UKFT seminar, Distributors and Agents: maximising their performance and minimising your exposure

April 28, 2016

Distributors and Agents: maximising their performance and minimising your exposure. 

Wednesday, 11 May 2016
4pm - 6pm
UKFT, 3 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3AR

Working with distributors and agents?  Are you maximising their performance?  Have you minimised your exposure on termination?  Are you exposed by recent court judgments? Why all of this will still matter if the UK votes in favour of Brexit on 23 June 2016.   

This seminar will give you the legal information you need to appoint and work successfully with distributors and agents both abroad and in the UK. 

Stephen Sidkin and members of his team from fashion  law specialists Fox Williams LLP ( will explain what you can do, how best to protect yourself, and what to do if things do go wrong. 

Having worked in menswear, Stephen is an avid believer in the power of brands. He advises many fashion brands on their relationships with distributors and agents. Stephen has been publicly recognised as a leading authority on distributorship and agency law, in particular the Commercial Agents Regulations.  To find out more visit Fox Williams’ specialist website dedicated to agency law:

Specific topics:
1.    Why the agreement with your distributor or agent is all important and how to get it right
2.    Taking back the rights given to distributors and agents – why you may want to do so and how to do so safely
3.    What to do – and, more importantly, what not to do – if it all goes wrong

Stephen Sidkin, Partner, Fox Williams LLP 
Emma Roake, Senior Associate, Fox Williams LLP
Rebecca Richardson, Associate, Fox Williams LLP

Case study – a brand who will share their experiences of working with an agent/distributor.  

After the seminar, you will have the opportunity to discuss your own issues with the speakers. 

Ticket prices: £35.00 (excl. VAT) for Members £70.00 (excl. VAT) for Non-Members 
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For more information


Stephen Sidkin
Direct dial: +44 (0)7788 148 537


Emma Roake
Legal Director
Direct dial: +44 (0)7734 857 709


Rebecca Richardson
Senior Associate
Direct dial: +44 (0)7702 513 416


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