dispute over Modigliani painting

November 28, 2015

Estate Seeks return of Modigliani Portrait
Art Dealer's Grandson Sues Gallery
In a fresh legal complaint filed on Tuesday, the estate of a Paris art dealer is seeking the return of a precious Modigliani portrait said to have been seized by the Nazis and now, the court papers contend, in the possession of the Nahmad family, a dynasty of art dealers that wields enormous power in the international art market.

November 24, 2015

Estate Sues Nahmad Gallery
Network for Modigliani Portrait
In a fresh legal complaint filed on Tuesday, the estate of a Paris art dealer is seeking the return of a precious Modigliani portrait said to have been seized by the Nazis and now, the court papers contend, in the possession of the Nahmad family, a dynasty of art dealers that wields enormous power in the international art market.
Mondex helps estates, heirs, beneficiaries recover art and assets looted, lost or stolen during the second world war.

Binding Opinion Concerning

Paintings by Ferdinand Bol

August 10, 2015

Binding opinion concerning the dispute over restitution of the paings Portrait of Pieter Bouwens and Portrait of Anna Maria van Nutt, by Ferdinand Bol, currently in the posession of the Dutch munucipality or Roosendaal

August 09, 2014

Who will be the recipient of Margret Kainer’s millions ?

In 2005, the Vaud Canton, the commune of Pully and a foundation shared an unclaimed fortune. 

Alexis Favre, Le Temps, Saturday, 09 August 2014.

New heirs have come forward and have sought legal intervention.  They live in Australia, South America...

February 15, 2015

The Art Market: Richter Rules

The long-running battle between Frenchman Philippe Maestracci and the powerful Nahmad family over a $20m Modigliani has bubbled back this month. “Seated Man with a Cane” (1918) is claimed by Maestracci who says he is the heir of Oscar Stettiner, a Jewish art dealer from whom the painting was looted by the Nazis.

October 18, 2014

Family says Swiss bank posed as heir of looted art.

by Patricia Cohen, The New York Times Oct 18, 2014

When Christie's auctioned off Edgar Degas's "Danseuses" for nearly $11 

million in 2009, the catalog noted that the masterpiece was being sold as part of a restitution agreement... 
In 2011, James Palmer, a London-based attorney (sic) whose company, Mondex, specializes in the restitution of Jewish property stolen by the Nazis contacted the author with information about Chanel's surprising intervention in the life of a French-Jewish family during the war.

October 18, 2014

Heirs to art looted by Nazis sue Swiss Bank for Fraudulent Sales.

By Haaretz, Oct. 18, 2014

 

Heirs of a German-Jewish couple whose vast art collection was confiscated by the Nazis have filed lawsuits against a Swiss bank they accuse of cheating them out of their inheritance...

James Palmer Gets Looted Art Back

    -by Michael Kaminer

When The New York Times broke the story of a lawsuit over misdirected proceeds of Nazi-looted art, it dedicated a

a couple of lines to Mondex Corporation, a low-profile outfit whose research brought the case to light.

January 5, 2015

August 09, 2014

Opbrengst van roofkunst gaat naar

'nepstichting'

Een Zwitserse bank blijkt jarenlang de opbrengst van veilingen te hebben ontvangen uit de nalatenschap-Kainer.

Volgens de familie heeft de bank bitter

weinig gedaan om hen op te sporen.

October 18, 2014

Heirs Sue Bank Over Sale of Nazi Looted Art.

by Patricia Cohen, The New York Times Oct 18, 2014 

When Christie's auctioned off Edgar Degas's "Danseuses" for nearly $11 
million in 2009, the catalog noted that the masterpiece was being sold as part of a restitution agreement... 

April 22, 2014

Italy: The next multibillion-dollar           art market?

Katy Barnato, Tuesday, ETCNBC.com,  Apr 22, 2014

 

As Italy's new government promises much-needed business and legal reforms to invigorate the country's economy, experts have flagged one area in dire need of change: Italy's art and antiquities export market. 

June 14, 2014

Helly Nahmad, Facing Court Case Concerning Modigliani's "Seated Man with Cane".

Financial Times June 14 2014

Scion of the billionaire Nahamad family of art traders, the New York based Helly Nahmad, is facing another court case.  This one targets Helly and his father David.  It concerns
Modigliani's "Seated Man with Cane" (1918) which is claimed by a Frenchman, Phillippe Maestracci...

August 09, 2014

Qui touchera les millions de Margret Kainer?

En 2005, le canton de Vaud, la commune de se sont partage une fortune en desherence.

Alexis Favre, Le Temps, Saturday, 09 August 2014.

De nouveaux heritiers se manifestent et saisissent la justice.  Ils sont en Australie, en Amerique du Sud, aux Etas-Unis...

Mondex Corporation wins Superior Court case against Deputy Minister of Revenue of Québec.

© 2014 Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP 

 

In a decision rendered May 3, 2007, Justice Louise Lemelin of the Superior Court allowed a mandamus against the Deputy Minister of Revenue of Québec in order to force him to publish information on the unclaimed financial asset accounts he administers under the Public Trustee Act...

Netherlands Restitutes Two Works to Heir of Holocaust Victim.

Dutch minister of Culture, Jet Bussemaker, has ordered the restitution of two pictures from the national collection of the Netherlands to the heir of a 

by Pac Pobric March 17, 2014

Holocaust victim. The Dutch Golden Age paintings, Amsterdam Town Hall by Gerrit Berckheyde and View of a Dutch Harbour with Figures by Adam Willaerts, will be returned to the unnamed claimant...

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