01 March 2019 at 14:30 BST

Luxury lawyers will be in seventh heaven

Business leaders, designers and leading counsel for the luxury sector gear up for the 7th Annual Luxury Law Summit next month.

T.W. van Urk

The summit is taking place at a time when the global rulebook on trading presents unprecedented instability, consumers’ understanding and definition of luxury is challenging luxury businesses to innovate, and technology continues to drive change. The event will assess the impact of a new world order in trading rules and how successful disrupters in the e-commerce space are responding to changing consumer demands.

Geopolitical trends

The opening keynote will unveil the geopolitical trends and their impact on the luxury sector, with an exclusive first look at Deloitte’s 2019 report, ‘Shaping the future of luxury,’ presented by Sundeep Khanna, UK head of luxury at Deloitte. Greerson McMullen, chief legal officer, general counsel & secretary, at Coty will assess the challenges of 21st century luxury from inside one of the world’s leading luxury brands. 


Disruption takes centre stage as technology and luxury form the basis of a fireside chat with Michael Evans, president at Alibaba, in conversation with Frederick Mostert, chair, professor of practice, digital communications centre at Dickson Poon school of law, Kings College, London. Silicon Valley is assessed by Jenny Wolfram, ceo & founder at BrandBastion. Workshops will also highlight blockchain, online risk and counterfeiting with some best-practice luxury case studies. Avoiding a cyber-crisis gets scrutiny from Alex Urbelis, partner at Blackstone Law Group and a top rated speaker from the Luxury Law New York Summit 2018. Meanwhile, Marie Myers, chief finance officer at UiPath will shed light on the future of robotics for the luxury marketplace and the legal implications for companies. For further information on attending,contact benmartin@globalcitymedia.com.


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