“Expert, pragmatic and responsive” – Legal 500

Retail & Consumer

Our highly skilled team advise on contentious and non-contentious matters in the Retail & Consumer sector, acting for wholesalers, retailers, restaurateurs, hoteliers, hotel chains, hotel developers, franchise holders and franchisees in the UK and abroad. We specialise in the following areas:

  • Project finance
  • Intellectual property
  • Information technology
  • E-commerce
  • Employment
  • Immigration
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory/compliance and data protection
  • Investment and management
  • Tax
  • Reorganisation and restructuring
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Franchising
  • Co-operations and joint ventures
  • International

Representative Retail & Consumer Sector Experience

Examples of our team’s retail and consumer sector expertise include:

  • Advised the founding shareholder of UAB Palink, a major grocery retail chain in Lithuania, on the €213m sale of Palink to ICA Gruppen (leading Swedish grocery business).
  • Advised Play.com on the operational restructuring and rationalisation of its EU-wide operations.
  • Advised multinational conglomerate Bestway Group, the UK’s second largest wholesaler, on numerous strategic acquisitions.
  • Advised Applegreen Plc with its £21m acquisition of seven sites and related businesses from the Carsley Group.
  • Advised a leading luxury jeweller on various boutique investment purchases.
  • Advised a well-known food producer in negotiating NEC engineering contract for the design and construction of a new food production plant and facility.

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