Gregor Kleinknecht LLM MCIARB

Gregor Kleinknecht LLM MCIARB

Gregor Kleinknecht is the founder and managing director of Klein Solicitors, a successful, dynamic and independent legal boutique recently established in Mayfair in the Westend of London.  Gregor is a dual qualified German Rechtsanwalt (qualified 1995) and English Solicitor (qualified 1996).  He studied undergraduate law at Cologne, Geneva and Freiburg Universities and gained an LLM degree from the University of London (London School of Economics).

Prior to setting up Klein Solicitors in February 2007, Gregor was in private practice at two leading City of London law firms and, most recently, in the London office of a top ranked US law firm.  Gregor’s legal practice and career have traditionally centred on international commercial arbitration and litigation, with a particular emphasis on complex and high value cross-border and multi-jurisdictional disputes.  Gregor is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator with ADR Group.  He acts as mediator and arbitrator through leading UK and international ADR and arbitral institutions as well as through direct appointments, including in the field of intellectual property and domain name disputes.

He has also over recent years built 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, in particular.

Gregor’s practice is client demand driven in the Continental European tradition and not defined strictly by practice areas, as is often the case with English law firms.  In addition to dispute resolution, Gregor has therefore throughout his career represented clients in a wide range of non-contentious corporate, commercial and property business transactions.

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 many private clients.  A substantial proportion of his work has an international element, and some of his high profile cases have received favorable international media coverage.  Gregor’s experience covers a broad range of industry sectors, including: agro-chemical, chemical and pharmaceutical; art, media and entertainment; automotive; aviation and defence; banking and financial services; commercial property, construction and engineering projects; corporate and shareholder disputes, joint ventures; distribution and transport; energy; food and beverages; civil fraud, asset tracing and recovery; insurance recovery; international trade and commodities; IT and telecommunications; retail; and sport.

He is a (private or corporate) member of many professional and other organizations, including the Law Society, Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt, International Bar Association (IBA), Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), American Bar Association (ABA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK (member of arbitration and competition committees; UK member of the recent Task Force on Reducing Costs and Delay in Complex Arbitrations and of the Task Force on Trusts and Arbitration), Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS); the Institute of Art and Law (IAL), Centre du Droit de l’Art, Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, Institut für Kunst und Recht, the Arts Club, Fondation Maeght, the Institute of Directors (IoD), National Farmers Union (NFU), Royal Yachting Association (RYA), Yacht Club International de la Napoule, RREC (Councours Judge), and the Goodwood Road Racing Company.

Gregor can be contacted on +44 (0)207 958 9080 or by e-mail to gk@kleinsolicitors.com.

 

 

 

 

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