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.
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.
on its EUR7.30bn acquisition of the Central & Eastern European business of SABMiller by way of auction.
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.
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.
News and insights
Publications: 16 February 2023
Sanctions in the spotlight: the High Court considers Russia sanctions implications
The High Court in London has issued a number of judgments in recent weeks that consider the implications of the sanctions that have been imposed on Russia in the last 12 months. In this article, we…
Publications: 10 February 2023
Dispute resolution at the WTO: the wheels continue to turn
Dispute resolution in relation to international trade disputes continues to progress in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) system even in the absence of a functioning Appellate Body.
Publications: 10 January 2023
The EU and UK adopt further sanctions against Russia
At the close of 2022, and with the war in Ukraine entering its tenth month, the EU and the UK adopted further sanctions packages against Russia. The latest sanctions packages include further asset…
Publications: 09 December 2022
What corporate data tells us about future M&A activity
We track a range of metrics to assess the likelihood of future deal activity across sectors. This analysis points to hotspots of M&A in tech, consumer, life sciences and possibly mining in the year to…
Our Global Consumer & Retail Sector brochure
The consumer and retail industry is diverse, dynamic and far-reaching.
Technological opportunities and risks, heightened competition, globalisation; the sector faces a range of challenges. We can help you navigate these complexities.
Restructuring/Insolvency - Band 1
Chambers UK 2021
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation - Band 1
Chambers UK 2021
The team provides sold legal advice geared to the needs of the client, always meeting our sometimes demanding deadlines that we set for them.
Chambers Europe 2021
Corporate M&A - Band 1
Chambers Europe 2021
Food beverage and restaurant technology sector
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