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CMA targets "green" claims in fashion retail sector

26 Jan 2022
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) put businesses on notice last year that it would carry out a full review of misleading green claims at the start of 2022, after it found that 40% of green claims made online could be misleading, and that it would prioritise which sectors to review.

CVAs still in fashion as New Look successfully defends challenge

12 May 2021
In the hotly anticipated judgment of Mr Justice Zacaroli in the case of Lazari Properties 2 Limited and Ors and New Look Retailers Limited ("New Look") [2021] EWHC 1209 (Ch) New Look has successfully defended a challenge to its CVA on the grounds of jurisdiction, material irregularity and unfair prejudice. The judgment confirms once again that differential treatment of creditors does not on its own establish unfair prejudice but that it will be a matter for determination based on all the circumstances of the case.

Report reveals tipping point for online retail - to reach 53% by 2028

08 Jul 2019
Online shopping will account for more than 50% of retail sales (up from 19% currently) in the next ten years according to a new report, The Digital Tipping Point. Commissioned by law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) the report reveals that this growth will be powered by three primary factors: the changing demographic of the UK adult population, the development of faster, cheaper, in-home deliveries and fewer physical stores. However there are also potential risks ahead for retailers that don't prioritise data security when embracing the new technologies needed to thrive in a digital future.

An online restriction too far

28 Jan 2019
The EU Commission has published its decision fining clothing brand, Guess, €40m.  Guess admitted its wrongdoing and was rewarded with a 50% discount off the fine.

A fashion faux pas

11 Apr 2018
A recent European court decision could lead to an influx of low cost mimics of the iconic CROCS footwear style. The General Court of the European Union has ruled prior disclosure by Crocs Inc's has invalidated its registered Community design for its famous boat shoe style, meaning that it may face a significant struggle in preventing third party look-a-likes.