Art market and legal professionals who partner with art market participants to resolve the challenges they face when implementing the EU 5th Money Laundering Directive.
We bring familiarity with the relevant regulatory and international legal landscape combined with knowledge of the realities and pressures facing art market sales teams. This rare combination of legal, regulatory and art market experiences are what sets Corinth apart.
Rena Neville, of Corinth Consulting Ltd, is an art market AML specialist, with a unique combination of art world and international legal experience. Prior to founding Corinth Consulting in 2020, Rena enjoyed a 30-year career at Sotheby’s.
In addition to being its first Global Compliance Director, her roles there included: European General Counsel and Global Head of Litigation. More recently, she was part of the global business and client development leadership team.
Before joining Sotheby’s, she was an associate at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. She is a qualified NY lawyer. Rena currently lives in London, but has split her time living between London and New York.
Paula Trommel, Deputy Director of Corinth Consulting, brings with her a unique blend of art market, legal, and regulatory experience.
Paula has extensive international experience in designing and implementing compliance and anti-money laundering programs as part of her work at the UK Regulator (FCA) as well as the Fine Art Group.
Her compliance expertise complements her experience in Christie’s legal department, where she worked on projects across Europe, putting her legal and regulatory knowledge as well as her language skills to use in several markets and countries.
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We at Ewbank Auctions were delighted with Corinth Consulting. After a free initial consultation, we signed up and were able to leave all the work to Rena and her expert team. There is no time to lose because AML is mandatory and on current timetables must be set up by June 2021.
Chris Ewbank, FRICS ASFAVEwbank Auctions
Rena’s great skill is not only to make compliance understandable but also to introduce working practices that are effective, both for the organization and the for the regulatory authorities. In short, Rena gets it done, whilst protecting and enhancing business prospects.
Robin Woodhead, former CEO and Chairman, Sotheby’s InternationalRobin Woodhead
Paula brings all the skills and abilities to the table to set up an effective Anti-Money Laundering programme. She is exceptionally good at managing complex projects and implementations while maintaining a constructive and open dialogue with all stakeholders. It was a true pleasure working with her.
Alessandro Fiorotto, Managing Director Art FinanceGurr Johns Capital
Paula has been a true asset to the team during the implementation of the 5th European Anti-Money Laundering Directive. She was excellent in managing projects as well as engaging with internal and external parties. Paula is a very inquisitive and collaborative person and I enjoyed working with her enormously
Karen Smith, Director of Operations and MLROThe Fine Art Group
I have known Rena Neville since the time we were both in private practice in New York, following which she flourished in her multi-faceted roles at Sotheby’s, most notably overseeing its engagement with the range of complex regulatory and other compliance issues that arise in the international art market. And as Chairman successively of two major artist foundations, I continue to have a deep awareness of the operations of that market. Throughout, I have known Rena to be an astute and strategic thinker, holding to the highest ethical standards and likewise commanding great respect in her profession.
Michael Straus, ChairmanRobert Rauschenberg Foundation
Having been in the art market for most of her career first as a lawyer, then as compliance director and later in business development, Rena brings a comprehensive understanding of the market and helpful insights on how to address the challenges inherent in art market regulation and compliance.
Daniella LuxembourgLuxembourg & Co
In today’s fast changing global art world, it is essential to have access to the type of expertise and advice Corinth Consulting offers. Rena Neville brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in these areas but it is her valuable, creative approach in finding practical solutions that is an asset to any client and their business.
Matthias Arndt and Tiffany WoodArndt Art Agency
Having known Rena for many years, she has broad, international experience of the complex legal issues facing dealers and specifically, the complexities and risks involved in implementing a compliance program. In my experience, she is not only qualified to help set up AML Compliance, but is easy to work with.
Jonathan GreenRichard Green
I have worked with Rena Neville over many years and I have always been impressed by her extensive practical knowledge of the art market and its legal and regulatory framework.
Anthony Brown, ChairmanBritish Art Market Federation
Rena Neville was a key figure within the firm during my time as a non executive Director and Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s [1994-2019]. She was completely reliable and a pleasure to work with. For me as a layman in the arcane but crucial world of money laundering compliance, she had the unusual ability to make a complicated issue simple, but without removing the essential nuances. Based on my knowledge of Rena Neville I would be very happy to seek her professional advice.