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The consumer sector is on the brink of the fourth industrial revolution. Advances in technology enable connected consumers anywhere in the world to book, order and compare prices with just one click or swipe.

Consumer demand has pushed businesses across the sector to innovate and invest heavily, simply in order to remain competitive in an increasingly challenging market. Technology and data, international expansion, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, franchising and a diversified product portfolio are just some of the key challenges the sector is facing – challenges that our consumer lawyers deal with day in day out.

Our global network of lawyers has in-depth knowledge of the consumer sector, from retail, food and beverage and hospitality to leisure companies. We are proud to have worked with many of the leading global brands in this industry for decades, including high-street stores, household product manufacturers, hoteliers and pure play retailers.

We understand that the role of in-house legal teams is expanding, the speed at which real business moves and the bewildering range of issues that can arise. Providing great legal advice is a given for us. We take a business partnership approach, helping you to develop strategies for success, turn threats into opportunities, future-proof your business and stay ahead of the game.

Experienced consumer lawyers

Our international network of multi-disciplinary consumer lawyers provides a comprehensive service across key jurisdictions. Areas we advise on include:

  • mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, joint ventures and franchising
  • EU and international trade
  • technology, innovation and outsourcing
  • intellectual property and trademarks
  • real estate, construction and planning
  • product liability, recalls and class actions
  • regulation and global compliance
  • financing and restructuring
  • supply chain and traceability

Contact our consumer team

If you would like any further information or need advice on consumer matters, please contact our legal team.