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Catherine Adam

Special Counsel
+44.(0)20.7360.8214
Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001
Catherine Adam is Special Counsel in the firm’s London office. She has experience in a range of industries with a particular focus on clients in the retail, fashion and leisure sectors.

She advises on B2B and consumer matters for e-commerce retailers, fashion brands and traditional retailers as well as high end restaurant groups. Ms. Adam’s retail experience encompasses supply chain issues with a particular focus on third party logistics (warehousing and fulfilment) and transportation. For her fashion clients who range from global brands to early stage market entrants, Ms. Adam advises on distribution, sales, sponsorship and collaboration agreements. In the leisure space her focus is on commercial joint ventures and management agreements. Ms. Adam’s key strength in advising these clients is her in-depth understanding of their sectors which enables her to provide highly tailored commercial solutions.

She also advises on technology and data protection matters in these sectors as well as commercial aspects (from due diligence to transitional services) of mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions in those sectors.

Having initially qualified as an Asset Finance lawyer, Ms. Adam’s adds an understanding of financing transactions to her commercial practice. Although English law qualified, Ms. Adam has also worked in Milan, New York and Luxembourg.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Adam was a senior associate at a TMT specialist international law firm headquartered in London. In addition, she trained and was an associate at a magic circle law firm for seven years.

Additional Information

  • Certificate in Fashion, Design and Marketing, 2010
  • Advising a global e-commerce company on pan-European third party logistics transactions including being seconded to their European headquarters for six months.
  • Providing legal and strategic support for designers selected by the Centre for Fashion Enterprise and represented by the Fashion Innovation Agency. Designers Ms. Catherine has acted for include Teatum Jones, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Craig Green, Fyodor Golan, Phoebe English, Christopher Raeburn, and Agi & Sam.
  • Providing day-to-day support to an international luxury restaurant group on a broad range of commercial issues as well as management agreements.
  • Drafting website terms and conditional for a leading luxury brand in connection with their launch of a transactional fragrance and beauty website.
  • Advising on individual on the commercial aspects of her equity investment British fashion brand.
  • Negotiating a commercial joint venture for the launch and running of a restaurant in Heathrow Terminal 4.
  • Advising Movel Shoes in the run up to their launch online and in-store as well as providing ongoing legal support.
  • Acting for a large retail service provider in the context of a security breach.
  • Advising a Middle Eastern retail company on the separation aspects and transitional services related to their acquisition of a British high-street retailer.