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Numerous risks and challenges in the retail and consumer goods industry

The pressure on margins, e-commerce growth, brand counterfeiting, intense competition, volatility in commercial real estate markets, supply chain disruptions: these are some of the numerous risks and challenges that retail and consumer goods industry currently face.

ALTIUS has developed a strong multi-disciplinary retail and consumer goods practice covering the whole legal spectrum, including IP protection, data protection and e-commerce, advertising, franchising, competition and regulatory compliance, M&A and joint ventures, real estate and other commercial issues.

In the last few years, our Mobility team has deepened our relations with our clients in the food, clothing, accessories, footwear and luxury goods industries. Our clients vary in size and complexity from small, exclusive high street shops to large Belgian and international chains.

Actively engaging with the different players in the retail and consumer goods field, both inside and outside industry conferences, our Mobility team is familiar with the ‘ins and outs’ of this sector.

Our team regularly speaks at industry events and we sit on boards of industry organisations. We contribute to various leading publications and have a close relationship with regulators and operators, which has given us our specialist reputation in this field. Of particular interest is our proactive membership of the Belgian Franchising Federation. ALTIUS also sponsors the Belgian Luxemburg Council of Shopping Centers.

A taste of our experience:

  • Advertising, marketing and promotion
  • Commercial agreements (sale, lease, supply and purchase agreements, (selective) distribution, franchising, agency, joint venture agreements, commercial cooperation agreements, license agreements, OEM agreements, (joint) development agreements, etc.) and general contract law
  • Competition and regulatory issues
  • Cross-border recovery of (distressed) debt and insolvency
  • Data protection and e-commerce
  • Dispute resolution including class actions, product liability, recall and tort liability
  • Employment and labour relations
  • IP and brand protection issues
  • Logistics
  • M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances and corporate structures
  • Real estate and property matters (acquisition and commercial leases)


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