Retail and consumer

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Our retail lawyers are legal experts in the buying, building, branding and operation of retail businesses.

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Our advice is modern, relevant and up-to-date – helped because many of our team are ex-retail, either via secondment or prior careers and the depth of our experience in technology. We act for household-name retailers and in-demand brands.

Our leading international team is advising on everything from eCommerce, payments and brand, right through to employee and property issues, fulfilment, franchises and corporate governance and regulation across multiple jurisdictions.

Experience


Cotswold Outdoor

Acted as outdoor retailer Cotswold Outdoor's sole UK adviser on real estate.

Pernod Ricard

Advised Pernod Ricard SA on a broad range of issues, including regulatory and real estate issues.

French Connection

Acted as global fashion retailer French Connection's sole UK adviser on real estate matters.

REWE

Advised RWE on the implementation and operation of public WiFi networks in all REWE stores in Germany; the advice also included the negotiation of all relevant provider/sales agreements.

Patisserie Holdings plc

Advised Patisserie Holdings plc on a successful £170 million AIM IPO and £80 million placing for the leading branded casual dining group.

EE

Advised UK mobile carrier EE as a panel member, including on an MVNO with BT, confidential government-related tender work, the establishment of a joint venture for advertising and payments, and a broad range of commercial contract work.

Fossil

Advised Fossil on a multichannel sales strategy across complex jurisdictions, including distribution and tiered franchising.

Dreams Limited

Managing a large investigation in an OFT / CMA dispute concerning consumer protection issues.

Mulberry

Advised UK luxury brand Mulberry on a broad range of work, including brand enforcement, commercial contracts and real estate.

Marks & Spencer

Advise global retailer Marks & Spencer on a broad range of work, including the roll-out of Simply Food stores, French real estate issues, consumer credit agreements, commercial litigation and strategic employment advice.

Halfords

Advised British automotive and camping equipment retailer Halford on UK real estate matters.

Fever Tree Drinks plc

Advised Fever Tree, the world’s leading supplier of premium carbonated mixers, on a successful £154 million AIM IPO and £93 million placing of shares.

Ralph Lauren

Advise luxury fashion brand Ralph Lauren on all UK real estate and employment work, including their new flagship store on London's Regent Street.

Geox

Advised Italian shoe and clothing retailer Geox on corporate compliance issues, lease agreements, employment law matters and commercial contracts.

Majestic Wine

Advised Majestic, the UK's largest wine specialist retailer, on its £70m acquisition of Naked Wines International Limited, the international online wine business.

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We represented Marks & Spencer in its High Court and ECJ trade mark infringement proceedings with Interflora

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