Belmond, Baker McKenzie and Burberry’s GC among winners at Luxury Law Awards
Representatives from Ferretti Group, Manolo Blahnik, Mulberry, Wolf Greenfield and Holland & Knight also triumphed
The Belmond legal team
Belmond’s legal team, Baker McKenzie and Burberry’s general counsel, Edward Rash, were among the big winners at the Luxury Law Awards.
Also among those walking away with trophies at the awards ceremony were representatives from leading brands Ferretti Group, Manolo Blahnik and Mulberry while specialist IP firm Wolf Greenfield and Holland & Knight also triumphed in the private practice section.
Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, was named Global Fashion Leader, and Laboni Saha, founder and creative director of womenswear brand L Saha, was this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
The awards were held at The British Museum yesterday (14 June) in conjunction with Luxury Law Summit London.
Belmond’s legal team, which is led by general counsel Abbi Hunt, was recognised for its work launching a new, and they believe unique, virtual ethics and compliance programme featuring immersive, gamified training.
Bakers beat off strong competition in the Law Firm of the Year category – International Firms, winning the praises of the judging panel for providing strong evidence of the value provided to its clients, working on cutting edge matters with a clear commitment to ESG and sustainability.
Rash, meanwhile, was recognised for his contribution to Burberry during his 15 years at the brand, where he is senior vice president legal.
Three other GCs were among the winners, Mulberry’s Kate Anthony Wilkinson was named General Counsel of the Year, Manolo Blahnik‘s Georgina McManus is 2023 Business Leader of the Year, and Niccolo Pallesi, of Ferretti Group, won IP Counsel of the Year for his work securing the landmark registration at the Italian Patent and Trademark Office of the Riva Yachts brand colour.
The trophies were designed and supplied by Asprey.
The full list of awards
Lifetime Achievement Award - Sponsored by Taylor Wessing
Edward Rash, GC, Burberry
The Marella Naj-Oleari Luxury General Counsel of the Year - Sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine
Kate Anthony Wilkinson, Mulberry
IP Counsel of the Year - Sponsored by HGF
Niccolo Pallesi, Ferretti Group
Highly Commended - IP Superheroes@HUGOBOSS
Legal Team of the Year - Sponsored by Graff Search
La Prairie Legal Team
Sustainability Initiative of the Year - Sponsored by McCarthy Tetrault
Stop Ecocide International
Business Leader of the Year - Sponsored by K&L Gates
Georgina McManus, Manolo Blahnik
Entrepreneur of the Year - Sponsored by Perkins Coie
Global Fashion Leader - Sponsored by Killik & Co
Caroline Rush, CEO, British Fashion Council
Fashion Counsel of the Year - sponsored by Portolano Cavallo
Jack Randles, Manolo Blahnik
Laura Battley, Watches of Switzerland
Luxury Law Firm of the Year - International Firm
Luxury Law Firm of the Year - Independent Law Firm
Fixer Advisory Group
Anand and Anand
Partner of the Year
Danielle N Garno, Holland & Knight
Melanie Howard, Loeb & Loeb
IP Team of the Year