The lawyers on our Fashion, Apparel and Beauty Industry team have first hand experience working with companies that produce everything from hi-tech synthetic yarns to high fashion, from fabrics to footwear, from bricks to clicks.

The apparel and textiles business comprises a range of skills and industry sectors, from fashion designers to contract manufacturers, from basic textiles manufacturing to distributors.  Rapid changes have taken place in apparel manufacturing in recent years. The vast majority of clothing sold in the most affluent nations, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, is manufactured in foreign lands—China in particular. Contract manufacturing and outsourcing is booming, and import/export trade issues continue to lead to heated debate.

Our team has expertise in the following:

  • Antitrust
  • Advertising, promotions and branded merchandise
  • Corporate mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations
  • Corporate finance and secured transactions
  • Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Distribution, marketing, licensing and merchandising agreements
  • Factoring and financing
  • Franchise protection
  • Import, export and customs matters
  • Joint ventures and other strategic business relationships, transactions and alliances
  • Labor and employment
  • Leasing of manufacturing, showroom and retail facilities
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Tax
  • Trademark, copyright and e-commerce protection
  • Stock and equity transactions