Skip to content
Glass window of shop front
Glass window of shop front

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.

Representative experience

News & insights

Publications: 16 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: impact on Luxembourg employers

Over the weekend, the measures taken by the governments of Luxembourg and the neighbouring countries have strengthened, including notably restrictions on border passing and a closure of restaurants, bars and retail shops.

Read more

News: 04 MARCH 2020

Allen & Overy's U.S. team advises on merger agreement to create North American leader in modular space and portable storage solutions

Allen & Overy served as lead counsel to rental services provider WillScot Corporation [NASDAQ:WSC] in its merger agreement with portable storage solutions provider Mobile Mini, Inc. [NASDAQ:MINI]. The agreement was signed on March 1, 2020, and the merger is expected to close later this year.

Read more
Empty chairs around an office conference desk

Publications: 11 DECEMBER 2019

Australia proposes robust new foreign bribery laws

On Monday 2 December, the Australian Government introduced into the Senate the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2019 (Cth) (“Foreign Bribery Bill”). This Bill proposes to fundamentally shift the criminal liability landscape for corporations with respect to foreign bribery

Read more

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.

Read more

Recognition