Louise Nash

Louise Nash

Louise Nash has a wide ranging corporate practice including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and collaborations and private equity (including venture capital). Her practice is international, with virtually all transactions upon which she advises having a cross-border dimension. As such, she has extensive experience of dealing with the challenges presented by complex cross-border projects. She has particular experience in the branded goods, life science and technology sectors and in advising on deals with a significant intellectual property element.

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Transparency in the apparel industry: H&M publishes list of suppliers

Times are changing in the apparel industry.  With consumers becoming increasingly aware of how and on what they spend their money and the media focusing on issues like the garment workers’ strike in Bangladesh, it is becoming crucial for companies to understand who is making their products, and the conditions in which they are manufactured. … Continue Reading

European Commission to crack down on e-commerce scams

The European Commission is to crack down on aggressive commercial practices which are discouraging consumers from shopping at online stores in other EU member states. The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (the Directive) introduced a standardized set of rules across the EU, including a general prohibition on unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices.  Among the Directive’s provisions are … Continue Reading

PPR invests in another young British brand

French luxury group PPR has acquired a 51% stake in the British luxury brand Christopher Kane as part of a plan to accelerate its expansion.  PPR intends to distribute Christopher Kane throughout Asia and open flagship stores world-wide as early as next year.  There are also plans to expand the label’s offerings to include accessories and … Continue Reading

CovBrands at LFW

London Fashion Week starts today.  It is an exciting time for the UK as LFW’s reputation as the place to find the latest up-and-coming designers is growing. Despite British designers dominating the top French fashion houses for the last decade (Stella McCartney at Chloe, Phoebe Philo at Chloe then Celine, John Galliano at Dior to … Continue Reading

Mannequins raise privacy concerns

Recently, an Italian mannequin maker hit the headlines by announcing its mannequins would be used to spy on customers in several shops of big fashion brands in Europe and the US. According to the producer’s website, these mannequins can do much more than display new collections: thanks to invisible cameras placed directly behind their pupils … Continue Reading