We provide a complete service for fashion and design businesses, combining our detailed understanding of those sectors with our commercial, corporate, employment, real estate and intellectual property expertise. We act for interior designers, fashion houses, boutique brands and publications, with clients ranging from the world’s most famous names to smaller independents, start-ups and retail operators.
We advise you on every aspect of setting up and running your business, including company formation, acquiring and occupying property, employing staff, e-commerce, developing and protecting your intellectual property, and negotiating with your suppliers, distributors and customers, through to planning and executing your eventual exit strategy.
We understand the fast paced nature and seasonality of the fashion industry and pride ourselves on giving our clients clear and practical advice whether on commercial partnerships, joint ventures, employment, merchandising, distribution or agency and franchising agreements. Our clients range from interior designers such as Kelly Hoppen to designer clothing and swimwear by Melissa Odabash.
We advise our clients on the best ways to protect their brand from registering trademarks to brand enforcement and anti-counterfeiting.
Whether your customers buy online or in store, we specialise in both e-commerce policies and property matters including lease renewals, store surrenders, rent reviews and portfolio management.
Our team advises from the moment a company with financial difficulties enters into the insolvency twilight zone including on the shift in directors’ duties to help safeguard against accusations of wrongful trading, fraudulent trading, transactions at an undervalue and preference.