Lot 12
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One-on-One Lunch at the NoMad Hotel, New York, with Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor

Price Realised: GBP 5500.00
Estimate : GBP 1,000 - 6,000

One-on-One Lunch at the NoMad Hotel, New York, with Gillian Tett, Markets and Finance Commentator and Assistant Editor of the Financial Times

The Lunch

If your bid is successful, you will be joining Gillian for one-on-one lunch at the NoMad Hotel, 1170 Broadway & 28th Street, New York, New York 10001, on a date that is mutually agreeable for both parties.


Winning bidders will be contacted by the Financial Times via email following the close of sale to agree a suitable date.

In her previous roles, Gillian Tett was US managing editor and oversaw global coverage of the financial markets. In March 2009 she was Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. In June 2009 her book Fool’s Gold won Financial Book of the Year at the inaugural Spear’s Book Awards.

In 2007 she was awarded the Wincott prize, the premier British award for financial journalism, for her capital markets coverage. She was British Business Journalist of the Year in 2008. She joined the FT in 1993 and worked in the former Soviet Union and Europe, and in the economics team. In 1997 she was posted to Tokyo where she became the bureau chief, before returning in 2003 to become deputy head of the Lex column.

All proceeds from the sale of this lot will be paid to World Child Cancer.

Lot Notes

• This lot cannot be resold or re-auctioned.
• Any travel and accommodations for the attendees shall be the buyer’s responsibility.

In event the lunch is cancelled for any reason by the Financial Times or Christie’s, or if it is not possible to agree a mutually convenient time for the lunch, the sole remedy to the buyer will be a refund of the full purchase price.

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Additional Charge Details

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Payment Information

Payment: You must pay the full amount due (comprising the final bid price) no later than 11:59 p.m. (GMT) on Thursday, 23 January 2014. You will not acquire title and own the lot until all amounts due to Christie’s have been received by us in full and cleared funds even in circumstances where Christie’s has released the lot to you.

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(i.) to charge interest at such rate as Christie’s shall reasonably decide;
(ii.) to hold the defaulting buyer liable for the total amount due and to commence legal proceedings for its recovery together with interest, legal fees and costs to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law;
(iii.) to cancel the sale;
(iv.) to resell the property publicly or privately on such terms as Christie’s and the seller shall think fit, and the buyer shall be liable for payment of any deficiency between the total amount originally due to us and the price obtained upon resale as well as for all costs, expenses, damages, legal fees and commissions and premiums of whatever kind associated with both sales or otherwise arising from the default;
(v.) to set off against any amounts which Christie’s, or Christie’s International plc, or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or parent companies worldwide, may owe to the buyer in any other transactions, the outstanding amount remaining unpaid by the buyer; and/or
(vi.) to reject at any future auction any bids made by or on behalf of the buyer or to obtain a deposit from the buyer before accepting any bids.
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(viii.) to take such other action as Christie’s deems necessary or appropriate.

Lot Essay

The Financial Times has joined forces with Christie’s and some of the world’s leading restaurants in London and New York to offer you the opportunity to bid for a one-on-one lunch with your favourite FT columnist. All proceeds go to the FT’s seasonal appeal charity, World Child Cancer, which aims to improve cancer treatment and care for children across the developing world. As a further incentive for giving, the UK government will match the winners’ bids pound for pound, doubling your donation.

The survival rate for children with cancer is just 5% in developing nations compared to 80% in developed countries. World Child Cancer aims to address this inequality in cancer care by improving diagnosis, as well as providing access to life-saving cancer treatment.

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