Annabelle Gauberti

Annabelle Gauberti

Founding and managing partner


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Annabelle Gauberti is a solicitor of England and Wales, as well as a French-qualified lawyer with the Paris bar (‟avocat à la Cour”). She 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, art, music, motion picture, television, sports, Internet, multimedia sectors in particular.

Annabelle Gauberti has more than twenty-one 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 enroled 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 and banking 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.

Annabelle Gauberti 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 catalogues; 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 is the author and producer of the podcast ‟Lawfully Creative”, a series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by her, the founding and managing partner of London and Paris-based law firm Crefovi. Annabelle talks with artists, policymakers and professionals in the creative industries – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work. ‟Lawfully Creative” also encompasses our Crefovi’s daily updates, which are our reflexions and comments on the latest news which impact the creative industries, as well as Crefovi’s live webinars, which are thought leadership podcasts on legal issues in the creative industries. Produced by Crefovi. Catch-up with our original shows on iTunesSpotify, Megaphone, DeezerYouTubePatreonGoogle PodcastsAmazonSoundcloudCastboxTuneIn, Pocket CastsPlayerFMiHeartRadio, Overcast and on all other podcast aggregator platforms, every week.

Areas of concentration

  • Entertainment law;
  • Fashion and luxury law;
  • Intellectual property;
  • Corporate law;
  • Commercial law;
  • Art law;
  • Banking and finance, and
  • Tax.

Professional & community involvement

Awards & recognitions


  • English;
  • French;
  • Italian, and
  • Spanish.


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