Introducing the Luxury Law Alliance advisory board

1 Oct 2021 , 5:08pm

Meet the team of senior lawyers from brands including Kempinski Hotels, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty and L’Oreal UK and Ireland

Our 2021 Luxury Law Alliance (LLA) advisory board members have been playing a vital role in helping us understand the industry’s needs and shape content around it. Their feedback and insight continue to keep the alliance at the forefront of all things luxury. We would like to introduce you to each board member

Hadrian Beltrametti-Walker, vice president, legal services, Kempinski Hotels

Hadrian is the head of the legal department for Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel brand. Managing a team of in-house and external legal experts, he oversees the delivery of business-oriented legal services, whilst protecting the group’s intellectual property, brand reputation, managing dispute resolution, and ensuring group legal compliance. 

Louise Butler, global head of brand protection, Diageo

Louise is global head of brand protection at Diageo, driving its strategy to fight counterfeit spirits and help consumers celebrate safely every time. Louise previously led Diageo’s Europe brand protection programme. Before joining Diageo, she worked as an IP lawyer in the UK and Ireland.

Victoria Davies, head of legal, Twitter UK

Victoria manages the UK legal function for Twitter. Before joining the social media giant, she worked in various in-house capacities at companies including SoundCloud and Ministry of Sound Group.

Ashleigh Hegarty, general counsel, Charlotte Tiilbury Beauty

Ashleigh was named Luxury General Counsel of the Year in last year’s Luxury Law Awards. With a background in supporting premium-listed companies, established retail groups and start-ups through to sale, she is an experienced general counsel and company secretary in the luxury retail and FMCG industry. 

Joanne Loughrey, associate general counsel, L’Oreal UK and Ireland

Joanne is associate general counsel for the luxury division of L’Oréal UK and Ireland, comprising brands such as Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kiehl’s, Valentino and Urban Decay. She works closely with the group legal function in Paris and is responsible for advising the business on a wide variety of commercial legal matters and Group best practices.

Georgina McManus, global general counsel, Manolo Blahnik

Georgina joined Manolo Blahnik in 2015 and established the internal legal function. Along with holding responsibility for the legal department, she serves as company secretary for the group and is a director of the brand’s manufacturing business. Previously she was a corporate counsel at Westfield Europe.

Glenda O’Hara, principal counsel, Burberry

Glenda has served as principal counsel at Burberry since 2012. Previously, she was a lawyer with Taylor Wessing.

Kate Wilkinson, group general counsel and corporate secretary, Mulberry

Kate oversees all legal matters for Mulberry. She is a highly experienced and successful corporate and commercial in-house general counsel with wide ranging knowledge and experience in private practice and industry. Her previous experience includes roles at a global packaging manufacturer and an international mining and manufacturing group, covering UK and foreign jurisdictions across multiple legal disciplines.