Yasmin Naghavi is a solicitor practising in entertainment and creative industries law with Media Arts Lawyers (MAL). She represents world-class graphic and motion design companies, illustrators, streaming services, authors, TV and radio talent, agents, managers, fashion designers, brands and digital influencers, format and content creators, photographers, and app developers, as well as clients across the film, music and events industries.
Advising in relation to a wide range of matters including copyright, online usage, contracts and complex deal negotiations, Yasmin’s ambit also extends to disputes, business structures and HR/employment issues. This broad scope has built a depth of knowledge that enables her to provide legally sound and commercially practical advice. Prior to MAL she spent ten years managing a business brokerage – a position that gave her a unique insight into the operations of many Australian businesses.
Throughout her legal career, Yasmin has primarily practised in the creative industries – a sector she avidly consumes and patronises. Considered a trusted voice in that field, she’s regularly invited to speak at industry events and has written on the subject for various legal and design publications. Committed to giving back to the industry, she’s also a serving board member of the Creative Women’s Circle Association Inc.
Holding both a Juris Doctor (hons) and an MBA, Yasmin has been with MAL since 2010 and combines experience with deeply entrenched proficiency, industry insight and a passion for the creative sector. Working in close partnership with her clients, she brings clarity to their legal rights and obligations, and advises with the intention of achieving the very best strategic and commercial outcome.