Bird & Bird swoops up former Richemont legal chief

28 Jan 2020 , 7:19pm

Leading academic and former Richemont chief counsel and chair of the Luxury Law Alliance, Frederick Mostert, joins the London office of international firm Bird & Bird. 

Highly respected IP lawyer and academic Frederick Mostert has joined Bird & Bird as a consultant. Mr Mostert will provide strategic advice to the firm’s clients as well as continuing to pursue his academic and consultancy work.

Before becoming a consultant in 2015, Mostert was chief intellectual property counsel and chief legal counsel at luxury group Richemont, whose brands include Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Alfred Dunhill and Chloé.

He is Professor of Practice in Intellectual Property Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, and holds research fellowships at Oxford University and Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Also the founder of the Digital Scholarship Institute and Digilabs, which is attached to The Dickson Poon School of Law and conducts research into technology in the digital environment, he is chair of the Luxury Law Alliance, a global network of luxury brand owners, their general counsel and legal teams. 

He also chairs the Luxury Law Summit in London, which is hosted by The Global Legal Post, and takes place at the Ham Yard Hotel on 31 March

This year’s speakers include Michael Ward, chief executive of Harrods, Scott Gelin, head of IP Enforcement at Apple, Kate Anthony Wilkinson, group general counsel and company secretary, Mulberry Group, Sally Taylor, head of legal, Asprey, Hadrian Beltrametti-Walker, vice president, legal services, Kempinski Hotels, and John Williams, executive chef, The Ritz.

There is still time to enter the Luxury Law Awards, which are held in conjunction with the summit. The deadline for entries is 6 February. Click here for more details.