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Our Linklaters Consumer sector encompasses a wide variety of companies including those involved in agriculture chemicals and processing, food production, specialist ingredients, packaged goods, consumer brands, supermarkets, clothing and electronics retailers, luxury goods and beverages.

Linklaters lawyers advise many of the leading companies in the consumer sector on the most complex, multi-jurisdictional corporate M&A, corporate reorganisations, competition issues, tax , IP and equity and debt financings as well as joint ventures.

Our understanding of the commercial and competitive pressures and our presence in many of the key markets is fundamental to our success. We have substantial experience working on market entry transactions in emerging economies such as China, India and a number of African markets, as well as on broadening the reach of their consumer brands through supply, distribution and franchising arrangements.  

Our global consumer practice is recognised as being a first tier practice which provides corporate, competition, financial and commercial advice on significant transactions within the consumer sector including restructurings, rights issues, bank financings, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, outsourcings, anti-trust investigations, sale and leasebacks and IP litigation.

Our experience of complex transactions coupled with our strong local law capability in key jurisdictions means that we are ideally placed to assist companies in the consumer sector  who are looking to develop their business both domestically and internally.

Contact us

To discuss legal issues with Linklaters’ global Consumer sector team, please contact sector leaders Giorgio Fantacchiotti, Paul McNicholl, Claudia ParzaniMichael Honan and Anne Wachsmann.

You can find out more about Linklaters’ consumer sector capabilities from sector manager Lucy Chatwin on (44 20) 7456 3622.

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