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GREGOR KLEINKNECHT

FOUNDER PARTNER - Dispute Resolution, Art & Luxury Assets, IP

Gregor specialises in international commercial dispute resolution with a focus on complex and high-value cross-border and multi-jurisdictional arbitration and litigation cases.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and accredited as a civil and commercial mediator with ADR Group.

Gregor also focuses on contentious and non-contentious international intellectual property law. This includes advising on brand protection, the exploitation, protection and enforcement of trade marks, domain names, design rights and copyright. His practice also covers art and cultural heritage law where he is recommended and acknowledged by the leading legal directories.

Gregor’s clients have included sovereign governments, multi-national corporations, banks and other financial institutions, an Ivy League university, but also small innovative start-up companies, art galleries, dealers and collectors, artists and sports personalities, family offices and private clients.

“He’s an absolute delight. He’s such a friendly, approachable person, but beneath that he’s a keen first-class legal mind coming up with creative solutions.” Chambers UK 2023

“He has a good handle on the market and he’s pragmatic and practical.” Chambers UK 2023

“I really admire and respect Gregor’s practice. He is very knowledgeable, practical and strategic in his approach.” Chambers UK 2023

“Gregor Kleinknecht has established himself as one of the leading practitioners in the field of art and cultural property. He is an exceptionally able lawyer, with an in-depth knowledge of the art market and all aspects of art-related litigation”. The Legal 500 2022

“He has excellent knowledge about the art market and the issues involved He has deep industry expertise and is very professional and results-oriented He is flexible to client needs.” Chambers UK 2022

“He has a good handle on the market and he’s pragmatic and practical.” Chambers UK 2023

“I really admire and respect Gregor’s practice. He is very knowledgeable, practical and strategic in his approach.” Chambers UK 2023

“Gregor Kleinknecht has established himself as one of the leading practitioners in the field of art and cultural property. He is an exceptionally able lawyer, with an in-depth knowledge of the art market and all aspects of art-related litigation”. The Legal 500 2022

“He has excellent knowledge about the art market and the issues involved He has deep industry expertise and is very professional and results-oriented He is flexible to client needs.” Chambers UK 2022

“Very knowledgeable, practical and strategic in his approach.” Chambers High Net Worth 2022

“He’s very good. He is extremely diligent and clear. When he explains legal concepts or theory, he is very clear.” Chambers High Net Worth 2022

“One of the names you come across often. He is extremely bright and knows this area inside out and is good with clients.” Chambers UK 2021

“He is a really personable lawyer and has international experience in art and cultural property matters.” Chambers UK 2021

“He is an excellent communicator and very personable. He can break everything down into a really digestible fashion, which is a real skill.” Chambers 2021

“We value Gregor Kleinknecht’s tailored, client-based approach, whereby he takes pains to understand our concerns, what we are seeking to achieve and our budget, before presenting the options and following through as agreed.” The Legal 500 2021 

“Gregor Kleinknecht is outstanding, with a profound understanding of issues relating to art law.” The Legal 500 2021

“He is ‘brilliant’, ‘very knowledgeable and experienced’ and ‘a calm, sensible and knowledgeable lawyer’.” The Legal 500 2021

• Art & Luxury Assets
• Commercial & IP
• Corporate & Finance
• Dispute Resolution
• Media/entertainment & sports

University:
• The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
• The Hague Academy of International Law – Académie de droit international de La Haye
• The University of Freiburg
• University of Geneva
• University of Cologne

Year of qualification: 1995 (Germany)/1996 (England & Wales)

Key firms/companies: Berwin Leighton, CMS Cameron McKenna, Howrey, Klein Solicitors, Hunters Law, Keystone Law

Recognised by Spear’s 500, Best Lawyers, The Legal 500, and Chambers HNW & UK guides for Art and Cultural Property 2023

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