Trading insights: Luxury leaders get ready for the Luxury Law Summit Americas

19 Nov 2020 , 4:21pm

From the impact of the Biden administration to a host of new digital opportunities, an increase in consumer class action activities and insights from the regulators, this year's Luxury Law Summit Americas on 3rd December gives the world's leading luxury companies a handle on the rapid changes in the luxury sector.

Next week the world's luxury leader are set to gather virtually to share insights at the biggest legal luxury exchange globally. With experts from across the sector, advisors and regulators including Chanel, LVMH, Christian Dior and Fendi, the Luxury Law Summit Americas will take place on the 3rd December with discussions ranging from how the  industry is resetting its priorities in the current climate to how alternative technologies are offering new solutions.  

A top team from LVMH's legal department including  Andowah Newton, VP, Legal Affairs and Litigation Counsel, Nisa Lynn Ojalvo, VP Legal Affairs, Hersh Patel, VP, Real Estate Counsel and Frank Martinez, VP Legal Affairs will join head Louise Firestone, SVP and General Counsel Americas to discuss the workings of the department. Legal counsel from Chanel, Amazon, eBay, Vince, David Yurman, Christian Dior and Godiva will also be on stage.

Regulators will contribute to the discussion with Federal Trade Commission’s Serena Viswanathan, Acting Associate Director for Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection and Laura Brett, Vice President and Director of the National Advertising Division / BBB National Program, moderated by Nancy Felsten from the Advertising, Marketing and Promotions practice at Davis Wright Tremaine.

Other speakers announced include: Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic of the New York Times, Steve Lamar, President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, Milton Pedraza, founder of the Luxury Institute, Rick Perkal, head of Firelight Capital, Craig Robins, Founder and CEO of Dacra Development, the co-founder and co-owner of Design Miami and developer of the Miami Design District and designers Anthony Galante,  Chris Gelinas and Esteban Cortazar.

Barbara Kolsun, Professor of Fashion Law, and director of the FAME program at Cardozo school of Law will chair the event.

Specialist sector partners from Hogan Lovells, IP Dragnell, Baker McKenzie, Davis Wright Tremain, Bennett Jones and Cozen O’Connor will be operating interactive workshops on a range of luxury topics from trade, financial strategies in times of crisis, anti-counterfeiting tools, advertising matters, litigation, diversity and inclusion and supply chain issues.

Other topics include Luxury, Privacy and Personalisation, Fashion Inside Track: From trade to supply chain – Challenges and Opportunities – with Milton Pedraza, founder of the Luxury Institute discussing how companies can benefit from personalization.

The event will also look at the property market with a spotlight on Miami – and how its luxury sector is developing despite the pandemic with Massimo Cassogrande, director of the Instituto Marangoni talking to property experts and designers on the reality of regenerating a luxury zone.

Meanwhile general counsel from a range of luxury companies will discuss the key issues for their sector with special focus on food, drink, fashion, jewellery, cosmetics and hospitality.

Click here to read the programme and for delegate booking details.

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