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’s ‘well-balanced’ team brings its ‘deep industry knowledge’ to its role supporting a pool of longstanding clients in the manufacturing sector, most notably in mining, chemicals, agriculture and goods manufacturing.

Legal 500 2016, Manufacturing chapter

"They are very direct and reactive in their communication."

Chambers Europe 2018, Competition / EU Law chapter

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