Category Archive: 2017

Daniel L. Dominguez

As Chair of the Fashion, Luxury & Retail Group and a partner in the Corporate & Securities Group, Dan assists clients with strategic business planning, corporate counseling and contractual matters, with an emphasis on:

Domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, other business combinations and equity investments.

Counseling Firm clients on a variety of legal and business issues, including day-to-day operations, strategic planning, recapitalizations, contract and licensing issues and compliance.

Entity formation matters for emerging businesses, including advising on appropriate corporate structures and drafting operating agreements, shareholder control and buy-sell arrangements.

Negotiating joint ventures, ambassador and licensing deals on behalf of luxury brands with prominent celebrities and their advisors Dan counsels a number of foreign companies and their U.S. subsidiaries concerning their U.S. business activities and the relationships between the corporate parents and their subsidiaries. Dan serves on a number of Firm committees, including the Strategic Planning, Diversity, Recruiting and Pro Bono committees.

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Louise Lyons

Louise is Head of Ecommerce at Annoushka LTD the eponymous fine Jewellery brand of Annoushka Ducas MBE, founder of Links of London. With locations in the UK, the US and Hong Kong, online and ecommerce have increasingly become a focus for growth with their uniquely international customer. Louise is also going to provide a photo, so please disregard the LinkedIn photo I sent previously.

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Janet Morrison

Janet Morrison has worked in-house for most of her 30 + career, predominantly in TMT and latterly in Retail working as Group Legal Director for ASOS. In her current role, she reports into the GC and has responsibility for the entire ASOS legal team from Marketing through to Global Operations. ASOS has enjoyed significant year on year double digit global growth and superb brand recognition in pursuing its customer first philosophy. Janet commends ASOS as a fantastic company to work for.

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Matthew Orley

MatthewOrley is an entrepreneur, advisor, and angel investor with a focus on the fashion and luxury goods industry.In 2012, he co-founded his namesake brand, Orley. The business launched with a focus on fine knitwear, expanding to a full collection of men’s ready-to-wear in 2014. The brand has become internationally

In 2012, he co-founded his namesake brand, Orley. The business launched with a focus on fine knitwear, expanding to a full collection of men’s ready-to-wear in 2014. The brand has become internationally recognised for its combination of classic yet youthful design with a commitment to the highest quality materials and manufacturing. The collection is available through, as well as at high-end retailers including Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and Opening Ceremony.

As part of Orley, Matthew was awarded the 2016 CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear, shortlisted for the 2015 LVMH Prize, and wasa finalist for the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

In 2016 Matthew launched Orley Creative Ventures, a platform through which he consults, advises, and invests in early-stage businesses targeting the luxury sector. Matthew is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and a graduate of New York University.

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Paul Sternberg

Paul is Associate Dean at Ravensbourne where he leads the Design & Innovation Masters Programme which includes the celebrated Luxury Brand Management course (MDes). Prior to this he was Managing Editor of Education at Channel 4 Television where he helped redefine its public service remit for the multi-media and multi-channel age and oversaw a range of cutting edge learning-based commissions. He has been involved with setting up creative ventures such as Ethical Media, The Media Trust and ProtegeTV and is currently involved with Action for Happiness, a mass movement campaign to bring happiness, emotional and psychological well-being into the heartlands of public policy, education and community development ( Paul is also Chair of the young offenders rehabilitation programme, Key4Life (

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Phillip Bodenham

Phillip Bodenham has over 16 years working in various areas of PR and Communications working up to Brand Management in-house at global super brands such as Versace, Saint Laurent, Mulberry and Hugo Boss. It was during these years that he learnt how to work globally to set and achieve a brand’s objectives while tightly controlling everything that is seen and communicated to reach a particular goal whilst delivering compelling and stand out messages. These years in the industry have also resulted in a stellar network of global contacts from editors and influencers to tastemakers, high net worth individuals and VIPs – a network which continues to expand daily. Having worked in-house with some of the largest agencies globally and observing how they operated, Phillip saw a gap in the market for someone with such experience to deliver these strategies for clients and founded SPRING London in April 2009. The company was established with this approach in mind: that smart and highly qualified teams of media professionals would address every aspect of an emerging brand’s growth, protect a larger brand’s position in the market or rightfully regain an existing brand’s standing alongside its competitors.

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Isabelle Meyer

Isabelle Meyer joined Moët Hennessy Europe in 2012 as Legal Director after working for Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd, UK, as Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial/Competition.

Isabelle graduated with a law degree from the University of Geneva in 1994 and joined J.P. Morgan (Suisse) SA’s Legal Department the same year. After training with Baker & McKenzie, she qualified in Switzerland and was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2002. She moved to the UK in 2008 and qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales. In 2011, she graduated with a Masters of Law (LL.M) in Legal Professional Practice (Corporate/Commercial) from the College of Law. In 2016, she was admitted to the roll of solicitors of the Republic of Ireland.

Since 2000, Isabelle has held various roles with blue chip organisations, including Vice President Legal and Head of Compliance at HSBC, Switzerland; Headquarters Director, Assistant General Counsel at JTI, Switzerland and Compliance Officer Europe, based in the UK.

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Jennie McCarthy

Jennie M. McCarthy, Esq. is the Sr. Director of Vendor Compliance at DKNY. Her expertise includes corporate social responsibility, environmental matters, restricted substances, regulatory compliance, supply chain sustainability and product compliance. Prior to DKNY she worked at PVH/Calvin Klein in the Global Human Rights Department and was a founding member of CapSquires LLC where she practised family, zoning, and criminal law. She is a former elected official in Massachusetts where she chaired the Zoning Board and was a member of the Board of Health. Prior to her legal career, she worked in strategic advertising and marketing at Digitas and Hill/Holliday. Jennie is licensed in Massachusetts, New York and the Federal bar and attended Denison University, Harvard University, and New England Law.

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