Consumer & Retail

A one-stop shop for essential consumer and retail legal advice

In the consumer and retail sector, customers come first.

At King & Wood Mallesons, we agree. With our experienced intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, anti-trust and regulatory, commercial and employment lawyers, we see our consumer and retail clients’ businesses from all angles.

We have worked with some of the world’s biggest retailers and consumer brands, providing on the ground support to help them expand into emerging markets, and supporting their journey as they transition from traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ to multichannel market platforms.

Recent matters includes advising:

  • Lion Group, one of Australia’s leading food and beverage businesses, across a broad range of commercial matters
  • Six of the lead underwriters for the New York Stock Exchange listing of Chinese e-commerce retail powerhouse, Alibaba
  • Myer, a major Australian department store operator, in relation to the establishment of its operations in China
  • Adidas in trade mark infringement proceedings relating to a competitor’s use of a four-stripe trade mark on footwear
  • One of the world's leading online betting and gaming company, Ladbrokes, on its agreement with Playtech, to help grow Ladbrokes’ digital business.
"Excellent - they know the markets inside-out, they know the regulatory frameworks very well and they have a deftness of touch."

Chambers

Our experience spans the full spectrum of consumer and retail sub-sectors, including in:

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

Western Australia’s Court of Appeal has found the Electricity Networks Corporation liable in negligence in relation to damage caused by the Parkerville bushfire in January 2014.

06 July 2021

From 1 July 2021, suppliers who provide products valued between $40,000 to $100,000 to any person will now be subject to certain aspects of Australian Consumer Law.

05 July 2021

The EPA has continued to release relevant guidance to assist business to interpret and apply the duties and obligations in the new Act.

02 July 2021

After a delayed start due to Covid-19 lockdowns and disruption in 2020, the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (new Act) is commencing on 1 July 2021.

07 June 2021

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