Founder and Managing Partner, Borghese Associés
Anne-Sophie is an attorney, focused on art law, intellectual property and criminal law. In the years practicing she has specialised in litigation concerning art related disputes, with an expertise in criminal law. She also represents collectors and art dealers in high profile criminal cases of theft and illicit trafficking. Furthermore Anne-Sophie has participated in a comparative study commissioned in 2011 by the European Union on the prevention of illegal trafficking of works of art within the European community and on the international market. Her work also includes representing and advising heirs, dealers, galleries and collectors in national or international cultural and heritage property matters. Anne-Sophie is a founding member of Borghese Associés law firm and teaches Master 2 courses on Art Law at the University Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne and University Paris II Panthéon –Assas.
Anne-Sophie is a frequent speaker, for example on the conference on "The specificity of the French art market - La Regolamentazione del Mercato", Camera Arbitrale di Venezia, on the 18th January 2019 and the conference on "The legal status of stolen art- Museums and World War 1", Guerre et Paix, Association des conservateurs des musées de Hauts de France, on the 21st and 22nd November 2018. Furthermore she has published extensively on issues related to art law and business, the most recent article being “Nazi-looted art : Bauer vs Toll in The Year In Review 2018, International Art and Cultural Heritage Law, ABA 2019” and “The dawn of a New Era Restitution of Colonial Artifacts by France” in ABA Newsletters Winter 2018 and 2019.
Anne-Sophie law practice has included art law disputes since 1992 and Mediation and Arbitration since 2013. She has assisted clients in Mediations in a wide range of art law disputes at both domestic and international level. She is a member of the CNMA (Centre National de Médiation des Avocats). Anne-Sophie is a member of the Mediation and Arbitration Committee of the ACE Association, as well as the Mediation committee of the IBA. She was appointed to the original Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020.
Anne-Sophie educational background includes: the Paris Bar Mediation and Arbitration School in 2013, the Arbitration and Mediation Course – WIPO Geneva in 2009, Certificat d’aptitude à la profession d’Avocat - EFB Paris in 1991, a Master II in Private Law -University Paris II Panthéon Assas, 1991 and a Master I in Anglo-American studies – University Paris, 1987. She is fluent in French (native tongue) and in English.