At Linklaters, our luxury and fashion sector falls within our broader consumer/retail sector, where we have experience advising a variety of clients at each point of the value chain- ranging from primary producers, manufacturers, consumer goods brands, traditional retailers and those operating in the e-commerce space. We are the only top tier global law firm with a dedicated team focused on luxury and fashion; as a result our dedicated sector team ensures focus on what matters to you, while leveraging our diverse experience and knowledge in markets that you are investing in.

We think differently and approach transactions with the customer in mind.

We understand the luxury and fashion consumer- they are seeking exclusivity, quality, innovation, experience and personal attention. Through our knowledge of this consumer, as we seek to understand the brand’s ‘DNA,’ we provide outstanding support in the success of your long-term brand vision.

Through our multidisciplinary practice areas our global team can provide expert advice on the full spectrum of issues clients in the fashion/luxury sector might face through a variety of transactions. These include:

  • managing your supply chain (compliance and consumer protection)
  • protecting your brand (grey market and parallel import)
  • licensing and distribution
  • franchise
  • arbitration and commercial litigation
  • IP and IP litigation
  • competition advice
  • branded residences and hospitality
  • data privacy
  • online technology and e-commerce
  • entering new markets
  • acquisitions, investments and joint ventures
  • financings
  • public offerings