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Can fashion continue to win private equity confidence?

Sarah Carlton
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Matchesfashion.com recently sold a majority stake in the business to private equity fund Apax Partners. Matchesfashion.com is understood to have made choice investment in its technology and design aspects of its business, launching new services (including...

Distributors and agents: maximising their performance and minimising your exposure: seminar with UKFT

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Stephen Sidkin , Emma Roake  and Rebecca Richardson are speaking at a seminar with UKFT on Tuesday 10 October 2017, "Distributors and agents: maximising their performance and minimising your exposure". Read more and book...

Fashion Law partner Simon Bennett quoted in Drapers on Brexit IP rights and Fashion

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Unitary intellectual property (IP) rights should continue to apply in the UK after Brexit, the European Commission has said in a position paper. “This is good news for the fashion industry,” said Simon Bennett, Fashion Law partner at law firm...

A guide to Brexit for the UK fashion industry

Stephen Sidkin
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In January 2017 Prime Minister May delivered the Government’s 12 point plan for Brexit. On 13 March 2017, the UK Government formally triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union and so initiated the process of leaving the European Union and the...

Dress codes in the workplace

Parissa Torabi
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Why are we still concerned about dress codes in the workplace? This should in theory be a fairly straightforward concept, however, the recent highly publicised case of the female agency worker who was sent home without pay because she refused to wear high...

Lululemon sues Under Armour - what the UK approach would be

Duncan Jones
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Sales of athleisure products are sprinting ahead and fashion and sporting brands are competing with one another to design novel products which allow consumers to be both athletic and fashionable or provide some added benefit to the consumer such as comfort. ...

Concessions - attracting new customers can be a risky business at a time of Brexit uncertainty

Stephen Sidkin
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Q. What links JoJo Maman Bébé, Quiz, and Ted Baker? A. Each of them have been in the news this month with a mention of the brand’s concessions in the story. A retail concession enables a brand to promote its products to the public...

"Guess are at risk if they are found to have contravened the EU rules"- Fashion Law Partner Steve Sidkin quoted in Drapers

Stephen Sidkin
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“If the Commission finds that there has been an infringement of EU competition law, it will be open to the Commission to impose a very substantial fine. In addition, the actions taken by Guess in respect of its distribution agreements may result in...

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