Monday, May 18, 2015

19.00  Speaker, sponsor and V.I.P. reception – Hosted by Bang & Olufsen

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

08.00  Morning refreshments and registration

08.50  Welcome to the Luxury Law Summit – Jonathan Russell; Chair’s opening remarks

09.00  Luxury Futures: Trends, risks and opportunities in the luxury marketplace

William Hutchings, Executive Director, Global Investment Research, Luxury Goods and Global Brands, Goldman Sachs

9.30  Keynote: Protecting the skills of the hand in the age of the brand.

Mark Henderson, Chairman, Gieves & Hawkes, Savile Row

Mark Henderson is the moderniser behind Savile Row legend, Gieves & Hawkes, founded 1771. He is also the founder of The New Craftsmen, Mayfair, which allows leading artisans to escape the silo of “craft” and access upscale clients looking for the ultimate luxury: originality.

09:50 Guarding brand reputation
Chair: Jason Rawkins, Partner, Taylor Wessing
Philip Davies, President, EMEA, Sigel + Gale
Elliot Polak, Founder and CEO, Textappeal
Ed Perkins, Portland

Managing a brand’s reputation can be a headache: with two billion people online, every tweet, post or ad has the potential to turn into a global nightmare. In 10 minutes, Elliot will share the latest Top 10 Culture Shocks, and introduce the new concept of 24/7 Social Newsrooms to guard brand reputation.

10.35  General Counsel Roundtable – Chaired by Jonathan.
Chair: Malcolm Walton, Partner, Macfarlanes
Jacob Melander, General Counsel, Georg Jenson
Kevin Mutch, Group Legal Director, Faberge
Isabelle Meyer, Regional General Counsel, Europe & CIS, Moet Hennessy
Barbara Kolsun, Executive VP and General Counsel, Stuart Weizman

It will look at what’s on the agenda for companies in the sectors covered, what issues the companies are looking at and what they think will be the hot issues going forward.

11.15  Morning refreshments

11.45  Breakout groups I

Hosted by:

  • CBM – Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
    Rules of Engagement, how to win your IP battles in China
  • Hung Au Yeung / Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP / Beijing IParagon Law Firm
    Effective Legal Strategies for Luxury Brands to Seize Opportunities in Hong Kong, China and the U.S.
  • Macfarlanes
    The perfect Trojan Horse? How technology can ruin Luxury
  • MarkMonitor
    Effective enforcement program in Asian marketplaces

13.00  Lunch

14.00  Brand expansion – the challenges and opportunities

Brand-builder: Internationalising the Orla Kiely Brand
Dermott Rowan, CEO, Kiely Rowan

The Orla Kiely brand is one of the fastest expanding luxury brands globally. Dermott Rowan, managing director and co-owner of Kiely Rowan Plc, the company that owns the fashion brands Orla Kiely and Olive & Orange, is responsible for international business negotiations for the company, global growth and export strategy. Dermott will discuss international brand building and export strategy and what to watch out for on the global expansion trail.


14.20 Brand-builder: The Karen Walker story
Karen Walker, CEO, Karen Walker Group

How can an independent brand protect its creativity? Might independents be more nimble in the online world? What does the next generation of luxury business and creative leaders need to know when setting up shop? How do you negotiate the challenges and opportunities on the way? Karen Walker breaks every rule and others follow. Her sunglasses line, in particular, has shown the likes of Prada how to exploit this lucrative category.

14:45 Marion Hume Meets: Philip Treacy OBE.

He’s given the finishing touches to royals and catwalk shows, been celebrated in museum shows from St Petersberg to Sao Paolo. But how can you expand when everything that carries your label needs to be made by your own hands? Hat designer, Philip Treacy, talks to Marion Hume about the peculiar and precious power of the hat and the challenges and opportunities of being the brand.

15.15  Coffee / Breakout groups II

Hosted by:

  • Cooley
    Luxury brand extension in the world of wearable technology
  • Jacobacci
    An introduction to the Russian legal landscape for luxury marketplace; Challenges and opportunities for luxury companies while doing business in Russia.
  • Netnames
  • Brandshield
    The Future of Brand Protection is Here: Learn How New Technologies Change the Game

16.45: Creativity, collaboration and luxury

Chair: Marion Hume

17.30  Luxury and the property market: Robert Bailey

Robert Bailey has been involved with the luxury property marketplace in London for 30 years. With a contact book of celebrities, the very rich and royalty, he will shed light on the definition of luxury in the property world, how it is changing and what the next 20 years holds.

17.45  Luxury Takeaways

  • China and Russia
  • Luxury and technology
  • Brand protection

18.15  Close of conference, followed by drinks reception – Sponsored by Bryan Cave

19.15  Luxury Law Summit dinner for all delegates – Sponsored by Georg Jensen

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