London – Global law firm K&L Gates LLP was recognized as “Luxury Law Firm of the Year” during a virtual edition of the Luxury Law Awards ceremony on Thursday, September 3.
Organized in conjunction with the Luxury Law Summit, the Luxury Law Awards each year recognize the law firms, in-house legal teams, deals, individuals, and lifetime achievements required to guide a luxury business or brand to profitable success.
In selecting K&L Gates for the award, the judging panel commented: “K&L Gates has clocked up a number of successes in the luxury sector in a relatively short period of time and now represents some of the top names across the luxury industry – from fashion, design, beauty, accessories and architecture to travel, home and leisure. The judges were impressed with the firm’s efforts to support the industry through initiatives with industry bodies, its stellar list of clients and its wide range of transactions for high profile clients.”
K&L Gates’ recognition acknowledges recent notable work by the firm’s lawyers, including advising longstanding client Coty on a highly publicized $600m global licensing and collaboration deal with Kylie Jenner and a global collaboration with actress Lili Reinhart to be the new face of COVERGIRL. The firm also advises iconic luxury fashion, retail, and e-commerce companies on their global IP, commercial, distribution, logistics and regulatory issues, including leading brands from the U.S., UK, Italy, France, Germany and Australia.
“We are delighted to receive this award, which is a testament to our firm’s commitment to the luxury, fashion, and retail industries and the truly global work we undertake for our clients,” said London partner Arthur Artinian. “K&L Gates is proud to partner with many of the leaders in these industries on cutting-edge legal and business issues globally.”
Lawyers in K&L Gates’ luxury products and fashion industry group provide clients with integrated, detailed, and creative solutions to address the many challenges faced by luxury, retail, and fashion brands around the world and throughout the life cycle of their products. The practice assists national and multinational companies of all sizes, ranging from startups to premium brands and fashion houses, on work ranging from intellectual property and corporate matters to complex logistics solutions and data protection concerns, international trade and ethical supply chain strategy, real estate matters, and more. The firm is also a founding partner of the Luxury Law Alliance and the Luxury Law Summit and has unique partnerships with the Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana, The Fédération française de la Couture, du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode in France, and The Melbourne Fashion Festival in Australia.