Sophie Goossens is a digital media expert with over 10 years experience, sitting at the crossroads where the four elements of content, technology, commercial interest and public policy come together. Brussels born, French qualified as a lawyer and based in London, Sophie balances technical legal expertise – in contract law, IP and European law – true commercial insight and cutting edge knowledge of developments in the tech sector. At August & Debouzy, a leading French business law firm, Sophie specializes in advising businesses in the media and creative industries sector operating at European and International level.
Sophie has a particular expertise in the image sector (she was seconded to Getty Images for 12 months) and in the music sector where she spent 5 years as head of Business Affairs. She has most recently been acting for the European Commission to moderate a 6-months cross-sector consultation on future EU Funding programs in music.
She is a regular moderator and expert speaker at conferences on IP, music, technology and the future of the media industry. (IP Summit, SXSW, Midem, Reeperbahn, etc.)