Consumer Goods & Retail

Changing consumer habits, increased popularity of e-Commerce and rising regulatory standards present a challenge for businesses expanding in the market or trying to establish themselves.

In today's digital world, manufacturers and retailers face several new challenges, including shifting consumer attitudes towards products and brands and increasingly stringent regulations. Competition from existing and new market entrants and the relaxation of international trade barriers are compelling companies in the sector to develop innovative business strategies.

Our consumer goods and retail experts have long-term experience advising fast moving consumer goods companies.

Our lawyers have expertise in a wide array of industries ranging from food and beverage and groceries to cosmetic manufacturers, high street fashion and other retail and consumer goods companies across multiple jurisdictions. We regularly advise clients on complex mergers and acquisitions or restructuring transactions, financing as well as corporate, antitrust, commercial, employment, compliance, tax and other legal matters.

Our team has extensive experience in:

  • M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • consumer finance, such as credit sales, outsourcing, store cards and credit cards
  • corporate law and corporate governance
  • economic regulations
  • multi-jurisdictional and domestic competition/antitrust issues
  • international brand management & IP issues
  • franchising and licensing arrangements
  • IT procurement and e-commerce
  • logistics, distribution, packaging, manufacturing and transitional service arrangements
  • domestic and international product liability and safety issues affecting manufacturers, importers and retailers
  • real estate matters
  • the full range of financing arrangements, securitisation structures, hedging and derivatives and management of counterparty risk
  • dispute resolution
  • tax and legal impact of transfer pricing regulations
  • tax, employment and pensions requirements

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