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Luxury brands and third party platforms - new landmark judgment

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Luxury brands are celebrating a landmark judgment of the European Court given yesterday. In a case concerning Coty, the European Court ruled that a clause in Coty’s selective distribution agreement prohibiting authorised distributors from using Amazon...

Why price fixing and information sharing matter

Stephen Sidkin
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What do you know about competition law? It is a reasonable question given: a recent survey by the Competition and Markets Authority which found that 50% of fashion companies which took part in the survey stated that their knowledge of competition law was...

Drapers' People Moves section is a must-read for fashionistas - who goes where, and why, helps lubricate fashion industry coffee machine chatter

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It can also start people musing about restrictive covenants. So when Paul Masters moved from Missguided to In The Style, Adam Chesters left Deckers to join Craghoppers, and Céline Larose jumped ship from Richemont to join Kiki McDonough, thoughts on...

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...

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. ...

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