Annabelle Gauberti
Annabelle Gauberti
Founding partner
Crefovi SELAS
Paris and London
Lawyer Private Practice
Ms Gauberti is a solicitor of England and Wales, as well as an “avocat à la Cour” with the Paris bar, 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 art, luxury goods, fashion, music, motion picture, television, Internet, multimedia sectors in particular.

She has more than fifteen years of experience practising art and luxury law, also known in France as “droit de d'art et du luxe” (law of luxury goods). Since 2003, she has written numerous publications about it.

London and Paris art law firm Crefovi, founded by Annabelle more than five years' ago, has an Art, Artefacts & Cultural Assets Industry Group. This group is the adviser of choice for art galleries, museums, governments, art collectors, auction houses and art market professionals, on all legal issues connected with antique, modern and contemporary art.

Art law firm Crefovi represents art clients in matters involving:

- Art lending and finance
- Art sale, purchase loan and consignment
- Due diligence
- Dispute resolution in cases of defective title, provenance, authenticity and attribution
- Tax issues and tax planning
- Art related aspects of estate, wills and trusts
- Art import, export and movement, customs regulations
- Creation, management and dissolution of art funds and other art investment structures
- Advising on cultural heritage property claims, including spoliation and restitution
- Exploitation and protection of intellectual property
- Art insurance
- Advice on auctioneers responsibilities
- Advising on criminal and fraud aspects of art, including fakes, forgeries, money laundering and art theft

Annabelle is also a founding member, as well as the president and treasurer, of the international association of lawyers for the creative industries (ialci), which provides insightful legal and business knowhow to professionals and companies evolving in the creative industries.
Art investment funds, Asset tracing, Charities and foundations, Conditional exemption/ Gifts in lieu, Contracts and commercial law, Customs, Expert witness, Import / Export, Indirect Taxation - non UK, Insurance law, Intellectual Property, Loans against art, Litigation, Loans of art, Mediation, Restitution, Sales and use tax, Stolen art investigations and recovery, Succession, Taxation - capital taxes, Taxation - corporate, Taxation - cross border, Taxation - expert witness, Taxation - inheritance tax and trusts, Taxation - tribunals and appeals, Title disputes, Trusts, VAT - cross border, VAT - duty and import, VAT - expert witness, VAT - general, VAT - tribunals and appeals, Wealth planning, Insurance Broker, Podcasting, Social Media
English, French, Italian
+44 (0)20 3318 9603
+44 (0)20 3318 9604
59 rue Legendre
Paris France
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