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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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Publications: 05 JUNE 2020

Revamping of antitrust law? The EC proposes a new competition tool and digital economy regulation

The European Commission (EC) has been under increasing pressure in recent years to ensure that antitrust rules are fit for an increasingly digital and globalised world. Until now, it has been in…

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Publications: 18 MAY 2020

Beyond Covid-19: Reinvigorating the economy in the MENA region by focusing on mid-caps and SMEs

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the community of mid-caps and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that play an important role in supporting the economy in the Middle East and North…

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News: 12 MAY 2020

Allen & Overy advises OLX Group on the merger of its businesses in Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon and the UAE with Emerging Markets Property Group

Allen & Overy has advised OLX Group (OLX), one of the world's fastest growing marketplace networks, on the merger of its businesses in Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon and the UAE with Emerging Markets…

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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…

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