First-ever comprehensive global guide to all legal matters relating to the USD 254 billion luxury and fashion industries

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With contributions from more than 225 lawyers and economists across the Firm's global practices, this guide showcases an in-depth understanding of the unique legal and business problems confronting companies in this market, as well as insights into industry trends.

Key issues such as competition, government and supply chain compliance, mergers and acquisitions, international tax, alternative dispute resolution, and digital and online services are just some of the areas covered.

Summary of chapters and themes

Chapter 1: Country overview of new challenges on the horizon for enforcing IP rights against infringement

Chapters 2 to 5: What it takes for luxury and fashion companies to thrive in the 21st century, across a breadth of issues, including IP planning, social media, online sales and alternative distribution models

Chapter 6: The ever-changing tax and transfer pricing environment surrounding the industry

Chapter 7: Merger and acquisition transactions

Chapter 8: Government compliance, as with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues

Chapter 9: Negotiating leases for shop-n-shops, counters and flagship stores

Chapter 10: Resolving disputes through litigation, arbitration and mediation

Chapter 11: Employment concerns

Chapter 12: Customs and trade issues for global brands

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