As part of our Retail & Consumer Markets Group, our integrated Retail sector team brings together lawyers from multiple disciplines that work with clients across a range of industry segments, from clothing and household goods to grocery, personal care, cosmetics, luxury goods and electrical products. We partner with leading retailers in Canada, the US and internationally, offering a "one-stop shop" to meet their day to day and game-changing issues. We have particular expertise derived from guiding numerous significant retailers as they enter the Canadian market and expand across Canada, providing strategic, market-focused advice.
Our team is embedded in the industry and is led by retail-focused lawyers who also draw upon their legal skill and our experience in related industries, such as technology and financial services, to meet the industry’s broader legal needs. We are active in numerous industry associations such as Retail Council of Canada, International Council of Shopping Centres, and Retail Industry Leaders Association. We are on the inside of information flow – which is key in keeping our clients ahead in a dynamic industry-scape, and are proud to be a fully bilingual firm for clients who operate across the country. Our seamless ‘one-stop shop’ approach means clients only need to call once to solve a problem and seize an opportunity.
We are pleased to work with retailers, including Nordstrom, The Home Depot, lululemon, Canadian Tire, Costco, Starbucks, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hertz Canada, Sephora, Fruits & Passion, The Putting Edge, The Bata Shoe Organization, Staples Canada, Harry Rosen Inc., and Leon’s Furniture Limited, on issues ranging from day to day legal issues to game-changing transactions, cybersecurity incidents and litigation. Our expertise also includes advising lenders and investors active in the sector.
We also assist retailers in identifying promising foreign markets and developing entry strategies that overcome market obstacles. We are a strategic partner to retailers entering and expanding in the Canadian market, leveraging our relationships and expertise to assist companies with their strategy and legal issues in entering the Canadian market.