Companies in the consumer goods and retail sectors face a legal landscape that evolves rapidly. This is mostly due to technological advances and regulatory changes. Our firm has the requisite capacity and knowledge to assist clients in a wide variety of issues, from setting-up business operations, to addressing complex regulatory issues and efficiently protecting their brands. Our clients include consumer packaged goods companies, fashion and luxury brand designers, food and beverage companies, sportswear and footwear retailers, tobacco companies, super market chains, direct selling companies.
We offer our clients comprehensive support in establishing local operations and setting up distribution networks and e-shops. We undertake legal formation and tax registration, assist in obtaining licenses and establishing premises, as well as putting into place employment and commercial contracts. Our legal teams possess the necessary expertise to assist in a wide variety of issues; these include the negotiation of complex distribution agreements, industry-related tax matters ranging from direct selling and e-commerce to special taxes on beverage, regulatory requirements for the production and commercialization of specific foods and food supplements, as well as labeling and permitted advertising claims. We also help to protect trademarks of luxury brands and other IP owners, monitor counterfeit activities and successfully represent clients in all relevant litigation. In addition, we have great experience in representing clients before courts on alleged violations of health & safety and market regulations, and in handling related administrative fines.