By Janice Yau Garton and Karen Cheng (Hong Kong)

The emergence of omnichannel retailing in Asia is forcing retailers and landlords to rethink their approach to real estate. While blurring the lines between in-store and online sales can enhance customer satisfaction, it poses several important questions for leasing negotiations.
Continue Reading CLICKS AND BRICKS – CONCRETE STRATEGIES FOR DIGITAL RETAILERS

By Matt Duncombe

E-commerce is the fastest growing retail market in Europe. Compound annual growth is currently running at around 12 percent per annum, predicted to result in an online retail market worth €233.9 billion (approximately US$262 billion) in 2018. However, the majority of online trade has, to date, been within each state’s own borders. Consumers have generally been more cautious about ordering from states outside their own because of concerns over uncertain consumer protections: how can I be sure I get my goods; what is the delivery charge; what if I need to return?


Continue Reading EU CONSUMER RIGHTS DIRECTIVE IS IN EFFECT: 9 HIGHLIGHTS FOR DISTANCE SELLING

The Fashion, Retail and Design team of DLA Piper is delighted to invite you to:

#FASHIONLINE

Fashion bloggers, e-commerce & wearable technologies

A conference organized in cooperation with Borsa Italiana (Italian Stock Exchange).

DLA Piper professionals from Europe, the United States, and Asia will share insights on the specific legal aspects when dealing with technologies, and highlight strategies, opportunities, risks, and challenges leading to “fashion 3.0.”


Continue Reading #FASHIONLINE @BORSA ITALIANA MILAN, 24 JANUARY 2014