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.
Guiding stakeholders through the myriad of regulations, our lawyers understand the many challenges and responsibilities clients face while operating in this consumer driven sector.
Through our substantial heritage in international trade and across the retail and consumer supply chain, our multi-jurisdictional group is well placed to advise on regulatory and compliance responsibilities across the full life cycle of a product.
From independent retailers to global conglomerates, we provide proactive international support to help clients fully comply with regulatory regimes and prevent incidents from occurring for both physical and online customers. This includes restrictions on foreign investment and competition issues supporting clients with compliance guidance, investigations and incident response.
We have a reputation for exceptional client service and we operate a 24/7 helpline to provide immediate support when an incident occurs. Our team are also able to assist with the defence of any resulting investigations or legal disputes that may arise.