Multi-disciplinary legal team providing dynamic and relevant advice across the retail and consumer sector
With specialists aligned to the industry's requirements, we support international retailers across the breadth of their supply chains– from sourcing materials and goods, managing logistics and operations to supplying customers.
Staying relevant in a continually evolving and highly competitive market means our clients must build longevity into their brands and products and they need lawyers who can work to develop, protect and maintain their business.
Customer demand and satisfaction, whether providing positive consumer shopping experiences in traditional "bricks and mortar" or technologically driven omni-channel sales techniques, is becoming increasingly challenging. However, the operational aspects of running a business remain essential: maintaining oversight of supply, portfolio management, resourcing, corporate governance and regulation issues are becoming increasingly complex, particularly for those operating in the global marketplace. Moreover, when problems arise and product integrity, brand reputation or commercial viability is tested, the stakes are high.
Through our long-standing heritage in international trade, insurance, dispute resolution and property, we have established an enviable global offering, assisting clients (from independents to multinationals) across the full legal requirements of their endeavours. Recognising the fast pace of the industry, we respond quickly and assiduously to the legal needs of participants.
Delivering the full range of corporate and commercial legal requirements to international retail and consumer clients.
The retail sector is continually looking for further ways to grow their business – whether by moving manufacturing offshore or opening stores in new markets. Our corporate and commercial team understands the nuances involved in establishing, running, developing, acquiring and funding businesses, whatever the location. Conversely, the recent downturn means we increasingly help clients consolidate their business operations and portfolios and are highly sensitive to the needs of the board, shareholders and employees, as appropriate to each project.
Running the nuts and bolts of a business is as important as implementing strategic plans. Commercial agreements are the backbone of any businesses and we understand that managing successful relationships with suppliers, clients and business partners can have a fundamental impact on profitability and liability.
From brand protection to procuring and distributing goods, we can help.