The Fashion Industry 2020-2030: Legal Trends and New Challenges


from June 04 to June 05, 2020

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  • 2020-06-04 08:30:00 2020-06-05 18:00:00 Europe/London The Fashion Industry 2020-2030: Legal Trends and New Challenges BARCELONA, SPAIN UIA
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Seminar presented by the UIA with the support of the Barcelona Bar Association
(Col•legi de l'Advocacia de Barcelona) – ICAB

During the last decades, the fashion industry has faced several disruptions which have completely changed the way fashion companies operate in the market. The complexity of this industry has exponentially increased and new relevant matters are arising from a legal perspective due to globalisation and the subsequent internationalisation of brands, the introduction of e-commerce and social networks and the increasing competitiveness amongst the well-established fashion houses (amongst them but also amongst emergent new local brands that are trying to find their spot into the market). This comes at a time when there is a clear shift away from an approach which focused mainly on the product itself to one that now integrates all the other elements of the purchasing process into a unique value proposition to be delivered to customers.

Taking into consideration the constant dynamism of this industry, there are still multiple innovations that have, and which in the upcoming decade will continue to have, a crucial impact on fashion companies and that require a more sophisticated analysis, such as, for instance, the increasing relevance of selective distribution agreements, the challenges presented by globalization, the introduction of blockchain, the use of 3D printers, artificial intelligence, the use of eco-friendly materials, etc.

The purpose of this seminar is to analyse the new trends and challenges of the fashion industry for the next decade from a legal standpoint alongside professional experts, highly recognised university professors of fashion law and in-house counsels of some of the main players in the fashion industry.

Mark your diaries now, save the date and make sure to register! We are looking forward to welcoming you to Barcelona!

The registration programme will be available soon.

For more information or if you are interested in joining the event as a speaker, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Organising Committee

  • Organising Committee

    Francisco Javier GARCÍA PÉREZ President of the UIA Fashion Law Commission, Uría Menéndez Abogados, S.L.P. // Barcelona, Spain
    Milagros POAL-MANRESA CANTARELL President of the UIA Contract Law Commission, ADRSynergies // Barcelona, Spain
    Acácio PITA NEGRÃO President of the UIA Labour Law Commission, PLEN - Sociedade de Advogados R.L. // Lisbon, Portugal
    Gavin LLEWELLYN Immediate Past President of the UIA Intellectual Property Commission, Stone King LLP // London, United Kingdom
    Jean-Paul VULLIÉTY Immediate Past President of the UIA International Sale of Goods Commission, Lalive // Geneva, Switzerland


  • Il•lustre Col•legi de l´Advocacia de Barcelona

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