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Lexology’s Getting the Deal Through: Luxury & Fashion 2023 Guide - Canada

Canada has a vibrant luxury market in a number of areas, including department store or multi-brand locations, individual apparel, hospitality, automotive, and cosmetics, as well as a growing personal care and luxury wellness segment. As was the case in other jurisdictions, the COVID-19 pandemic presented various challenges for the Canadian luxury market, and some of its lingering impacts are still seen in the acceleration of e-commerce, digitisation, and brands selling direct to consumers, along with supply chain disruptions and consequent inventory implications. Despite these challenges, foreign luxury businesses continue to see Canada as an attractive market in which to launch international expansion efforts.

In the Canada chapter of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Luxury & Fashion 2023 guide, McCarthy Tétrault’s leading Retail and Consumer Markets industry specialists provide a detailed overview of the state of the luxury and fashion market in Canada, including an in-depth analysis on the regulatory framework governing the sector and key considerations for businesses. Topics covered include the following:

  • The state of the luxury and fashion market in Canada, including emerging trends and developments
  • Legal framework governing the development and manufacture of fashion goods, supply chain, import and export rules, and corporate social responsibility and sustainability obligations
  • Legal framework governing the online retail space, including the launch of a digital fashion marketplace, sourcing and distribution, terms and conditions, and tax considerations
  • Intellectual property, data privacy, and security considerations, including key considerations in regard to privacy law with the way fashion and luxury companies will need to structure electronic messaging, in particular
  • Regulatory framework governing advertising and marketing in Canada, including online marketing and social media
  • Product regulation and consumer protection, including product safety rules and standards and product liability
  • M&A, joint venture, and competition issues, including stricter competition-infringement penalties
  • Employment and labour considerations, including in relation to employment relationships, trade unions, and immigration

The guide was edited by Kelly Tubman Hardy, Meryl Rosen Bernstein, and Sahira Khwaja of Hogan Lovells. The full guide is available on Lexology’s site.

Lexology’s Getting the Deal Through: Luxury & Fashion 2023 Guide - Canada

Lexology’s Getting the Deal Through: Luxury & Fashion 2023 Guide - Canada

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