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Retail and Consumer Goods

We have extensive experience of acting for food and drink and other consumer products clients, assisting with both national matters and those that span a number of jurisdictions.

According to Mergermarket, since 2005 we have advised on more M&A deals globally in the consumer sector than any other law firm. Therefore we offer a team that understands the particular needs of consumer products clients and the pragmatic and commercial advice that they need.

Allen & Overy, or members of our legal teams, have amongst current or past clients in the food sector the following large-scale companies: Nestlé, Danone, Kraft, Bahlsen, Diamond Foods, Arla Foods, Unilever, United Biscuits, Associated British Foods, Barilla Holding and Masterfoods. We advised the underwriters in respect of the IPO of Rank Hovis McDougall (RHM). We also advise many smaller regional or national manufacturers of food and drink products. We therefore have a good understanding of the business drivers and challenges that are at play in this dynamic sector, and can help you meet them.

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