Companies in the consumer goods industry continue to look for ways to drive revenue growth, global expansion, supply chain efficiencies and new product development while minimising the costs of increased regulation. Competition from existing and new market entrants, increasing consumer sophistication and the relaxation of international trade barriers are compelling companies in the sector to develop innovative business strategies.
We have advised consumer goods companies worldwide - we have helped them sell and market their products, protect their brands and intellectual property, manage their business and technology risks, develop legal and commercial strategies in response to the challenges that confront their businesses and take advantage of market opportunities.
Today, retailers are facing a slow-down in growth in traditional developed markets and opportunities to increase revenue changing retail formats due to internet-based sales channels and large out-of-town retail developments, and the need to reduce costs through outsourcing IT, logistics and call centres and increase revenue through diversifying product offerings.
Our retail practice provides essential legal services to a range of retailers, from haute couture and high street fashion to groceries and various non-food retailers.
Clients have benefited from our integrated team of commercial, competition, corporate, employment, intellectual property, product liability and tax lawyers, who have worked across the food and drink, tobacco, household and personal care, cosmetics, fashion and luxury brands, electrical goods and electronics and entertainment industries.