Hedi Slimane

PARIS — The commercial court here has set a date for the next phase in the legal battle pitting Hedi Slimane against his former employer Kering.

Slimane and his company Analytic Project, which handles his commercial rights, are jointly suing Kering to the tune of nearly 9.3 million euros, or $9.9 million at current exchange, related to his shares in Kering, according to a source close to the affair.

The defense will now present its summary of conclusions in the case on Feb. 6.

The current case relates to the variable part of Slimane’s remuneration during his last year at the design helm of Yves Saint Laurent, according to news reports.

Officials at Kering declined to comment.

Earlier this month, the commercial court ordered GG France Holding, an entity of Saint Laurent parent company Kering, to give Slimane access to financial information regarding the brand.

The commercial court in June ordered Kering to pay $13 million to Slimane in application of a non-compete clause following his departure from Yves Saint Laurent earlier this year, a ruling the firm said it planned to appeal.

Slimane left Saint Laurent in April after a four-year tenure as creative and image director.


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