Incorporating manufacturers, distributors and high street and online traders, the retail sector is diverse, demanding and dynamic.
Whether facing opportunities from the growing luxury market to expanding a brand internationally; or subject to challenges from aggressive discounting, supply cost volatility and brand infringement to evolving consumer law and e-commerce requirements, retailers need skilled advisers with a high degree of sector specific knowledge to help them reduce risk and enable them to develop and implement commercial strategies for success.
“We enjoy working with Thrings, they are easy to work with, culturally similar to Orlebar Brown and they give us timely, pragmatic advice relevant to our business at each stage of our growth.”
Irfan Harris, Finance Director, Orlebar Brown
Thrings’ multi-disciplinary Retail Sector team has extensive experience of advising clients in this demanding area of the law, including:
- Brand or design protection and licensing
- Marketing law and regulatory issues
- Supply chain contracts
- Financing and banking issues
- Store lettings
- Franchising, concessions or pop-up shops
- Acquisitions investment and private equity
- Consumer Rights
- Distribution channel agreements, including agency, wholesale and export
- Employment contracts
What we add
Thrings’ Retail Sector team prides itself on getting to know its clients and understanding their individual business needs. We apply our knowledge and experience to their specific circumstances to ensure clients continue to receive focused and commercially-motivated advice, always appreciating that in the retail sector, brand identity and reputation is paramount.
Some of our clients we have recently acted for:
Links of London
Brick Lane Bikes
Some examples of our work include:
Advising on the acquisition of the business of Juicy Couture
Advising established brand owners Links of London, Orlebar Brown and Miller Harris on a range of issues, including brand protection, licensing, store lettings and franchising.
Advising on the equity financing for Orlebar Brown