Annabelle Gauberti

Annabelle Gauberti

Annabelle focuses on advising the creative industries, out of Paris & London
  • Business Law, Consumer Law, Entertainment & Sports Law ...
  • "Avocat" with the Paris Bar, Solicitor of England and Wales
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Ms Gauberti is a solicitor of England and Wales, as well as an "avocat à la Cour", French-qualified lawyer, who focuses her practice on providing legal services, on either contentious or non-contentious matters, to companies and individuals working in the creative industries in general, and the luxury goods, fashion, music, motion picture, television, Internet, multimedia sectors in particular. She has more than thirteen years of experience practising fashion law, also known in France as "droit du luxe" (law of luxury goods). Since 2003, she has written numerous publications about it. Ms Gauberti is at the forefront of the expansion of fashion law and the law of luxury goods, notably by providing lectures and seminars to professionals and students enrolled in luxury law seminars and Luxury Brand Management MBAs around the world. Specialising in solving all types of legal issues that creative companies have to contend with, either in corporate law, finance law, selective distribution, trade law or intellectual property, Ms Gauberti excels at providing the best legal advice possible, in order to judiciously defend and represent the interests of her clients. She represents individuals and companies on intellectual property matters including recording and publishing agreements for individual artists and composers; actor, director, producer and writer agreements in film and television; executive employment agreements; complex acquisitions and sales of entertainment catalogs; production agreements on behalf of music, television and motion picture companies, and all entertainment issues relative to the Internet. She also counsels European and international clients in complex commercial transactions in the US, Asia and the Middle East region in a wide range of industries, including retail and consumer goods, internet & digital media, information technology, media & entertainment, music, life sciences and hospitality, gaming & leisure. Annabelle regularly

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Intellectual Property
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Debt & Equity Financings
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
"Avocat" with the Paris Bar
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Solicitor of England and Wales
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding partner
Crefovi, London & Paris
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After more than 10 years of practice in some of the largest law firms in the world, Annabelle founded Crefovi, which specialises in advising the creative industries worldwide.
Senior Associate
DLA Piper, London, UK
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Associate, Banking & Finance
Latham & Watkins LLP
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Associate, Banking & Finance
Clifford Chance
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Education
Fordham University School of Law
Summer Intensive Programme | Fashion Law Institute
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Honors: Certificate of completion of the Fashion Law Summer Intensive Programme.
Activities: Intellectual property Licensing, manufacturing, location and distribution Labour laws in the fashion industry Models' protection and management Fashion financing, pricing and antitrust law Import/export controls, counterfeits, labeling law Safety, substance and sustainability Sumptuary laws and dress codes
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Bocconi University
M.A. (1999) | Milan Italy
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Masters in International Economic and Management, Milan
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University of Paris X
M.A. (1999) | Securities law
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Masters in Comparative Business Law (French/Italian)
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University of Paris X
B.A. (1998) | Paris, France
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Bachelor's degree in French and Italian Business Law
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Professional Associations
WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva, Switzerland
Member of the arbitrators' and mediators' panel of the Films, Entertainment and Media section
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Activities: Member of the arbitrators' and mediators' panel of the Films, Entertainment and Media section of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva, Switzerland
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Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM)
Member
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Activities: Member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM)
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Association des Conseils et Experts Européens du Cinéma et de la Communication Audiovisuelle (ACEECCA)
Member
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Activities: Member of the Association des Conseils et Experts Européens du Cinéma et de la Communication Audiovisuelle (ACEECCA)
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Beverly Hills Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association
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International association of lawyers for creative industries (IALCI)
President and Treasurer
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Activities: Annabelle founded ialci in order to provide know-how and events to the creative industries and lawyers working for the creative industries, on relevant legal and business issues.
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Crefovi
Founding partner
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Activities: Annabelle Gauberti founded Crefovi, a law firm based in Paris and London which specialises in advising the creative industries. Crefovi is a one-stop shop for the creative industries, for all their legal issues and needs.
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Law Society of England and Wales
Solicitor of England & Wales
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Solicitors' Regulation Authority
Solicitor of England & Wales
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Ordre des Avocats au Barreau de Paris
Avocat a la Cour
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Neighbouring rights in the digital era: how the music industry can cash in
Intellectual Property Magazine and Crefovi
Crefovi’s take on Midem 2015: wider income streams, that transparency issue and levelling the playing field
Crefovi
The new eldorado: video streaming and streaming video content production
Crefovi and IAEL
How the art market became a luxury goods business – revisited
Crefovi
What’s wrong with musical adaptations of French songs and their ensuing rights?
Crefovi
Financing luxury companies: the quest of the Holy Grail (not!)
Crefovi
Art tax law: a double-hedged sword
Crefovi
Will the Lords amend UK copyright law to better protect industrial design?
Les Echos
The law of luxury goods
Legal Week
Will second circuit decision have Christian Louboutin singing the 'red sole blues'?
Practical Law Company
Will second circuit decision have Christian Louboutin sing the "red sole blues"?
Law.com
Droit et luxe: un mariage heureux
Le Monde du Droit
Droit et luxe: un mariage heureux
Le Village de la Justice
Is it necessary to implement laws on the activities of research analysts?
Banque Magazine
Droit et luxe: un mariage heureux
Les Echos
Wig and gown in vogue on the catwalk
Financial Times
Financing of luxury goods companies: the business model of conglomerates prevails
Lamy Droit des Affaires
Stock-options and luxury goods: a realistic combination?
www.abc-luxe.com
2003 Annual Banking Yearbook: French guide to banking regulations
IFLR
The alliance of Gucci and PPR: an example of the enforcement of takeovers regulations
www.abc-luxe.com
Re the use of bonds with share warrants attached (OBSA) in the takeover of LVMH by B. Arnault
www.abc-luxe.com
Certifications
Certificate in Fashion Law
Fashion Law Institue, Fordham School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Crefovi website
Website
Crefovi French website
Blog
ialci website
Contact & Map
Crefovi
59 rue Legendre
Paris 75017
France
Telephone: (331) 787-6522 Ext. 3
Fax: (331) 787-6522 Ext. 4
Crefovi
19 Swallow House
Barrow Hill Estate London
London NW8 7BD
United Kingdom
Telephone: (442) 033-1896 Ext. 03
Fax: (442) 033-1896 Ext. 04