Retail (Dispute Resolution)

Retail

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. A transition period, during which EU laws continue to apply in the UK, is due to end on 31 December 2020. The UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement sets out transitional arrangements and negotiations for the future UK/EU relationship are ongoing.

Our insight into the issues faced by retailers comes from having worked with some of the world’s biggest brands and some of the most innovative start-ups. We have used this deep sector understanding to put together a complete range of specialist legal services and help retailers maximise the value of their assets.

Our knowledge spans the spectrum of retail and consumer goods and services, from the high street to high-end luxury and from online to experiential. Among our clients you will find famous retail brands, alongside retail developers and operators, entrepreneurial start-ups, small independents and individuals.

Our aim is to help each of these clients protect and maximise the value of their assets, whether these are their brand, their products and services, their property, their people or their reputation. We can advise on acquiring property, employing or incentivising staff, developing a brand, using technology, taking on investment, protecting a business, negotiating with suppliers, distributors and agents, and how to franchise effectively.

Beyond the legal advice we offer, but inextricably linked to it, we partner with British luxury trade organisation, Walpole, and with the British Fashion Council on bespoke mentoring programmes. These programmes help emerging British brands fulfil their potential. To date they include Charlotte Olympia, Goat, House of Hackney, Lily & Lionel, Lucas Hugh, Castore, Sophia Webster, Holly Fulton and Eudon Choi.

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