Category Archive: State of Luxury

Esteban Mezzano

Business lawyer with 20 years in Nestlé, since 2011 working at the company headquarters in Switzerland after assignments in Argentina and Chile. In 2019 appointed General Counsel of Operations and Sustainability,  reporting both to the group Chief Legal Officer and the group Chief Operations Officer.

Esteban leads a team responsible for the legal advice to Corporate Operations in areas such as procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, agriculture, and ESG. Responsible for the legal advice and support to Nestlé’s public commitments in climate change, sustainable packaging, responsible sourcing, and human rights

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Karim Adatia

Insight is an industry leading global solutions integrator with 8,000 teammates and operations in 19 countries. Some of the largest luxury brand companies in the world work with Insight to support their digital and IT solution needs.

As Deputy General Counsel, Karim leads a diverse legal team that supports Insight’s global operations and execution of its strategic business priorities. Before joining Insight, Karim gained extensive international legal and business experience as an attorney in private practice with law firms in the U.S., Canada, and Asia.

His practice has focused primarily on corporate governance, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, branding and marketing, SEC compliance, and management of intellectual property assets.

He has been qualified to practice law in the U.S. and Canada

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David Chameli

David P. Chameli is V.P., General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Real Estate, of Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC (NASDAQ: HCCI), a leading provider of environmental services. David has over 30 years of experience in transportation and supply chain law. David has an undergraduate degree in History from the State University of New York, a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and an MBA from Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management. He grew up in upstate New York and currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife and three rescued cats. When not practicing law, David is an avid comic book collector with a collection that is slowly overtaking his basement.

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Hadrian Beltrametti-Walker

Hadrian Beltrametti Walker is the head of the Legal Department for Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel brand. Managing a team of in-house and external legal experts, Hadrian ensures the delivery of business-oriented legal services, whilst protecting the group’s Intellectual Property, brand reputation, managing dispute resolution, and ensuring group legal compliance. Starting his career in hospitality at the Legal Department of Hilton Worldwide, Hadrian specialised in hotel operating agreements and business process before joining Kempinski Hotels as Legal Counsel in 2012, taking on the leadership of the group’s Legal Department soon thereafter.

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Kate Anthony Wilkinson


Kate Anthony Wilkinson is a practicing Solicitor. She is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Mulberry, the English luxury leather goods manufacturer and retailer, famous for its iconic leather bags such as the Bayswater and Alexa.
Kate is based at Mulberry’s main manufacturing operation in the Somerset countryside. She is responsible for all legal facets of Mulberry’s global business, including intellectual property, counterfeits and brand protection issues.

Previously to Mulberry, Kate was a corporate finance Solicitor with a national UK law firm, following which she moved in-house and has held General Counsel roles with a number of international companies.

Kate is a Trustee of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and a Trustee of the Bristol Aero Collection Trust, a charity which operates an Aerospace museum in Bristol. She is also Advisory Editor to the technical publication ‘Jordans Corporate Governance & Administration’; and writes articles, blogs and presents on a variety of legal and commercial matters.

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Jeffrey Hellman

Jeffrey Hellman is the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at PVH Corp.  PVH Corp. is a global apparel company whose brand portfolio consists of nationally and internationally recognized brand names, including Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Warner’s, Olga and True&Co.

He works on mergers and acquisition transactions (including acquisitions of The Warnaco Group, Inc. and Tommy Hilfiger B.V.), joint ventures, financings and securities offerings and handles corporate governance, securities law, creditors’ rights and commercial litigation matters.

He is an adjunct professor at Fordham University Law School, where he teaches Fashion Law & Finance, and also serves as pro bono counsel to the Fashion Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to college students planning to pursue careers in the fashion industry, a member of the Board of Directors of Comprehensive Youth Development, a non-profit organization that partners with New York City public high schools to prepare young adults for successful futures.

Mr. Hellman holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.S. Economics, Finance from the University of Pennsylvania.




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Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis is the Group General Counsel, Company Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of the international luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent (“A&K”). Mr. Ellis is responsible for the legal, risk, compliance and regulatory matters for the global business which encompasses 50 offices across all continents. Prior to joining A&K Mr Ellis was acting Group General Counsel of the offshore law firm Appleby and was based in the British Virgin Islands. Mr Ellis started his legal career in the London office of US law firm Dewey Ballantine before leaving to join GlobeOp Financial Services as their first European General Counsel.
Mr Ellis received his undergraduate degree in law and industrial psychology from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa and his postgraduate degrees from Guildhall University, London and The College of Law, London. Mr Ellis was awarded General Counsel of the Year at the Luxury Law awards in 2015

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