Multi-disciplinary legal team providing dynamic and relevant advice across the retail and consumer sector
We recognise that the hallmark of successful retailers and consumer manufacturers is being a customer-driven business. We strive to replicate this customer focused approach by delivering optimal and bespoke legal services to our clients operating in this fast-paced and exciting marketplace.
Clyde & Co has a global team of retail specialists, led by partner David Wyatt, who are able to assist you with all of your legal requirements across the spectrum from independent retailers and manufacturers to national and multi-national organisations.
We offer legal advice across the retail sector, including property, litigation, employment and immigration, competition, corporate & commercial (including brand protection and intellectual property), health & safety and personal injury.
We understand first-hand the importance of not only managing portfolios and premises, but also making them work commercially. Working with us would be a smooth process - our lawyers work together seamlessly across countries and practice areas as an extension of our clients' teams.
Having worked closely with international retail clients and broader real estate stakeholders (including developers), we understand the challenges and opportunities within the retail property environment.
"Bricks and mortar" stores, particularly flagship stores, remain an essential customer sales experience, despite the increase in online and multi-channel retailing. In recognition of this, we ensure you are protected when establishing and registering individual stores, negotiating with landlords and signing heads of terms and leasing arrangements.
From conception to completion, our global construction and real estate group advise on fit-out or refurbishment of stores, as well as warehouses and factories. We also have dedicated planning and real estate litigation teams who handle the full range of landlord and tenant work. In line with market trends, we are increasingly sought out to work with clients on unique real estate retail formats, such as pop-ups and concept stores.
Our integrated international real estate offering assists retail clients across their global footprint and we have a proven track record assisting market-leading retail brands with their entry into new markets such as Australia, the UK, the Middle East and Asia.