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Consumer and Retail

 

The Consumer and Retail industry is diverse, dynamic, fast-paced and far-reaching. Technological opportunities and risks, heightened competition, globalisation; the sector faces a range of challenges. We can help you navigate these complexities.

 

We understand the business demands and drivers in this evolving sector and are committed to forward thinking to help you stay ahead of the curve, identifying opportunities whilst managing uncertainty. 

We work with a range of businesses making a mark in the industry, be it consumer goods, consumer health, food and beverage, electronics, e-commerce, luxury brands or cosmetics - we are in a position to be your global partner and help you achieve your business goals. 

From strategic partnerships, M&A, financing, regulatory, commercial transactions, restructuring, through to cybersecurity, data protection and brand protection, we offer a broad range of legal services, working in tandem with your business.

Recognised for the breadth and depth of our industry knowledge, our dedicated consumer and retail group spans borders, offering you our global network as well as pragmatic and commercial solutions, where and when you need us.

Representative experience 

Advising:

Ahold on its EUR25bn merger with Delhaize to create Europe’s largest listed food retailer by market capitalisation and the fifth largest retailer in the U.S. with more than 6,500 stores globally.

Asahi Group on its EUR7.30bn acquisition of the Central & Eastern European business of SABMiller by way of auction.​

Naspers on the USD3.25bn disposal of Allegro Group, the no. 1 e-commerce platform in eastern Europe with more than 14 million monthly users, to Cinven, Permira and Mid Europa.

Imperial Brands on the USD7.1bn purchase of the Winston, Kool and Salem cigarette brands and the blu e-cigarette brand from Reynolds American, Inc and its related Class 1 shareholder approval.

Client recognition

Chambers Europe 2018: Corporate M&A - Band 1

Chambers UK 2018: Restructuring/Insolvency – Band 1

Chambers UK 2018: Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – Band 1

Solid knowledge of the dynamics of transactions and international exposure which enables the team to easily address cross-border issues.”

 

Chambers Europe 2018

Jeremy Parr

Partner
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