The retail sector – the multitrillion-dollar global industry of individuals and companies selling products to end-user customers – is undergoing a major transformation. All aspects of retail feel the impact, from the traditional bricks-and-mortar high street shop to online shopping outlets.  Customers are spending more, but they are doing it differently.  The revolution is pushing retailers into global markets while changing the ways they interact with customers, vendors, suppliers, governments and each other. 

With a global platform and an on-the-ground presence in local markets around the world, DLA Piper has the experience and the dedicated cross-disciplinary focus to help those in the Retail sector take advantage of new opportunities and adapt their operations to address new realities. Among our clients are international and local retailers, fashion brands, grocers, developers, investors and financiers. We advise them on every aspect of the legal issues that arise in the retail sector, among them:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Brand protection (trademark, copyright, right of publicity, patent)
  • Employment
  • Franchising and global and US licensing
  • Real estate
  • Food and beverage

We are recognized as industry leaders. Chambers and Partners ranks both our US and UK practices in Band One for Retail.

Let us put our experience to work for you.

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