Hogan Lovells Supports Industry Entrepreneurs and Rising Stars of London College of Fashion
18 February 2015
LONDON, 18 February 2015 – Hogan Lovells has announced an innovative new relationship with London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London (LCF,UAL), which will see the firm engage with the fashion industry at a grass roots level providing support to entrepreneurs and rising stars in the industry.
The firm's global Fashion and Luxury Brands team will be providing educational and legal support to students and graduates as well as working with LCF, UAL on collaborations and supporting events with established global brands and thought leaders in the sector.
This will be an ongoing collaboration and the firm has already started to work with LCF, UAL by sponsoring the annual Fashion Matters Gala, which helped raise funds for 60 scholarships and awards. Hogan Lovells has also provided legal advice for up-and-coming fashion label and LCF, UAL alumni Antithesis and hosted a fashion shoot in the London office. Next month, (March, 2015) the firm is hosting a launch event for the College’s Fashion Business School.
Hogan Lovells Corporate Partner Sarah Atkinson said:
"We are thrilled to be supporting one of the most prestigious and reputable institutions in the fashion industry. This is a great opportunity for the firm to give back to the industry and provide legal advice and business direction to the future generations of fashion industry leaders."
Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion, added:
“We are incredibly grateful to Hogan Lovells for their support. The advice that they can offer students and graduates will be vital in helping them become successful, commercially aware fashion creatives. We are excited about what their support will bring and look forward to working together on LCF’s mission to ‘fashion the future'."
Hogan Lovells' Fashion and Luxury Brands team will be supporting LCF, UAL primarily across the key areas of commercial and IP law but the firm's breadth of practice enables it to additionally provide support in the areas of corporate, real estate, finance, tax, employment and sustainability. The firm's global reach also allows it to support brands right across the world, whether a developing brand entering the market or an established fashion house as it continues to expand globally.
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