How the Panama Papers law firm helped to defend a New York art gallery in legal battle for ownership of an £18million painting looted by the Nazis


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How the Panama Papers law firm helped to defend a New York art gallery in legal battle for ownership of an £18million painting looted by the Nazis

  • 1918 Seated Man With A Cane by Modigliani plundered by the Nazis in 1940
  • Painting was reportedly owned by Jewish gallery owner who fled invasion
  • Descendant has launched legal battle after it resurfaced at auction in 2008
  • He claims Helly Nahmad Gallery in New York should return piece to family
  • Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca has helped gallery defend legal action 
The 1918 Seated Man With A Cane artwork by Modigliani
Jewish gallery owner Oscar Stettiner who reportedly owned the Nazi-looted Seated Man With A Cane

The 1918 Seated Man With A Cane (left) by Modigliani is at the centre of a legal battle for ownership involving a New York art gallery, an offshore company and the Panama Papers law firm. The painting was reportedly owned…

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