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Top tips for moves - the poacher's perspective

Parissa Torabi
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Poaching senior hires from competitors is nothing new in the fashion world. The moves of Jigsaw’s chief finance officer, Claire Wain, to Jack Wills and Liz Evans, the chief executive of Oasis and Warehouse to Fat Face, are two recent examples. It can...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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What should be the role of the distributorship agreement? This may appear a strange question to ask. But there can be confusion between the distributorship agreement which serves as an umbrella agreement between supplier and distributor under which the...

EU Commission vs Nike - FT Score: Nike fined EUR 12.5 million

Emma Roake
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The EU Commission yesterday announced that it has imposed a €12.5 million fine on Nike, the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel, for falling foul of EU competition law.  The Nike decision follows hot on the heels of the...

Fashion: Is there a need for change?

Stephen Sidkin
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Fashion is a dynamic industry. Its very essence necessitates change and, in turn, challenges to what has been accepted before. But now the questions and legal issues are piling up. The last few weeks have seen Burberry, Gucci, and Katy Perry designs attract...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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Company administrations just keep on coming. Indeed it is difficult to think of an industry sector which has not seen a spike in the number of administrations over the course of the last 12 months. But the administration of a distributor highlights...

Simon Bennett and Stephen Sidkin quoted in Drapers

Stephen Sidkin
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Partners Simon Bennett and Stephen Sidkin have been quoted in Drapers, discussing the recent apology from Gucci over their 'racist' jumper. Please click here to read the article. ...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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The recent announcement that British Ceramic Tile, a distributor, has entered into administration is, at one level, a sign of changing times, in this case of the channel to market.  But it also calls into sharp focus how a supplier should deal with the...

Are you at risk of a #MeToo claim? Parissa Torabi writes for Drapers

Parissa Torabi
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Employment law associate and member of our Fashion Law Group,  Parissa Torabi , explains the precautions fashion retail leaders must take to ensure there is no harassment hidden in their organisations.  Read Parissa's article here . ...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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Distributorship agreements after Brexit – part three With less than 100 days to go and the increasing likelihood of a no-deal Brexit, have you received, let alone read, your email from HM Revenue & Customs which, the government claims, will...

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