Patrizzi Takes Antiquorum Operators to Court

Osvaldo Patrizzi, founder of Antiquorum, the international fine-watch auctioneer, has filed legal actions against those who took it over and ousted him and other top officials in early August. Meanwhile, an Antiquorum spokesperson said it could have a permanent replacement for Patrizzi by year’s end. Civil and criminal actions were filed in Geneva, site of Antiquorum’s headquarters, in August, said Didier Plantin, Patrizzi’s lawyer and the former legal consultant to Antiquorum, in a JCK interview. Patrizzi’s U.S. lawyers also were “instructed to act to … protect his [Patrizzi’s] interests and the company’s,” Plantin said. At press time, the court hadn’t yet ruled. Antiquorum’s current management had no comment about the legal actions or Patrizzi’s allegations, said spokesperson Karin Tasso. The legal suits, said Plantin, sought to “prove that any and all a

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