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


Jonathan Russell, Co-Founder, Spire Partners


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

09:00 Luxury futures in a disruptive world
09.20 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.

09.40 Expanding the Ferragamo

Valeriano Antonioli, CEO, Lungarno Collection

10.00 The General Counsel view

10.30 Refreshments and networking

11.00 Breakout sessions, choose one from the following

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

bryan cave whiteThe 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.


• Private prosecution: An alternative to civil litigation

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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.

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


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

o The digital experience: Creating, advertising and protecting luxury or fashion shopping experience online, from social influencers to preventing unauthorised sales.
o E-commerce: How to ensure compliance with online consumer regulations and taxation.
o The importance of data: privacy compliance and data as an asset.

11.50 Luxury takeaways

Your opportunity to hear the key learnings from all the morning’s breakout sessions
The luxury CEO perspective

12.00 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.

12.50 Lunch and networking

 14.00 The CEO Perspective

Building a brand: Bonnie Takhar, CEO, Charlotte Olympia
The world of gems: Ian Harebottle, CEO, Gemfields
The world of luxury travel: Ameerh Naran, CEO, Vimana Private Jets

14.30 Luxpreneurs: Handmade chic is the new luxury

Panel Chair: Marion Hume, Fashion Journalist and Ethical Consultant
Mark Tallowin, Designer, Tallowin
Mesh Chhibber, Peau de Chagrin
Jeremy & Cath Brown, Feldspar
Sophie Hapsburg, Designer, Sophie Habsburg Design
Kitty Bruce-Gardyne, Founder and Design Director, Kitty Mackenzie Scottish Tweed and Cashmere
Orsola di Castro, CoF-ounder and Director, Fashion Revolution

15.10 Breakout sessions, choose one from the following:

• The online counterfeit economy – risks and solutions for luxury brand
David Franklin, Global Director of Brand Protection

CSC_primary_CMYK_stackedThe 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 drives 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.

 16.00 Refreshments

16.20 Luxury takeaways

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

16.30 Inside: Alibaba legal
16.50 Chairman’s summing up
17.00 The Luxury law Awards presentation
Reception sponsored by Georg Jensen

20.00 Close

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 Save up to £600 when booking your place before 3rd March! If you would like more information about attending The Luxury Law Summit as a delegate, please contact:

 Martin Dewhirst

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