Webinar: Luxury Law Alliance, Bird & Bird

Get the inside track on why blockchain could be the new ‘must-have’ solution for issues impacting the luxury sector.

Wednesday 28 October

16:30 - 17:30 GMT


Luxury brands are invited to join experts in this exciting area to get the inside track on why blockchain could be the new ‘must-have’ solution for a range of issues impacting the sector.

One of the fastest growing technologies, it has had its share of ups and downs over the past decade but is gaining traction in the luxury marketplace in a range of areas including supply chain management and counterfeit prevention. 

During this webinar, five experts from the world of luxury, law and technology will share their insights on how blockchain could solve some of the luxury market’s key challenges.  

 Topics will include:

  • What is blockchain? How does it work? Why it is important for luxury?
  • Blockchain use case: a step-by-step description of a potential use case in the luxury sector, including a discussion of the related legal and/or commercial issues to consider
  • Smart contracts and what luxury lawyers need to know
  • Governance of a luxury blockchain consortium -  who makes decisions, who owns the data, who is liable for services?


If you would like to join us, please RSVP here

Please note that this webinar is by invitation only to in house legal teams and management in luxury brands.

Registered delegates can also request a recording of the webinar post-event.


 Chair: Frederick Mostert, Of Counsel, Bird & Bird, Chair, Luxury Law Alliance.

Frederick Mostert is President of the Luxury Law Alliance, Of Counsel at Bird & Bird and has been inducted into the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame.

Dr Henry Franks, Chief Software Officer, PowerX Technology

Henry Franks is Chief Software Officer at PowerX Technology. Henry is a computer scientist and software engineer with a passion for emerging technologies and the ways in which they can change the world.

  Calogero Scibetta, Head of Business Development, Everledger

Calogero grows Everledger’s partnerships and portfolio of clients across industries, with specific expertise in apparel, luxury goods, jewellery, wine, art and insurance. Calogero also leads workstreams with the World Economic Forum, in particular around Shaping the Future of Manufacturing and Blockchain.

  Jonathan Emmanuel, Partner, Bird & Bird

Jonny is a partner in Bird & Bird's Tech Transactions team in London. He regularly advises on a variety of technology and commercial projects, often assisting clients with disruptive digital technology adoption (e.g. blockchain, cloud computing, AI). He recently advised:

  •        a global fintech company in connection with its strategic partnership with blockchain software developer, R3, to create a blockchain platform for the syndicated loan market; and
  •        a prominent blockchain software development company in connection with the development of software used to set up and launch a new public blockchain protocol

He regularly speaks on blockchain related issues and co-authored Bird & Bird's recently published Blockchain report which explores the various issues that businesses are facing now and will face in the coming years. The report explains the technology, its advantages and disadvantages and examines some of the legal considerations and how they apply across certain jurisdictions. Jonny also contributed a chapter focusing on the commercial application of blockchains to a thought leadership report published by The Law Society and the Tech London Advocates' (TLA) Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Group. "

Martin von Haller Grønbæk, Partner, Bird & Bird

Martin is a partner in Bird & Bird’s Tech, Corporate and Fintech teams in Copenhagen.

He is a leading expert on open source software and licensing and strategy with respect to open innovation. He has the past 20 years been advising on emergent technology from Internet to blockchain and DLT. Recently he has advised a Chinese tech startup on the strategic and legal issues of the use of blockchain technologies to create a platform for telecoms to provide IoT services over their 5G networks. Martin is the co-founder and -organiser of the Copenhagen Hyperledger and Ethereum/web3 meet-ups.