Luxury Law Summit 2013

  • Venue

    The Caledonian Club, London

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  • Event date

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  • Summary

    A symposium for luxury leaders

    The first Luxury Law Summit brought together over 170 luxury business leaders - and the legal teams who support them - for a day of debate focused on key issues impacting upon the business of luxury brand development and retail. The International Herald Tribune (now the International New York Times) and the Global Legal Post would like to thank all speakers, round table leaders and delegates for their thoughtful contributions and overwhelmingly positive response to the launch of this new industry event.

    The Luxury Law Summit is the new event for the international luxury and legal calendars looking at the developing challenges which will impact the business of luxury brand development and retail, providing clear analysis and positive solutions for business leaders and their legal teams.

    Organised by the International Herald Tribune, the leading international newspaper read by global business leaders, and The Global Legal Post, the world's first international legal digest, The Luxury Law Summit brings together luxury business leaders, luxury legal experts and regulators for high level networking, debate and informative roundtable sessions.

    There are a number of limited promotional opportunities available at the 2014 Luxury Law Summit to align your brand with the discussion and further your reputation in the growing area of luxury law.
    For more information please contact:

    Maria Sunderland, The Global Legal Post +44 (0) 20 7332 2576
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  • Speakers

    The full list of the 2013 event speakers is available here.


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  • Event description

    CEOs and their legal teams are spending more time and resources  dealing with increasing global threats to their brands. These can range from setting up in less regulated markets to digital strategy and IP issues. These and other risks can adversely impact even the best established luxury businesses.  

    To satisfy the overwhelming demand for more information, discussion and consultation, The Global Legal Post and The International Herald Tribune (now the International New York Times) produced the first the Luxury Law Summit in London in May 2013.

    Focusing on the future of the luxury sector in the face of the difficult issues facing companies, The Luxury Law Summit appealed to those who run the business from the CEOs and FDs to the general counsel and senior IP lawyers.

    In an age of risk, companies have to balance expansion with managing risk.The event looked at how to manage both. Dealing with the macro and micro issues from the economy, the opportunities and risks of expansion into emerging markets and changing social, economic, technological and global conditions, delegates listened to the latest  from global thought leaders in this fast growing sector.

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  • Programme

    Luxury Law Summit
    Held on Thursday, May 23, 2013
    The Caledonian Club, London

    About the event
    The Luxury Law Summit brought together leaders in the luxury marketplace to identify and discuss the challenges and risks facing their companies in the next decade.

    The luxury market has seen a flurry of activity over the past year, including an increase in buyouts and acquisitions, disposals and expansion into emerging markets. Financial engineering, competition law, IP, and distribution are a few of the areas which in-house luxury legal teams need to get to grips with.

    The event mapped out the risks and challenges and risks of a global marketplace for luxury companies, and examined the impact of socioeconomic and technological developments. Attendees included c suite representatives from luxury brands and general and external counsel.

    For full details of the programme please click here 


    For more information for the 2014 event please contact:

    Maria Sunderland, The Global Legal Post +44 (0) 20 7332 2576


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  • Delegates

    Why Attend

    With a 50% increase in the global turnover of luxury goods companies in the last 10 years, there is a rising awareness that many luxury goods companies, who used to have a perhaps unsophisticated business approach 10 years ago, now recognise the need to obtain astute legal advice on issues such as financial engineering, competition law, intellectual property rights and selective distribution.

    The summit mapped out the risks and challenges for companies across the premium brand business sectors.  Speakers included company founders, owners, CEOs, CMOS, In House Lawyers, selected law firms, heads of trademarks, regulators, economists and technology experts.


    The Luxury Law Summit 2013 took place at The Caledonian Club. Founded in 1891 the Club moved to 9 Halkin Street in 1946. The house at number 9 was the last mansion of its kind to be built in London, the elegant simplicity of the exterior is juxtaposed by its internal proportions and neo Georgian flair. A terrace garden was added in May 1994.

    In 2006, a new four-storey wing was officially opened by HM The Queen, accompanied by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.

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  • Contacts

    For more information on sponsorship opportunities or delegate places please contact:







    Maria Sunderland, The Global Legal Post +44 (0) 20 7332 2576



    Amber Smart, International Herald Tribune +44 (0) 20 7061 3524

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