Gregor Kleinknecht

Gregor Kleinknecht


Gregor Kleinknecht


Gregor qualified as a German Rechtsanwalt in 1995 and as an English solicitor in 1996.

Following a career at two leading international City of London law firms and at a US law firm, Gregor founded and led the boutique firm of Klein Solicitors. He joined Hunters as a Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Business Services departments upon the merger of the two firms in February 2014.


Gregor has a broadly based practice with an emphasis on international commercial dispute resolution and, in particular, on complex and high value cross-border and multi-jurisdictional arbitration and litigation cases. Gregor is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator with ADR Group.

Two other aspects of Gregor’s practice are a strong contentious and non-contentious international IP practice, focusing on brand protection, and the exploitation, protection and enforcement of trademarks, domain names, design rights and copyright; and a leading practice in art and cultural heritage law.

His clients have to date 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.




Chambers HNW 2019

Ranked in Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law

“Gregor is 'incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about art'”
“He has a breadth of experience in art law to be considered an expert. He can handle litigation and the IP side of things as well. He is the total package”
“Recognised as 'very clear and very efficient'. He 'always responds very promptly'”

Chambers UK 2019

Ranked in Band 3 in the Art and Cultural Property Department

“Recognised as 'very knowledgeable, thoughtful and efficient, and is keen to give the client the best advice and get the right results'”

The Legal 500 2019

Recommended in the Art and Cultural Property section

Chambers UK 2018

Ranked in Band 3 in the Art and Cultural Property Department

“Recognised for his 'enormous skill with art law, and his ability to handle different art legal issues with immense pressure and skill. He explains confusing or tricky situations very clearly and acts decisively and firmly on the clients behalf'”

The Legal 500 2017

Listed in the Art and Cultural Property section

“'Prominent in the area' and a 'tough litigator'”

Chambers HNW 2017

Ranked in Band 3 for Art and Cultural Property Law

Chambers UK 2016

“Recommended as 'very involved and is one of the few I would think of as being an art market specialist'”

The Legal 500 2016

Recommended in the Art and Cultural Property section

“Referrers note that he has 'a great eye for detail and is very hardworking'”

Corporate Live Wire 2014

Lawyer of the Year in the category Intellectual Property – UK

Corporate Live Wire 2013

Lawyer of the Year in the category Litigation – UK


Professional Memberships:

The Law Society, Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS), Art Resolve, International Bar Association (IBA), Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), American Bar Association Section of International Law (ABA)(Member of the Steering Committee for Art & Cultural Heritage), Professional Advisers to the International Art Market (PAIAM)(Board Member); Art Investment Council (AIC); Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP), Institut für Kunst und Recht.

Corporate Memberships:

London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Institute of Art and Law (IAL), Art Law Foundation, Lawyers Volunteering for the Arts, German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Franco-British Lawyers Society.

Personal Memberships:

The Arts Club, Fondation Maeght, National Farmers Union (NFU), Royal Yachting Association (RYA), Goodwood Road Racing Company, Wadebridge Coasters Cycling Club, British Cycling.

“Gregor is described as 'incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about art'.”

- Chambers HNW 2019

“He is 'keen to give the client the best advice and get the right results'.”

- Chambers & Partners UK 2019

“Gregor is 'very knowledgeable, thoughtful and efficient.'”

- Chambers & Partners UK 2019

Latest Headlines

Sep 02, 2019
Gregor Kleinknecht comments on Timothy Sammons misleading clients over sales of works by artists in The Art Newspaper
Aug 15, 2019
Gregor Kleinknecht discusses trading in antiquities in Discover Germany’s September 2019 Issue
Jun 13, 2019
Gregor Kleinknecht examines the transposition of 5AMLD into UK law in Discover Germany
May 29, 2019
Gregor Kleinknecht speaking at a seminar presented by the Union Internationale des Avocats: The Death of a Transaction
May 17, 2019
Gregor Kleinknecht writes for Discover Germany’s June magazine
May 02, 2019
Gregor Kleinknecht appointed by as a UDPR panellist for resolving domain name disputes
Apr 16, 2019
Gregor Kleinknecht and Petra Warrington’s introduction to the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive for the American Bar Association discussed in Cultural Property News
Mar 25, 2019
Gregor Kleinknecht and Petra Warrington examine the art trade and the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive in the ABA’s Art & Cultural Heritage Law newsletter
Mar 18, 2019
Gregor Kleinknecht discusses the new draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market in Discover Germany
Feb 27, 2019
Gregor Kleinknecht’s chapter on options for brand protection and dispute resolution in Growing Business Innovation

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