Consumer and Retail

The retail sector continues to be one of the most dynamic environments in which to work. Most retail businesses face an ever-growing number of challenges that require skilled advisers with a high degree of sector-specific knowledge to help them evolve strategies for success. Our Retail & Consumer group advises some of the world’s best-known brands, including high-street retailers, household products companies, luxury brands and food & beverage businesses. Our multi-disciplinary team provides our retail and consumer-facing clients with strategic solutions through a full range of legal services.

Services

  • Debt financing and debt subordination
  • Dispute resolution in domestic courts and international arbitrations
  • Distribution and supply
  • Employee and staff management
  • Global franchising chains
  • Intellectual property, including brand protection, patent and design protection
  • Manufacturing, warehousing and logistics
  • Product liability
  • Real estate matters: construction, acquisition, lease, sale and leasebacks of outlets, supermarkets, shopping centers, warehouses etc
  • Taxation issues
  • Trade law issues, protection of competition

Projects

  • Successful representation of the Ukrainian retail chain of pharmacies in connection with the claims of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine about the overpriced prices
  • Debt financing and debt subordination
  • Intellectual property, including brand protection, patent and design protection
  • Manufacturing, warehousing and logistics
  • Global franchising chains
  • Employee and staff management
  • Trade law issues, protection of competition
  • Representation of a leading pet food manufacturer in a dispute with a distributor.
  • Prolongation of the land lease agreement with the local Kiev authorities for 4 Ha in Kiev.
  • Product liability
  • Increase of the charter capital of a major Ukrainian insurance group in the amount of 35 million US Dollars.
  • Real estate matters: construction, acquisition, lease, sale and leasebacks of outlets, supermarkets, shopping centers, warehouses etc
  • Representation of a foreign finance company in the transactions for financing a major Ukrainian retailer and Ukrainian bank to the amount of 20 million US Dollars.
  • Formalization of the IP rights of the leading Ukrainian consumer goods manufacturer to the IP objects required for advertising.
  • Dispute resolution in domestic courts and international arbitrations
  • Protect the client’s interest against the illegal use of its trademark by third persons including through the law enforcement bodies in Ukraine. The value may be estimated around 30% of the client’s sales, which is a few million US Dollars.

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