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
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Franchising
  • Co-operations and joint ventures
  • International

Our retail and consumer team’s experience includes:

  • 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 multinational conglomerate Bestway Group, the UK 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.
Jonathan Bruck
Head of Employment
+44 20 7539 7305
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Janice Martin
Head of Real Estate
+44 20 7539 7273
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Zane Shihab
Head of Sport, IP & Media
+44 20 7539 7312
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Una Deretic
Partner, Corporate
+44 20 7539 7090
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Martin O'Donoghue
Partner, Corporate
+44 20 7539 7268
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Amit Bhangham
Senior Associate, Real Estate
+44 20 7539 7296
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Stephen Hall
Senior Associate, Head of Immigration
+44 20 7539 7310
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Hannah Cowley
Legal Executive, Intellectual Property
+44 20 7539 7094
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Ben McLaughlin
Solicitor, Sports, Media & IP
+44 20 7539 7253
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Key Contacts

Jonathan Bruck
Head of Employment
+44 20 7539 7305
Janice Martin
Head of Real Estate
+44 20 7539 7273
Una Deretic
Partner, Corporate
+44 20 7539 7090
Martin O'Donoghue
Partner, Corporate
+44 20 7539 7268

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