JUNE 2012


Welcome to the Summer edition of DLA Piper’s Law à la Mode, the industry e-magazine which is brought to you by our Fashion, Retail & Design Group.  Please click here to view the e-magazine or here to view as a PDF.

With the world’s eyes on London this Summer, this edition has been complied by DLA Piper’s London editorial team.  Putting our British fashion-foot forward, we explore DLA Piper’s recent collaboration with Central St Martins College of Arts and Design, as well as considering “When is a free handbag considered a bribe?” under the UK’s new and pervasive Bribery Act.  Moving further afield, we take a look at the European Commission’s ambitious plans for the European digital marketplace, and our Istanbul colleagues introduce us to the opportunities (and risks) of using Turkey as a manufacturing base.  Our US team explore new guidelines for working with models, while our team in Sydney has some top tips to keep in mind when opening an online store.  This edition also includes all our regular features, including “A Word from the Industry’s Mouth” where we meet Victoria Chang, Belgian lawyer turned Fashion blogger. Finally, following on from our special edition of Law à la Mode to mark the 134th INTA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, we give you an insight into our exciting INTA event: “Around the retail world in sixty minutes: Reflecting on the top branding issues for retailers in 2012”.

We do hope that you enjoy this Summer edition of Law à la Mode.  If you have any comments please get in touch with the Fashion, Retail and Design Group via our email: fashion@dlapiper.com.

DLA Piper’s global Fashion, Retail and Design Group is made up of lawyers from around the globe, who combine legal expertise with a passion for the fashion, retail and design sectors.