LONDON, May 20, 2015 - The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP recently sponsored the Luxury Law Summit, organised by The Global Legal Post, which took place in London on 18 and 19 May. The summit provided a forum for global counsel and senior executives in the luxury sector to look at the regulatory and business issues that impact their businesses.

Bryan Cave – which has in-depth experience and a long track record of providing legal and regulatory advice to international luxury brands – successfully submitted for their client, leading designer and entrepreneur Christian Louboutin, to win the ‘Designer Outstanding Achievement Award,’ one of seven awards made at a dinner to mark the end of the summit.

Commenting on Louboutin’s Outstanding Achievement Award, the judges said: “In the world of luxury fashion and accessories, there are very few designers who have made such a significant and resounding impact as French shoe designer Christian Louboutin.”

The Luxury Law Summit is one of the foremost events for general counsel and in-house legal teams working in the luxury business sector. Now in its third year, the summit was attended by representatives from more than 250 leading luxury brand, including Balenciaga, Jimmy Choo, Bang & Olufsen, Moët Hennessy and Aston Martin Lagonda.

Present on behalf of Bryan Cave were London Office Managing Partner Carol Osborne, London Partner Paula Levitan, London Associate Andrew Hart and Paris Partner Rémy Blain. Their advice to private and public companies in the luxury retail sector encompasses complex corporate, commercial and property legal issues including vendor and distributor relationships, selective distribution and franchising, product liability claims, navigating the import and export landscape and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Bryan Cave sponsored the cocktail reception before the awards presentation dinner, which was hosted by retail guru Mary Portas.

Commenting on the event, Osborne said: “The Luxury Law Summit is unique in bringing together luxury brand leaders and their advisers to look at the key trends and risks they face to protect their brand, including around intellectual property and reputation management. We were pleased to be a sponsor of this important event – and particularly delighted that our client Christian Louboutin has been recognised by receiving the award for Designer Outstanding Achievement celebrating his world-leading design.”

Bryan Cave:

Bryan Cave LLP ( has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s approximately 1,000 lawyers across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets. 

Luxury Law Summit

The Luxury Law Summit is organised by The Global Legal Post and is now in its third year. The media partner for the event is the International New York Times. It took place on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 May at The Four Seasons Hotel, Park Lane, London and was attended by more than 250 global counsel, CEOs, COOs, CFOs and CMOs from the luxury industry and their advisers. Speakers at this year’s event included Mark Henderson, Chairman, Gieves & Hawkes; Philip Treacy OBE; and Kevin Mutch, Group Legal Director, Faberge.