The topics covered include:

1. Tenancy agreements – why it is important that you properly perform yours and how to do so

Real Estate senior associate, Tom Morton, looked at:

  • keep open clauses, yielding up provisions, repair and so forth – the practical problems for fashion tenants sleepwalking into leases;
  • actions that landlords can take; and
  • why certain actions may not result in performance.

2. The future of fashion – how will sustainability laws impact your business?

Commerce and technology associate, Hannah McCullagh, discussed:

  • sustainability legislation in the pipeline – what will be required of you (and those who operate in your supply chain) and what you should do to prepare for it; and
  • the issue of greenwashing.

3. It’s not simply about registering a trade mark – protecting your intellectual property

Intellectual property senior associate, Scott Steinberg, outlined potential ways that fashion businesses can and should protect intellectual property – their most valuable asset!

4. Five things we are seeing in the market for fashion businesses

Corporate senior associate, Sarah Carlton, covered:

  • why banks are reviewing private company board appointments;
  • future fund / CBILS could still be problematic if insolvency looms;
  • preparation is key if a shareholder fallout is likely;
  • are M&A transactions taking longer to get over the line?; and
  • clean up your skeletons before starting an M&A transaction.

The webinar was chaired by Stephen Sidkin, partner and chair of Fashion Law Group at Fox Williams.

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