Retail and Consumer Goods

We are Stibbe Retail and Consumer Goods specialists

With deep industry knowledge and proven experience of this dynamic sector, we work closely with clients to achieve their legal requirements and commercial ambitions.

Retail and Consumer Goods

As a full-service firm we have extensive experience with all aspects of retail and consumer goods.

Our clients operate in a highly competitive market and we assist them with many complex matters such as distribution issues, intellectual property (trademark and copyright law), antitrust matters, consumer protection, unfair trade practices, transport and logistics (storage, handling and shipping), product regulations, recalls, advertising, and drafting contracts as well as rules for competitions or other promotions.

We handle these issues across a broad range of industries such as food, fashion, toys, tobacco, retail and luxury goods.

As part of our service we advise and litigate on complex cases before national administrative authorities, national courts, the EU Commission, the Court of Justice and the Benelux Court.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of specialisms we provide to both national and multinational clients.

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Experience

Market recognition

Stibbe fields a multidisciplinary team with the capacity to handle a range of matters for its manufacturing sector clients.

Legal 500 2019, Manufacturing chapter

Clients enjoy working with the team, describing the lawyers as "responsive, knowledgeable and able to think with the business to find practical solutions."

Chambers Europe 2019, Competition / European law chapter

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