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Retail and consumer goods

We give our clients a competitive edge.

We help manufacturers, distributors and retailers succeed in their existing markets and break into new ones.

We regularly advise multinational companies on M&A, competition inquiries, joint ventures, global investigations, litigation, franchising, real estate, logistics and distribution. Our lawyers are experienced in brand protection issues and can help with IP, pricing and marketing strategies.

We can guide you through the rules on digital commerce, data protection, distance selling, advertising and product safety, and assist with product recalls and large-scale consumer claims.

Client successes

The claim, brought in New York, is receiving a lot of attention in the press and fashion industry.

These include:

  • its £3.7bn merger with Booker Group to create the UK’s leading food business (read more in our case study);
  • the £4.2bn sale of its Korean business, Homeplus; and
  • the sale of its 95.5 per cent controlling stake in Kipa, its supermarket business in Turkey, to Migros.