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We understand the increasing importance of a fashion business to meet customer and stakeholder demands in this global marketplace. The lead time from catwalk to in-store has never been shorter or more critical.

Our multidisciplinary fashion team includes lawyers specialising in brand and design protection, licensing, sponsorship, franchising and enforcement, commercial contract negotiation, employment and HR issues, and corporate transactions and financing. 

Our clients include emerging and established designers and fashion houses, fashion agents and distributors, models and modelling agencies, fashion photographers, industry bodies, retailers and boutiques, and celebrity talent, bloggers and vloggers. 

As one of the UK's acknowledged leaders in advising brand-led businesses, we understand the fashion life-cycle and the continual need to innovate. Our experience in this sector, and diverse client base, means we provide cutting edge commercial advice and offer a deep understanding of the industry. 

We are a one-stop shop for any fashion business.

You can view our latest 2 blog posts below and our full blog here.  



The Collective by Lewis Silkin

The Collective by Lewis Silkin brings together a “collective” of ideas and thoughts from leading figures and ...

The Collective by Lewis Silkin report

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Champagne at Tiffany’s!

04 December 2019

Apologies for the terrible pun, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” didn’t sound appropriate for the soon-to-be owner. It has been announced last week that LVMH has agreed a deal to acquire Tiffany & Co. at a valuation of $16.6bn. And just before the Christmas rush of “acquisitions” of perfectly wrapped turquoise boxes!

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Supreme Court introduces new test for assessing a landlord’s intention to redevelop

13 March 2019

The Supreme Court recently handed down its judgment in the case of S Frances Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited. The decision marks a dramatic departure from the previously settled position regarding the proper test to be applied when establishing whether a landlord has the necessary intention to redevelop under ground (f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Introducing a new element to the test, a landlord must now be able to demonstrate, in addition to it having a settled intention to carry out the works, that it would do those same works even if the tenant left voluntarily.

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Voulez-vous retoucher moi? New French law on retouching advertising images of models

03 July 2017

From the beginning of 2017, French law has required the inclusion of the words “Photographie retouchée” on any photos used in a commercial context (such as advertising) in which the body shape or silhouette of a model has been adjusted using image processing software.


BoF and McKinsey Co report

19 December 2016

A very interesting report has been published by The Business of Fashion (BoF) and McKinsey & Company: The State of Fashion 2017.

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