By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

French prosecutor to investigate fashion retailers over Xinjiang forced labour

Reuters has reported that the French anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into the use of Uyghur forced labour in the supply chains of leading fashion retailers Uniqlo, Zara, Sketchers and France’s SMCP. In May 2021, Fast Retailing Co Ltd, which owns Uniqlo, lost an appeal against US Customs and Border Protection after it blocked the import of Uniqlo …

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters &...

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