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RPC wins Luxury Deal of the Year at Luxury Law Awards 2020

Published on 07 September 2020

Law firm RPC has been awarded Luxury Deal of the Year at the Luxury Law Awards 2020.

The Luxury Law Awards each year recognize the law firms, in-house legal teams, deals, individuals, and lifetime achievements required to guide a luxury business or brand to profitable success. 

RPC's retail team has been awarded the prestigious Luxury Deal of the Year for advising Stella McCartney in her buyout of her existing joint venture arrangements with Kering and the subsequent entry into a new partnership with LVMH Moët Hennessy. The Luxury Law Awards judges highlighted it as "a complex deal and one of the most high-profile deals last year".

The retail team was led by partner Paul Joukador, who was closely assisted by RPC specialists in corporate finance, IP, commercial contracts, banking and competition law in supporting the fashion house complete one of the most transformative luxury fashion deals in recent years. 

RPC's market leading retail team is a preeminent and long-standing advisor to many of the leading retailers in the world. With retail in its blood, RPC's 70+ retail team advises retailers throughout all stages of their lifecycle by genuinely understanding how to help turn challenges into opportunities.  

Paul Joukador said: "We are thrilled to have won "Luxury Deal of the Year", a deal of this magnitude and prestige once again demonstrates our market leading retail team's commitment to the luxury, fashion and retail industry as a whole. It is truly rewarding to see the market recognising RPC's retail team renowned ability to guide clients through complex and transformative transactions". 

Helen Newman of Stella McCartney said: "Paul and his team at RPC have assisted us for many years and we can always rely on them to be both innovative and pragmatic. This transaction was unusual and in RPC we found the good humour, support, dedication and knowledge to make the transaction happen and they fully deserve this award." 

Paul was assisted by Corporate lawyers Peter Sugden, Chris Brierley, Sukh Ahark, Ed Colville, Joy Tickler, Alex Farrow and Sean Cannon; intellectual property lawyer Ciara Cullen and commercial and data protection lawyer, Rachael Ellis as well as Competition lawyers Lambros Kilaniotis and Melanie Musgrave