The IAEL was officially founded in 1977 at the MIDEM, the main international trade fair of the music business held each January in Cannes, France. Over the past 45 years, the IAEL has come to fulfil a unique role for lawyers involved in the industry throughout the world. It has expanded enormously in terms of both the numbers of its members and the scope of its activities. Nonetheless, continuity of membership combined with the energy of its officers, past and present, mean that the Association's style remains distinctly personal.

IAEL members are all lawyers, either in private practice or industry, or those training in the law, whose areas of interest and expertise cover any aspect of entertainment law.  If you are interested in joining or just want to know more about the IAEL please contact us. Either way, we would be delighted to hear from you.