Agenda 2022

This is a working agenda and subject to change.

Wednesday 22 June 2022
British Museum, London
Luxury: New Frontiers


Registration, morning refreshments, and networking


Welcome from the chair

Frederick Mostert, President, Luxury Law Alliance

Moderated by Dr Felicia Caponigri, Director, International & Graduate Programs, Notre Dame Law School


The luxury outlook

Carole Madjo, Luxury Goods, Barclays


Luxury 2030: New frontiers in luxury

Pier Luigi Roncaglia, Managing Partner, Spheriens (Chair)

Emma Anthony, Head of Legal, The Net-a-Porter Group

Deborah Cornelius, Vice President, Licensing, Burberry

Riccardo Frediani, Group IP Director, Kering


New fractures in trade, supply and value chains and the impact on the luxury sector

This session outlines the current geopolitical and legal context facing the luxury sector from a European public policy, brand reputation and risk perspective. With insight from Paris and London the session focuses on how the luxury sector must deal with changing geo-political reality including new sanctions regimes and anti-money laundering legislation. Using case studies, the panel will look at how in-house and external counsel are incorporating economic intelligence, compliance and investigations into their legal strategies to mitigate IP, public policy and geo-political risk.

Ali Willis, Content, Communications & Digital Strategist

Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, Former Ambassador of France; Consultant, International Relations, Public Affairs

Antoine Violet-Surcouf, Managing Director, Avisa Partners; Associate Professor, Ecole de Guerre Economique (School of Economic Warfare)

Vincent Helluy, Head of Illicit Trade Risk Management, Avisa Partners

John Watts, Managing Partner UK, Avisa Partners


Foundations and frontiers of heritage and luxury law

Dr Felicia Caponigri, Director, International & Graduate Programs, Notre Dame Law School


Morning refreshments and networking


Workshops, delegates choose from one of two workshops

Workshop #1

Gaming and eSports: A new runway for luxury brands
Hosted by Bird & Bird

Collaboration with the gaming industry offers luxury brands a new and innovative way to showcase their collections in the virtual world. But what are the key legal and commercial issues you need to know to ensure a successful partnership?

Panel Moderator: Will Deller, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird

Nicola Packer, General Counsel, Fnatic

Maurits Meijboom, Legal Director, Digital & Data, PVH Corp.

Charles Hambro, Co-Founder, CEO, GEEIQ

Workshop #2

Walking the line: What recent IP cases tell us about pushing the boundaries
Hosted by AA Thornton

Properly protecting your brand is fundamental in the luxury space.  In this session Dan, Geoff and Sarah will be discussing the important points to learn from recent IP cases, particularly when it comes to litigation and protection strategies. The session will consider:

  • When and how IP litigation strategies can overstep the mark – How far can you push what is ‘allowed’ under the trade mark act and where will the court draw the line on that behaviour?
  • Where are we now in relation to copycat behaviour – How much can you expect to rely on passing off?
  • How not to lose the easy cases – The importance of evidence.
  • What is the current approach to protecting 3D or unconventional marks?
  • Does EU IP law still matter in the UK?

Geoff Hussey, Partner, Solicitor, AA Thornton

Sarah Darby, Partner/Trade Mark Attorney, AA Thornton

Dan Byrne, Partner/Barrister, AA Thornton


Workshops, delegates choose from one of two workshops

Workshop #3

Unlimited reality: The new reality?
Hosted by Deloitte

This panel session will showcase how to consider integrating limitless reality into your business.  We will discuss what the luxury industry is doing in this space, why is should matter to your business and the challenges luxury brands and their legal teams can face.

Rachael Barber, Partner, Deloitte Legal UK

Calum Murray, Partner, Deloitte Legal UK

Ida Palombella, Partner, Deloitte Legal Italy

Alex Curry, Partner, Deloitte UK

Beatrice Grifoni, Head of Intellectual Property, Valentino


Workshop #4

Russia sanctions – how to respond and what to consider for the future
Hosted by Hogan Lovells

This workshop will address the latest on sanctions including how sanctions adopted with respect to Russia specifically targeted the luxury sector, what impacts we saw in luxury export and import activities, and what is next.

Aline Doussin, Partner, Hogan Lovells




Lunch break and networking


Jewellery in the spotlight: Creativity, culture and celebrity

Stephen Webster, Founder, Stephen Webster Jewellery


Superfoods: The luxury of food 

Chair: Frederick Mostert, Professor of Practice, Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London, Founder: Digital Communities Lab”.

Arrigo Cipriani, Chair, Cipriani International

Professor Valerio Sanguingni, Professor Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”


Afternoon refreshments and networking


Workshops, delegates choose from one of two workshops

Workshop #6

How the most recent case law affects the shaping of brand management and brand protection strategies in the luxury sector
Hosted by Greenberg Traurig

The pathological phase of litigation, besides giving Courts the occasion to trace and refine valuable legal principles, offer brands new insights on how to manage and protect their IP assets and products. The panel will explore some of the latest landmark cases of trademark infringement, unfair competition, counterfeiting and misleading advertising, from different jurisdictions worldwide.  Through such an overview, the session will cover the following:

  • Practical issues for addressing and re-shaping fundamental business strategies: from the safeguard of shapes, sounds and well-known trademarks, to the definition and protection of the brand’s identity and reputation.
  • The use of indications of origin – with particular reference to “Made in Italy” and the message of quality and prestige it conveys.
  • Upcycling growth
  • Reselling of luxury fashion items
  • Counterfeiting and the problems often arising from illicit trademarks use in the secondary market

Candice Kim , Vice Chair, Global Trademark & Brand Management Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig

Luigi Fontanesi, Partner, Greenberg Traurig

Camilla Di Fonzo, Associate, Greenberg Traurig

Workshop #7

Safely embracing a new world: Creating and protecting digital assets
Hosted by Baker McKenzie

Luxury and fashion companies are embracing the opportunities brought about by the creation of online immersive experiences. Brands in particular are exploring new advertising channels, the creation of new virtual goods such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and a new form of interactive engagement with consumers, as well as new sale environments. This new online world raises a number of new challenges which we will explore during this workshop including IP protection, consumer and data protection and governance/compliance.


Helen Brown, Partner, Baker McKenzie


Ashleigh Hegarty, General Counsel, Charlotte Tilbury

John Groom, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie

Paolo Sbuttoni, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Sarah Williams, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie


How to manage the wild world of celebrities and influencers

Danielle Garno, Partner, Holland & Knight

David Eshmoili, General Counsel, David Yurman


Diversity in action

Phillips Nazro, Head of Legal & Client Services, Fixer Advisory Group

Yaseen Eldik, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Yale Law School


Luxury on the Move

Melanie Howard, Chair of Luxury Brands and Intellectual Property Protection practices, Loeb&Loeb (moderator)

Paul Hembery, Former  Motorsport Director, Pirelli

Keith Benjamin, Group Legal Director, Jaguar Landrover Cars

Niccolò Pallesi, General Counsel, & Secretary of the Board, Ferretti Group


The luxpreneurs: Lessons learned creating a watch brand

Giles English, Co Founder, Bremont Watch Company
Nick English, Co Founder, Bremont Watch Company


Chair’s closing remarks

Dr Felicia Caponigri, Director, International & Graduate Programs, Notre Dame Law School


Luxury Law Awards in partnership with Aspreys

Winners of the 2022 Luxury Law Awards announced. To find out more click here Luxury Law Awards 2022


Luxury Law 2022 & Fashion Law 2022 book launch & drinks reception

[Registration for evening guest 17:00]



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