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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: 16 NOVEMBER 2021

The UK’s trade remedies regime

The creation of an independent UK trade remedies regime is a critical and under-reported aspect of the UK’s new trade policy. Going forward, the UK’s newfound ability to shape its own trade remedies…

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2021

Record-breaking M&A run continues at pace

Dealmaking across the globe continues to break records, as investors take advantage of benign market conditions to deploy capital at an accelerating pace.

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Publications: 07 APRIL 2021

Compelling signals from a recovering M&A market

The question at the end of 2020 was whether the strong recovery in M&A activity could be sustained in 2021.

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Publications: 21 DECEMBER 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: Managing your workforce throughout the pandemic – part 4

In the fourth in our series of webinars, members of Allen & Overy’s Global Employment team discussed the significant issues and challenges that employers need to prioritise in relation to managing and…

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Our Global Consumer & Retail Sector brochure

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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.

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Read about our expertise in this industry and how we can help you.