Agenda

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

08:15  Morning refreshments and registration

08:50  Welcome & chair’s opening remarks

Chair: Jonathan Russell, Co-Founder, Spire Partners

Co-chair: 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  Reinterpreting Italian style in luxury hospitality

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
  • Hot topics in luxury M&A

    Sponsored by Barack Ferrazzano

    Speakers include:
    Julie Bercovy, Mergers & Acquisitions, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
    Caroline Bergeron, Deputy GC, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
    Daniel L. Dominguez, Chair of the Fashion, Luxury & Retail Group, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
    Wendi E. Sloane, Chair of the Intellectual Property Group, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

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

    Sponsored by Bryan Cave

    The 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

    Sponsored by Lewis Silkin

    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

    Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie

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

    • The digital experience: Creating, advertising and protecting luxury or fashion shopping experience online, from social influencers to preventing unauthorised sales.
    • E-commerce: How to ensure compliance with online consumer regulations and taxation.
    • 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


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.

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

Kelly Koyama-Garcia, Senior VP, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Marc Jacobs
Orsola de Castro, Co-founder and Director, Fashion Revolution
Jennie McCarthy, Sr Director, Vendor Compliance, DKNY


12.50  Lunch and networking

 14.00  The CEO Perspective

Building a brand: Bonnie Takhar, President, 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, Co-founder, Peau de Chagrin
Jeremy & Cath Brown, Founding partners, Feldspar
Sophie Habsburg, Designer, Sophie Habsburg Design
Kitty Bruce-Gardyne, Founder and Design Director, Kitty Mackenzie Scottish Tweed and Cashmere


15.10  Breakout sessions, choose one from the following:
  • Foot in mouth – and how to remove it!

    Sponsored by Mackrell Turner Garrett

    Nigel Rowley, Managing Partner, Mackrell Turner Garrett
    Maung Aye, Partner, Mackrell Turner Garrett

    How to avoid being damaged by corporate social media.

  • Growing Luxury Brands:  Legal Opportunities and Challenges

    Sponsored by Jenner & Block

  • The online counterfeit economy – risks and solutions for luxury brand
    Sponsored by CSC

    David Franklin, Global Director of Brand Protection, CSC

    The 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 drive 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  What’s in a name? – Eponymous Fashion Brands and M&A

Chair: Douglas Hand, Hand Baldachin Amburgey

Todd Snyder, Founder, Todd Snyder
Simon James Spurr, Founder, Simon James Spurr


16.50  Chairman’s summing up

17.00  The Luxury law Awards

Welcome – Gesa Michahelles, Georg Jensen
Presentations to Award winners hosted by Jonathan Russell
Reception sponsored by Georg Jensen


20.00  Close

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