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
    Jean-Paul VULLIÉTY Immediate Past President of the UIA International Sale of Goods Commission, Lalive // Geneva, Switzerland
    Marita DARGALLO NIETO President of the UIA Intellectual Property Law Commission, Buigas // Barcelona, Spain
    Cristina MESA SANCHEZ Principal Associate at Garrigues, Madrid, Spain, J&A Garrigues, S.L.P. // Madrid, Spain


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Centre de Formació ICAB
Mallorca, 281
08037 Barcelona
T +34 93 496 18 80


* The VAT (21%) can be applied to the amount stated above according to the European Directive 2006/112/CE of November 28, 2006. If you provide an EU VAT ID number, the VAT will not be charged. For more information, please contact the UIA.
** Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee

Please note that the number of places at the seminar is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications.

In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed during the seminar, your registration form must be received by May 25 at the latest. An updated electronic list will be sent by email to all the participants after the seminar.


Every participant attending the Forum will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be used for obtaining “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.


The working language will be English.


A limited number of rooms have been pre-booked at a preferential rate. Reservations should be made directly through the hotel. Credit card details must be given in order to secure your reservation. Please note that the number of rooms is limited. We recommend that you proceed with your reservations as soon as possible.

At 130 m from the seminar venue
C/ Mallorca, 288
08037 Barcelona, Spain
T +34 934 76 33 96

Standard room (single/double use):  EUR 165.00
VAT 10 % included
Breakfast NOT included @ € 11,95 per person per day
NOT included: € 1,21 of city tax per person, per night, to be paid directly at the moment of the check out

Please download the hotel reservation form from

At 450 m from the seminar venue
Roger de Llúria, 60
08009 Barcelona, Spain
T +34 932 720 050

Double room for single use :    EUR 157.00
Double room for double use :   EUR 194.00

Breakfast and VAT 10% included
NOT included: € 1,21 of city tax per person, per night, to be paid directly at the moment of the check out

Please download the hotel reservation form

At 350 m from the seminar venue
C/ Mallorca, 251
08008 Barcelona, Spain
T +34 93 467 71 66

Double room for single use :    EUR 245.00
Double room for double use :   EUR 261.50

Buffet Breakfast and VAT 10% included
NOT included: € 1,21 of city tax per person, per night, to be paid directly at the moment of the check out

Please download the hotel reservation form

At 400 meters from the seminar venue
Paseo de Gracia, 68
Barcelona, España
T +34 93 488 17 17  / +34 93 492 22 44

Deluxe Standard for single use:   EUR 359.00
Deluxe Standard for double room:  EUR 379.00

Buffet Breakfast and VAT 10% included
NOT included: € 2,48 of city tax per person, per night, to be paid directly at the moment of the check out

Please download the hotel reservation form


All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than May 5, 2020. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than May 5, 2020 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than May 5, 2020.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the seminar. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal.
If your visa is issued after the seminar date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.


All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar to a later date, change the seminar venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the seminar programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the seminar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons for the same.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.
The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancellation insurance.

Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the seminar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the seminar because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement.

“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the seminar, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, such will be the case in the event of a strike affecting the means of transport, hotel staff, air traffic controllers, an insurrection, a riot or any prohibition whatsoever decreed by governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.

The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the seminar that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet consolidated on the day the seminar starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).

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• In order to communicate information messages from UIA.
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Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years. We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.
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