Luxury Law Summit – Tuesday 15 May – Ham Yard Hotel, London

08:15  Morning Refreshments & Registration

08:50  Welcome

09:00  Luxury Futures In A Disruptive World

Stefano Fenili, Luxury Principal, Bain& Company

09:30 A Day In the Life Of A GC

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

Stefania Geraci, Associate General Counsel IP Group, Luxottica Group

10.15 Legal Challenges in the Art World

Nicola Steel, General Counsel, Christies

10.35  Refreshments and networking


Session One, hosted by Baker McKenzie

Sustainability: what’s driving the agenda and how can your business evolve to meet and stay ahead of demand?

From the Green Carpet Fashion Awards to Stella McCartney’s recent calls for an overhaul on waste in the fashion industry, sustainability is increasingly becoming a focus for luxury and fashion businesses. This roundtable will look at:

  • What is driving the agenda? We will look at the changing expectations of consumers, social media pressures and legal reform on sustainability reporting.
  • How can innovation help businesses to meet these demands? From supply chain transparency to new materials, what tools are businesses using to comply with their obligations?
  • How do you evolve your business and build a sustainable brand? How can businesses implement sustainable development goals and protect and promote their investment in business practices while still growing?

Session Two hosted by Barack Ferrazzano Kirschebaum & Nagelberg

  • Details to follow

Session Three, hosted by Bryan Cave

Being Beautiful Online

Technology is transforming the cosmetics industry, and many companies are taking the confusing and overwhelming prospect of shopping for beauty products to a new level of experimentation and fun for consumers. Smartphone applications, virtual makeovers and color matching technology can narrow a client’s choices to a few key products they would like to try on and ultimately purchase. As more companies are finding ways to allow clients to explore and experiment, it is a strategic imperative to consider how technology can enhance the buying experience.

This panel will explore:

  • The ways in which global beauty companies are using technology to allow customers to experiment with looks and products before purchase
  • The impact that these advances in technology are having on the online sale of beauty products
  • Acquisition opportunities that are turning beauty companies technology companies
  • Legal considerations for everything from development of virtual makeover applications to capturing and storing customer data as they engage with the technology

Session Four, hosted by INCOPRO

  • Details to follow 

12.00  Luxury Takeaways

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

12.10  Diversification & Business Challenges In The World Of Luxury Food: Conversations With Luxury Hospitality Leaders

Chair: Arthur Artinian, Partner, K&L Gates
Bobby Chinn
Arrigo Cipriani

12.50 Lunch and networking


Delegates again have the choice of four sessions, each led by a leading law firm specialising in the luxury sector, including Lewis Silkin, and Van Bael and Bellis,  Further details to follow.           

 14:55  Luxury Takeaways

Your opportunity to hear the key learnings from the breakout sessions

15.10  Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion In The Luxury Sector   

15.30 Refreshments 

16.00  The Collaborators

Chair: Lewis Cohen, Mischon

16:30  Luxpreneurs: Jade Jagger: The Interview

17.00  Chairman’s summing up