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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.

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News: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Financing role for A&O on LVMH's acquisition of Tiffany & Co

Paris/New York: Allen & Overy has advised the banks on one of the largest deals ever in the luxury sector. A EUR15 billion equivalent loan facility is being used to finance the agreed acquisition by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”), the world’s leading luxury group, of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) (“Tiffany”), the global luxury jeweller, making it one of this year's flagship deals in the European loan market.

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News: 23 OCTOBER 2019

Allen & Overy extends relationship with EG Group, advising on acquisition of Cumberland Farms

Allen & Overy represented EG Group in connection with its acquisition of Cumberland Farms, which operates approximately 600 convenience retail stores and fuel stations across the U.S.

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Publications: 04 OCTOBER 2019

Outstanding performance by A&O in global M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q3 2019 with an outstanding performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets, around our global network in 2019.

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Publications: 28 AUGUST 2019

NICE consults on Draft Guideline on prescribing medicinal cannabis

On 8 August 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)1 published a draft guideline on prescribing cannabis-based medicinal products (the Draft Guideline) for consultation.2

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