17 Jun 2021

Nominations open for 2021 Luxury Law Awards at the British Museum 

September ceremony will feature more categories to reflect sector's post-pandemic legal challenges  

The British Museum in London, England, UK

Claudio Divizia, British Museum

Nominations are now open for the Luxury Law Awards, which feature an expanded set of categories to reflect the legal community’s crucial role in securing the sector’s recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The awards will be presented at a reception at The British Museum during the Luxury Law Summit Europe and will take place on 22 September. The deadline for entries and nominations is 5 August. 

New categories include Philanthropy Initiative of the Year – in the section reserved for in-house legal teams – and Partner of the Year, in the private practice section. There are also two new service provider categories: the Legal Technology and Brand Protection awards. 

Showcase categories include The Marella Naj-Oleari Luxury Business In-House General Counsel of the Year, which last year was awarded to Ashleigh Hegarty, general counsel of Charlotte Tilbury, and Legal Team of the Year, which went to Manolo Blahnik. 

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Watch an interview with Charlotte Tilbury's Ashleigh Hegarty from last year's awards

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Private practice awards include Luxury Law Firm of the Year and Best New Luxury Law Firm Practice. Last year’s winners were K&L Gates and McCarthy Tétrault respectively. 

The awards come at a time when the luxury sector faces a range of opportunities and threats as it emerges from the pandemic, with brands forced to embrace e-commerce more rapidly and rethink how they can provide an exclusive and personalised experience online. 

There has also been an explosion of online counterfeiting activity, with Manchester United Football Club’s head of IP and legal governance Ed Barker – a speaker at next Tuesday’s Anti-Counterfeiting World Law Summit telling Global Legal Post: “It feels like we are in something of an arms race.” 

The awards will be judged by a top-level panel of legal experts and business figures. Nominations are welcomed from individuals and teams and it is also possible to nominate third parties.  

Click here for the full list of the categories and here for instructions on how to enter. To view last year’s winners, click here.

For sponsorship enquiries, email mariasunderland@globallegalpost.com

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The Global Legal Post's Anti-Counterfeiting World Law Summit takes place on 22 June. Click here to read the programme for this virtual event. To enquire about delegate passes contact jasmindersoor@globallegalpost.com

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Further reading

Luxury brands rethink e-commerce strategies as pandemic crimps in-store retail

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