We advise founders, emerging companies and established brands at the intersection of fashion and technology.
Innovation in sustainable apparel and manufacturing; sustainable textile upcycling; artificial intelligence; augmented reality; virtual reality; robotics; 3D technology such as 3D printed apparel and 3D apparel design; wearables; smart, technical, bioengineered and chemically engineered fabrics and beyond are transforming the fashion and apparel industry, from the supply chain and how clothes are made and worn to the materials used and how we shop. Our fashion tech practice, which combines our technology expertise with our deep fashion knowledge, is a practice for this changing world.
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Protecting your innovation and creativity is our commitment.
We act as trusted advisors to fashion tech clients on issues over the entire innovation life cycle. This includes intellectual property rights protection, corporate formation and capital raising, venture capital, investment advice and negotiations, corporate governance, technology transactions, licensing, commercial agreements, data protection, employment and compensation, real estate, brand and media reputation, privacy, dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, tax, restructuring, and social and impact investing.
Our global practice, with offices in the US, Asia and Europe and including in the major fashion and technology centers of Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, Milan, Hong Kong and Singapore, allows our fashion tech lawyers to meet and support fashion tech clients where the momentum is taking place.
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We strive to match the ambition, determination and creativity of our clients in fashion and work with them to grow. They rely on us for our ability to help them meet their long term aspirations, safeguard their success and maintain it for the future.
Our founders practice is focused on personal general counsel services for company founders, chief executive officers, venture capitalists, senior executives and wealthy families around the world.