Following the success of the Luxury Digital Law Series in Autumn 2020, the Digital Law Center will organize the First Luxury Digital Law Day on 11 June 2021 as part of its initiative focusing on the luxury industry.

The First Luxury Digital Law Day will focus on issues related to "Technology and Sustainability in the Luxury Industry", in particular on the role of blockchain and artificial intelligence, in facilitating efficiency and transparency in the industry and sustainability-related initiatives. In addition, the event will focus on the intersection between business initiatives and digital marketing, and their role in promoting sustainability. High-profile speakers from legal practice, industry, and academia will address business and legal issues in an interactive format.  

The Luxury Digital Law initiative is designed for professionals (not limited to the legal community) who are interested in issues related to the production, distribution, marketing, and protection of luxury products and the opportunities and challenges that arise in the digital world. The initiative aims at creating a forum to discuss these issues at the University of Geneva, an institution that has long collaborated with the luxury industry, and is organized in collaboration with the Continuing Legal Education Programs.

The "Luxury Digital Law Day" will take place online via Zoom.

For Registration see "Admission et Inscriptions" below.

Academic Directors: Irene Calboli and Jacques de Werra

Coordination: Hélène Bruderer, Siroos Tanner and Rui Yan


*For the summary of the event, see here





Welcome Remarks

10.30 a.m. - 10.35 a.m. CEST

Irene Calboli, Academic Fellow, University of Geneva; Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law

Jacques de Werra, Professor and Director, Digital Law Center, University of Geneva


Setting the Stage: Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Luxury Industry

10.35 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. CEST

Matthew Kilgarriff, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Richemont Group


Panel I: The Role of Technology and the Law in Promoting Sustainability

11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. CEST


Irene Calboli, Academic Fellow, University of Geneva; Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law

Olivia Dhordain, Deputy Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Richemont Group


Angie Au-Yeung, Chief Digital Officer, Vacheron Constantin 

Alexandre Papanastassiou, Integration Manager, Emakina, Brussels

Françoise Birnholz, Attorney-at-Law, Business Angel, and Board Member 1ncasus

Antonio Bana, Senior Partner, Studio Bana

Hélène Bruderer, PhD Candidate, Digital Law Center, University of Geneva; Lecturer, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)


Virtual Networking Lunch 

1.00 p.m. - 2.05 p.m. CEST


"Positive Luxury": Why Do Accreditation and Certification Matter for Sustainability? 

2.05 p.m. - 2.25 p.m. CEST

Diana Verde Nieto, Co-Founder and CEO, Positive Luxury


Panel II: Sustainability and Digital Marketing in the Luxury Economy: Business and Legal Issues 

2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. CEST


Irene Calboli, Academic Fellow, University of Geneva; Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law

Giangacomo Olivi, Partner, Dentons, Milan


Giorgia Armanni, Legal Director, Stella McCartney, Italy and Alessandra Sala, CSR & Sponsorship Project Manager, Generali Italia Spa.

Isabelle Chaboud, Programme Director, MSc Fashion, Design & Luxury Management, and Associate Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner, HJM Asia Law

Julie Zerbo, Founder and Editor in Chief, The Fashion Law

Franziska Gsell Etterlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Sustainability Chair IWC Schaffhausen


End of the program

4.30 p.m. CEST 


Rui Yan

Assistante Administrative

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Irene Calboli

Academic Fellow à l'Université de Genève, Professeure

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Jacques de Werra

Directeur du Centre de Droit du Numérique
Professeur à la Faculté de droit

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Hélène Bruderer

Chercheuse affiliée au Centre de Droit du Numérique / avocate à Zurich

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Siroos Tanner

Auxiliaire de recherche et d'enseignement 

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Admissions et inscriptions


The event has concluded at this time.

Certificates of Participation

Registered participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the webinar attended

Participants registered for the webinar will receive a special "Certificate of Participation to the Luxury Digital Law Day"

Registered Swiss Trainee Lawyers can request a special Certificate of Participation to be submitted for the Swiss Bar Exam.

For Geneva Bar Candidates:
(i) two “attestations” will be granted for the participation to three or five of the webinars,
(ii) one “attestation” will be granted for the participation to one or two of the webinars. The “attestations” forms are available here and must be completed and sent by email to us
 for signature.

For other Bar Exam Candidates, contact the Examination Commission of the relevant Canton to assess whether the Certificates can be validated for the admission to the Bar Exam

Contact & renseignements

For information about Registration, Fees and Certificate email us at digitallawcenteratunige [point] ch (indicate "Luxury Digital Law Day" in the subject line)