Savill, Lisbeth

Lisbeth Savill

Retired Partner

Lisbeth (Libby) Savill retired from the partnership in December 2023. Ms. Savill  was a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and Co-Chair of the firm's Entertainment, Sports & Media Industry Group.

Ms. Savill has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the film and television industries for many years, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her practice to help clients navigate the ever-changing landscape in this area. She represent ed a wide range of entities across the media and entertainment sectors including film and television producers and distributors (including major studios), broadcasters, platforms and digital-first companies, and financiers (debt and equity) and investment funds. Her work included:

  • Creation and financing of audio-visual content
  • Distribution, licensing, and other exploitation arrangements of audio-visual and live content
  • Funds and co-financing arrangements of content
  • Commercial advice on the purchase, sale, and financing of entertainment and media companies, as well as strategic joint ventures

She was also actively involved in issues important to the entertainment sector. For example, she served as the deputy chair of the British Film Institute from 2011 to 2019, and as a board member of Film London 2003 – 2010, and was a member of the BFI’s Commission on UK Independent Film in 2019. She was an invited member of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs experts’ panel regarding the creation and implementation of UK creative sector tax reliefs, which reliefs are key to the continued growth of the creative industries in the UK. At the time of her retirement, she s at on the Board of the Southbank Centre. Ms. Savill was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2019 New Year’s Honours List for services to film and television.


  • LL.B, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • BA, University of New South Wales, Australia