Luxury Law Summit – Tuesday 16 May – Ham Yard Hotel, London

08:15  Morning refreshments and registration

08:50  Welcome & chair’s opening remarks

Chair: Jonathan Russell, Co-Founder, Spire Partners

Co-chair: Barbara Kolsun, Professor of Fashion Law and Director, Cardozo’s FAME (Fashion Arts Media and Entertainment) Program

09:00  Luxury futures in a disruptive world: Fashion 2020

Caroline Rush, CEO, British Fashion Council

From See Now, Buy Now to the implications of Brexit for luxury fashion, the head of the British Fashion Council shares her views on the business of fashion.

09.20  Reinterpreting Italian style in luxury hospitality

Valeriano Antonioli, CEO, Lungarno Collection

09.40  The General Counsel view

Panel ChairBarbara Kolsun, Professor of Fashion Law and Director, Cardozo’s FAME (Fashion Arts Media and Entertainment) Program

Paula LevitanGeneral Counsel, Manzanita Capital
Adrian Whitehead, General Counsel UK and Ireland at Accor Hotels
Ava Farshidi, Assistant General Counsel at Rebecca Minkoff

10.20 Brave Old World – How Christian Louboutin embraces traditional artisan techniques into modern luxury

Anne Muhlethaler, Christian Louboutin

10.30  Refreshments and networking

11.00  Breakout sessions, choose one from the following
  • Hot topics in luxury M&A

    Sponsored by Barack Ferrazzano

    Speakers include:
    Julie Bercovy, Mergers & Acquisitions, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
    Caroline Bergeron, Deputy GC, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
    Daniel L. Dominguez, Chair of the Fashion, Luxury & Retail Group, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
    Wendi E. Sloane, Chair of the Intellectual Property Group, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

  • E-Commerce vs bricks & mortar: Who is winning

    Sponsored by Bryan Cave

    The Bryan Cave Retail Team will host a discussion around this ongoing debate, recent trends and what retailers need to consider when deciding how to balance their online presence with their physical one.

    Sarah Atkinson, Corporate/Transactions Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
    Carol Osborne, London Office Managing Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

    Paula LevitanGeneral Counsel, Manzanita Capital
    Joseph McKenzie, CEO, Xupes Limited
    Louise Lyons, Head of E-commerce, Annoushka
    Janet Morrison, Interim Group legal director, ASOS
    Phillip Bodenham, CEO, SPRING London

  • Private prosecution: An alternative to civil litigation

    Sponsored by Lewis Silkin

    The roundtable will explore the pros and cons of civil vs criminal procedures, and in particular the use of private prosecutions, as an effective weapon in luxury retail litigation.

    Adam Glass, Partner, Lewis Silkin

  • E-business workshop: Making the digital economy work for fashion and luxury

Sponsored by Baker McKenzie

The session will look at the intersection of various legal aspects of the digital economy including:

– The digital experience: Creating, advertising and protecting luxury or fashion shopping experience online, from social influencers to preventing unauthorised sales.

– E-commerce: How to ensure compliance with online consumer regulations and taxation.

– The importance of data: privacy compliance and data as an asset.

Marc Levey, Partner, Baker McKenzie New York and Global Chair of the Firm’s Luxury & Fashion Industry Group (chairing the breakout)
Paolo Sbuttoni, Partner, Baker McKenzie Hong Kong
Ruth Burstall, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie London
Samuel Kramer, Partner, Baker McKenzie Chicago
Francesca Gaudino, Partner, Baker McKenzie Milan


11.55  Luxury takeaways

Your opportunity to hear the key learnings from all the morning’s breakout sessions

12.05  The good company: Building a sustainable luxury brand

The session will look at how to manage risk, build brand integrity and reputation in disruptive times.

Panel Chairs: Barbara Kolsun,  Professor of Fashion Law and Director, Cardozo’s FAME (Fashion Arts Media and Entertainment) Program

Kelly Koyama-Garcia, Senior VP, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Marc Jacobs
Jennie McCarthy, Sr Director, Vendor Compliance, DKNY
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Former Principal Secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Charles Andrews, CEO, DS48
Jack Cunningham, Group Sustainability Manager at Gemfields

12.50  Lunch and networking

13:50 The Jetsetters: The world of luxury travel

Ameerh Naran, CEO, Vimana Private Jets

14:05 Pure Luxury

Orsola de Castro, Co-founder and Director, Fashion Revolution

14.15  Luxpreneurs: Handmade chic is the new luxury

Panel Chair: Marion Hume, Fashion Journalist and Ethical Consultant
Mark Tallowin, Designer, Tallowin
Mesh Chhibber, Co-founder, Peau de Chagrin
Jeremy & Cath Brown, Founding partners, Feldspar
Sophie Habsburg, Designer, Sophie Habsburg Design
Kitty Bruce-Gardyne, Founder and Design Director, Kitty Mackenzie Scottish Tweed and Cashmere

15.00  Refreshments

15:20  Breakout sessions, choose one from the following:
  • Foot in mouth – and how to remove it!

Sponsored by Mackrell Turner Garrett

If our session is overbooked, we promise not to have you pulled kicking and screaming out of the room!

Two highly experienced international lawyers, and one very well-known British TV sports presenter will use recent examples to show how easy it is to insert foot in mouth – and make suggestions as to how to remove that foot and avoid corporate social media damage!

Nigel Rowley, Managing Partner, Mackrell Turner Garrett
Maung Aye, Partner, Mackrell Turner Garrett
How to avoid being damaged by corporate social media.
Matthew LorenzoSports Consultant

  • Growing Luxury Brands:  Legal Opportunities and Challenges

Sponsored by Jenner & Block

Michael Ellis, General Counsel, Abercrombie & Kent
Daniela Cecilio, CEO & Founder, asap54. Investor in Fashion Concierge
Kevin Mutch, Group Legal Director, Faberge

  • The online counterfeit economy – risks and solutions for luxury brand

Sponsored by CSC

The fast-growing digital world has created the perfect storm for the counterfeit economy to flourish. Rogue websites, online marketplaces, social media channels and mobile apps give fraudsters readily-available anonymous channels, making conducting their business easier than ever – and business is booming.

Cost and convenience drive the online counterfeit market in consumer electronics, apparel & accessories and food & drink. Luxury goods are particularly targeted as counterfeiters can make big margins on sales and consumers continue to seek out lower prices and alluring discounts.

Join this session to discover:

– The impact online counterfeiting – from brand-damaging to life-threatening

– What are the threats to luxury brands – and to consumers?

– The view from a consumer standpoint

– The importance of a solid brand protection strategy – and how you can keep you and your customers safer online.

David Franklin, Global Director of Brand Protection, CSC

  • Double Trouble – Brexit and Trump

Sponsored by Laura Devine Solicitors

With political developments creating real turmoil for globalised luxury firms and their international workforces:

Natasha Chell, Partner, discusses Brexit and what to do to reassure and retain your EU workforce and the misunderstood business visitor category
Christi Jackson, Head of the US practice, discusses the Trump administration’s disruptive impact on US immigration and the challenges posed for employers needing to hire or relocate foreign talent to work in the US.

16.15  Luxury takeaways

Your opportunity to hear the key learnings from all the morning’s breakout sessions

16.25  What’s in a name? – Eponymous Fashion Brands and M&A

Panel Chair: Douglas Hand, Hand Baldachin Amburgey

Simon James Spurr, Founder, Simon James Spurr
Mario Buccellati, II, ex-President and COO, Buccellati. Founder, MB Independent
Matthew Orley, Founder, Orley

17:00  Chairman’s summing up

17.15  The Luxury law Awards 

Networking reception sponsor

Welcome – Gesa Michahelles, Georg Jensen

Presentations to Award winners hosted by Jonathan Russell

20.00  Close

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