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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...

Brexit: What does a no-deal scenario mean for your EU registered trade marks and designs?

Simon Bennett
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Parliament has voted but with less than two months to go until Article 50 is triggered it is still not clear whether a deal will be reached for the UK to leave the EU… What does this mean for your EU registered trade marks and designs?  1....

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...

Faux or not faux? That is increasingly the question

Alex Woolgar
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On 9 January 2019, the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) censured Boohoo.com UK Ltd for selling a “Faux Fur Pom Pom Jumper” that in fact contained real animal fur. The advertisement in question (the product page on boohoo.com dated September...

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The UK government has clarified the position for EU nationals in the UK and has proposed in its recent White Paper a new system for all EEA and non EEA nationals coming to the UK after the proposed transition period, i.e. from 1 January 2021. In this...

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 . ...

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