2017 Winners

There were nine categories for the Luxury Law Awards 2017.

Five were nominated categories; Our Award Judges, selected from across the luxury sectors, nominated those who displayed excellence in their area.

The four categories open for entry by in-house legal teams and law firms working for luxury brands were judged by our team of Award Judges.

Luxury Law Awards 2017 Entered categories


Ava Farshidi
Assistant General Counsel • Rebecca Minkoff

Luxury Law Rising Star Award

The winner of this category is a rising talent in the world of luxury law who, at the start of her career, has already demonstrated the ability to add real value to the luxury business sector.

Shortlist:

 Hilary Atherton, Bird & Bird
Penelope Bowers, Swarovski
Ava Farshidi, Rebecca Minkoff
Agnieszka Witońska-Pakulska, Kilarski i Wspólnicy
Arianna Iacomelli, Furla

Sponsored by:


Daimler

Luxury Business In-house Legal Team of the Year

The winner of this category is an in-house legal team who was able to demonstrate how they have met the challenges facing their business and provided a substantial and measurable contribution to their company’s success over the past year (from 1 January 2016 to 29 February 2017). Our judges evaluated particular issues and the approach taken to overcome these, about how the in-house legal team worked with their colleagues in the business to develop new opportunities and how the business leadership team acknowledged their contribution.

Shortlist:

Daimler
Coty
Marc Jacobs

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Kelly Koyama-Garcia
General Counsel • Marc Jacobs

Luxury Business General Counsel of the Year

The winner of this category is a General Counsel who has contributed to business success (from 1 January 2016 to 29 February 2017) and delivered both team leadership and leadership for the luxury sector.

Shortlist:

Kelly Koyama-Garcia, Marc Jacobs
Jennifer Picenoni, Lindt & Sprungli
Gwénaëlle Vache, Franck Muller

Sponsored by:


Mishcon de Reya

Luxury Law Firm of the Year

The winner of this category is a law firm with a luxury sector practice who was able to demonstrate the effective contribution they are making to their clients’ business, through innovations in the services they provide and/or leadership over industry issues.

Shortlist:

Baker McKenzie
Bryan Cave
Eversheds Sutherland
Mishcon de Reya
K&L Gates

Sponsored by:


 

Luxury Law Awards 2017 Nominated Categories

The Luxury Law Summit Award Judges made nominations for the winners of the following categories.


Trino Verkade
Trustee • Sarabande

Luxury Business Leader 2017

Awarded to a CEO of a luxury business who, in the past year, has delivered growth for their brands and/or implemented a business development strategy that is innovative and proving effective.

Shortlist:

Holli Rogers, Browns
Trino Verkade, Trustee, Sarabande
Ciara Hurley-Stewart, Asprey

Sponsored by: Studio Legale Sena e Tarchini

 


Amelia Rope
Amelia Rope Chocolate

Luxury Entrepreneur 2017

Awarded to a business owner who has launched a new brand or business in the luxury sector or taken a new brand/business to the next level.

Shortlist:

 Levi Palmer/Matthew Harding, Palmer Harding
Amelia Rope, Amelia Rope Chocolate
Olivia von Halle, Olivia von Halle Ltd
Natasha Leith-Smith, Allumer Jewellery

Sponsored by: 


Kering

Sustainability Award 2017

Awarded to a company which has made the greatest efforts to embrace sustainability in the luxury sector.

Shortlist:

 Kering
 LVMH
Tiffany & Co.
Ermenegildo Zegna

Sponsored by:


Joint winner: Coty
Joint winner: Burberry

Deal of the year
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Keith Benjamin
General Counsel • Jaguar Land Rover

Lifetime Achievement in Luxury Law
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Awarded to Jaguar Land Rover general counsel Keith Benjamin, whom our judges felt has, during the course of his career, made a substantial contribution to the development of luxury law, to the protection of the luxury brands and to the growth of successful businesses in the luxury sector.