Antonia Kimbell (Chair)
In 2017 she founded a not-for-profit company organising art events in unusual locations benefiting the artistic community in aid of a designated charity. Currently she is partnering with the Rural Refugee Network raising funds to rehouse Syrian Refugees in Hampshire and West Sussex.
Previously she worked for the Art Loss Register advising on the recovery of stolen art, its related disputes and investigations. Antonia's cases included insurance fraud, money laundering, theft as well as fakes and forgeries. After graduating with a BA Honours Degree in History of Modern Art she began her career at Phillips Auctioneers in London.
William Charron (US Board)
William Charron is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Litigation, Intellectual Property and Media & Entertainment Groups. He is also co-leader of the firm’s Art Law practice and represents clients in art title and authenticity cases. Bill’s practice is focused on property rights cases in a number of contexts, including art, intellectual property matters arising under the Copyright and Lanham Acts, right of publicity and defamation laws, and real estate litigation. He has also represented clients in a number of complex cases involving civil rights, civil RICO, antitrust, securities fraud, and banking claims, as well as numerous contract, shareholder, and LLC membership disputes. Bill has particular experience in handling appellate litigation, including arguing appeals to the New York Court of Appeals (highest court in New York), an en banc (full 16-judge panel) of the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Second, Sixth, and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as the First and Second Departments of the Appellate Division in New York. He also taught appellate advocacy and legal writing as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School from 2009-14.
Craig Davies (UK and US Board)
Craig is a corporate services partner at the Rawlinson & Hunter London office. He joined the firm in 2008, bringing with him extensive experience in both industry and also professional practice firms, including Ernst & Young and Smith & Williamson. Craig’s portfolio mainly comprises UK and international owner managed businesses with a concentration of clients operating in the arts, entertainment, information technology, biosciences and investment advisory sectors. Craig is an Associate of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Chartered Institute of Taxation, qualifying in 2000 and 2003 respectively.
Cecilia Fletcher (UK Board)
Cecilia Fletcher is Compliance Counsel, Europe at Sotheby’s. After graduating from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Cecilia qualified as a solicitor in 2005. Following a career in private practice specialising in international cross border litigation, Cecilia joined Sotheby’s in 2011. Based in London, Cecilia focuses on all compliance-related matters regarding Sotheby’s European and Middle Eastern business. This includes advising on anti-money laundering regulation, bribery and corruption, data protection, auction law and cultural heritage.
Semma Freites (UK Board)
Semma Freites is Acquisitions Manager at the British Museum. As a member of the International Engagement Department, she is responsible for delivering consultancy advice and services on a large-scale international museum project. Semma leads on the development and implementation of a targeted collecting strategy and plan, advises over international best practice and risk management, and supports the drafting of policy and operating standards. Prior to her role at the British Museum, Semma spent five years working in an advisory capacity in the art market, working with galleries, dealers, auction houses and private and corporate collectors. Semma holds a BA Honours Degree in History of Art from the University of Bristol and a Diploma in Art Professional Law and Ethics from the Institute of Art and Law. Semma is proficient in Modern Standard Arabic.
Steven Goldglit (US Board)
Steven is the Managing Partner of Goldglit & Company LLP, the leading Art Accounting Firm in New York City. He provides tax, general accounting and business consulting services to a diversified group of clients in the private sector. He is a certified public accountant in New York State. Steven began his career at Price Waterhouse, where he focused on Audits of middle –market public companies. After obtaining his CPA license, he joined KL Goldglit & Co, Inc. the predecessor Firm to Goldglit & Company LLP. He became a principal of the Firm in 1999, and Managing Partner in 2005. He has an extensive knowledge of the Fine Art marketplace, and works with all clients to improve the financial viability of each. Steven earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Maryland College of Business and Management, and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Long Island University. His professional affiliations include membership with the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Fiona Graham (UK Board)
Gregor Kleinknecht (UK Board)
Gregor Kleinknecht is a German Rechtsanwalt and English Solicitor and a partner at Hunters Solicitors in London, specialising in art & cultural heritage law. 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 award-winning boutique firm of Klein Solicitors in Mayfair. Gregor joined Hunters as a Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Business Services departments upon the merger of the two firms in February 2014.
Gregor conducts both transactional and dispute resolution work for a wide range of national and international artists, collectors, galleries, dealers, art consultants, funding organisations and landed estates. Gregor also advises and has successfully acted for claimants in Holocaust restitution claims. He is also a mediator and arbitrator with ArtResolve, the dedicated dispute resolution service for art and cultural heritage claims. Gregor is a founding member of PAIAM.
The Legal 500 describes Gregor as a “tough litigator”, and a “standout partner and litigation specialist” in art & cultural property, and recognises that he “has a great eye for detail and is very hardworking”.
Megan Noh (US Board)
Megan E. Noh is a Partner at Cahill Cossu Noh & Robinson LLP (“CCNR”), a New York law firm widely known for its work in the art world (including on purchase and sale transactions, loans involving art collateral, intellectual property, insurance and risk management, title and authenticity disputes, and regulatory matters). Prior to joining CCNR, Megan developed a broad range of expertise over the course of more than a decade’s combined experience in both the legal and international auction industries. Most recently, she served as Vice President and Senior Counsel for Bonhams, and she previously worked in Christie’s Estates, Appraisals and Valuations department and as an associate at the New York law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
Megan’s education includes a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and dual undergraduate degrees in Studio Art and Government & Politics from the University of Maryland. In addition to serving on PAIAM’s US Board, she is currently Co-Chair of the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s Art Law Committee, an affiliate member of the New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee, an Advisory Committee member for the New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and a member of ArtTable. A recognized speaker on the topics of authentication and pre-transaction diligence, Megan has lectured widely to various professional and academic audiences, including Sotheby’s Institute, the American Society of Appraisers, the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section, Fordham University School of Law, and U.S. Trust, and at conferences including those organized by the University of Cambridge, the NYU Schools of Law and Professional Studies, and the London School of Economics. Her publications included related articles in the Institute of Art & Law’s journal, Art Antiquity and Law and for the New York City Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association blogs.