Annabelle Gauberti

Annabelle Gauberti

Founding Partner, Crefovi

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Previous: Fordham Law School, SDA Bocconi



    Ms Gauberti is a solicitor of England and Wales, as well as an “avocat au barreau de Paris” (French-qualified lawyer with the Paris bar), who focuses her practice on providing legal services, on either contentious or non-contentious matters, to companies and individuals working in the luxury goods and fashion sectors in particular, and the creative industries in general. She has more than 15 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, notably by providing lectures and seminars to numerous students enrolled in 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 also counsels European and international clients in complex commercial transactions in Asia and the Middle East region in a wide range of industries, including retail and consumer goods, internet & digital media, information technology, media & entertainment, life sciences and hospitality, gaming & leisure.


Founding Partner

At Crefovi

From 2012 to Present
Annabelle has more than 10 years of experience practising fashion law, the law of luxury goods as well as media & entertainment law, both in London and Paris. She is a London fashion lawyer, London music lawyer, London art lawyer, London film lawyer. Annabelle has set up her own boutique law...
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Fordham Law School, New York

Fashion law intensive course, Fordham Law School

Fashion law - Fashion law seminar (Cours droit de la mode) Droit du luxe et de la mode

Senior associate

At DLA Piper

From 2010 to 2012
Annabelle counseled banks, financial institutions and borrowers on structured & complex financings and mergers & acquisition matters, with a particular focus on the African market. Her main clients were Standard Chartered Bank, Standard Bank, Credit Suisse, Barclays Bank, Seven Energy and...
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Mid-level associate

At Latham Watkins

From 2008 to 2010
Annabelle has done extensive leveraged, investment grade, acquisition financing work, either secured or unsecured, for sponsors/borrowers, private equity investors and lenders. Annabelle's main clients were consumer goods & retail companies such as the Koch group, emerging markets borrowers in the...
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Mid-level associate

At Clifford Chance

From 2006 to 2008
Annabelle worked in the leveraged finance and acquisition finance team. While there, she was the lead associate on the refinancing of bridge senior facilities granted by Barclays Bank and a pool of lenders to Italian consumer products & retail chain Gruppo Coin. She also drafted, negotiated and...
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In-house lawyer

At Barclays Capital

From 2004 to 2006
Annabelle worked in the global loans & leveraged finance team, on numerous project, leveraged, acquisition, investment grade finance transactions. She advised Barclays Capital on complex corporate financings provided to, among others, LVMH, PPR, Prada, the GFK group and the Richemont group.

Junior associate

At Gide Loyrette Nouel

From 2002 to 2004
Annabelle did her legal training and qualified as an "avocat au barreau de Paris" while working at Gide Loyrette Nouel. As a member of the finance & banking department, she contributed to advising Morgan Stanley, during the court case in which LVMH alleged that Morgan Stanley's in-house equity...
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Mergers & acquisitions analyst

At Dresdner Kleinwort

From 2000 to 2002
Annabelle started her career in the European transactions group of the bank, as a corporate financier. In particular, she was involved, in 2001, in the IPO of Orange Plc, while it was still a subsidiary of Vodafone.

SDA Bocconi, Milan

Master's degree in international economics and management, Money, banking and finance, SDA Bocconi

From 1998 to 1999
Money, banking and finance


  • Art law.
  • Fashion law, law of luxury goods (droit du luxe);
  • Film law, cinema law;
  • Finance & banking law;
  • Intellectual property, trademarks, copyright & pat
  • Media & entertainment law;
  • Mergers & acquisitions;
  • Music law;
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