Founder and Director of Corinth Consulting Ltd and Lead AML Art Market Consultant for FCS Compliance Art Division
Rena Neville has more than 30 years as an art market executive with experience across the fields of global compliance and law, as well as client and business development. Since 2020, her focus has been on her work with Corinth Consulting and FCS Compliance Art Division in the fields of anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, and sanctions compliance for the art market. In prior roles during her decades at Sotheby’s, she served in a variety of roles, such as European General Counsel, Global Head of Compliance and Deputy General Counsel Worldwide for Litigation, among others.
Ms Neville is a frequent speaker and has published on issues related to art law and business. Her most recent speaking engagements include: a panel entitled Russian Sanctions and the Art Market hosted virtually by the International Bar Association, Art Law Committee in Sept 2022; a panel entitled The ABCs of Art Law, B is for Blockchain hosted by The Art Law Center, in NY, NY in November 2022; a panel entitled Art Market Participants and AML hosted by the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market, at Sotheby’s in London in November 2022.
Her publications include most recently a series of articles for: the Art@Law Blog sponsored by Constantine Cannon LLP, https://www.artatlaw.com/ and another set of articles for the Quarterly Newsletter, FCS Compliance Art Division. In addition, she has written pieces included in: The Art Basel UBS Global Art Market Report 2021, entitled The Anti-Money Laundering Difference: Knowing the Ultimate Customer; she has also written for and been quoted in The Art Newspaper, see link to articles https://www.theartnewspaper.com/search?query=Rena+Neville.
She has included works in books such as Fine Art and High Finance: Expert Advice on the Economics of Ownership, , Bloomberg Press, 2010, edited by Clare McAndrew; and International Movement of Cultural Property, Chapter 6 of Art Law Handbook, published by Aspen Law & Business, editor Roy S. Kaufman (2000).
Ms. Neville’s most extensive legal practice consisted of various in-house roles for Sotheby’s, many of which included oversight of a wide range of art law and commercial disputes at both the domestic and international level. She is a member of the International Bar Association, Professional Advisors to the International Art Market, Association of Women in the Arts and a preferred service provider to the Society of London Art Dealers and LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers. She was appointed to the original Arbitration and Mediation pools of CAfA in August 2022.
She is Past Chair of the NYC Bar Art Law Committee. While at Sotheby’s, she was the representative Sotheby’s member of the British Art Market Federation as well as a member of the Board of the Art Loss Register.
Ms. Neville’s educational background includes: American University, Washington College of Law (J.D.); and a B.A. in Philosophy from Denison University.