Retail

Practical, contextual and tailored advice to fit your needs

Retail clients receive seamless, integrated support from a team experienced with expansion into new markets, strategize on game-changing transactions, provide guidance on critical disputes or address day-to-day issues impacting your business.

By curating a multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional team tailored to address your specific challenges, we provide practical, industry-focused advice that demonstrates our understanding of the relevant regulations across Canada and the globe. We work across a range of segments – from apparel and household goods to grocery, personal care and luxury goods – and understand the unique issues faced by each, ensuring our advice reflects your reality.

Entry strategies that overcome market obstacles

Canada abounds with opportunities for retailers seeking entry or expansion in the Canadian market. Understanding the landscape and navigating unique provincial regulations requires experienced guidance. As the first firm in Canada to formalize a Retail & Consumer Markets group, we have assisted some of the highest profile international retailers on their market entry and expansion efforts by way of M&A, developing an online presence and/or opening one or more locations on the ground. No matter the entry or expansion strategy, we hand-pick the right professionals across practice areas to provide the custom, coherent advice needed for long-term success.

Solutions designed for retailers

Clients garner expertise for their needs from retail focused practitioners across traditional practical areas, such as corporate and commercial, labour and employment, real estate and dispute resolution – plus related experience in technology, financial services, loyalty programs, cybersecurity, data protection, anti-spam, social media and e-commerce. Our team collaborates to provide clients integrated services and contextual advice across specialities and jurisdictions.

We collaborate with industry-leading retailers, including Harry Rosen, Leon’s furniture, Costco, Abercrombie & Fitch, W.H. Smith, Hudson News and The Home Depot and are at the forefront of emerging trends and new developments, maintaining an active presence in industry associations such as Retail Council of Canada, International Council of Shopping Centres, and Retail Industry Leaders Association.

And with offices in New York and London, U.K., we are seamlessly equipped to support global companies with their legal needs in Canada and Canadian companies with their international efforts.

Delivering retail solutions that succeed.