Retail and Consumer Products

Our firm supports a range of clients in the retail and consumer product sectors with all of their transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution needs. Our clients are involved with durable goods, as well as FMCG, and other consumables. Our experience ranges from supporting international brands to establish stores in Turkey, through to provision of operational, intellectual property and on-going corporate advisory support once retail sites and supply chains have been established. We have particular experience with distribution, procurement and supply agreements, as well as related dispute resolution.

Our advice covers the full range of legal requirements which arise in these sectors, from complex import regulations through to issues with leasing retail space, employment, and human resources issues. A particular specialty of our firm is consumer law and its application to innovative business models, including transactions executed via e-commerce platforms.

Our strong intellectual property team regularly provides advice about a full range of intellectual property issues impacting on retail and consumer goods clients. This support includes establishing and protecting trademark rights, prosecuting counterfeiters, as well as managing intellectual property portfolios both in Turkey and abroad. Our intellectual property team advises retail and consumer products clients from an early stage to ensure our clients have established and are actively maintaining a solid legal framework to protect their intellectual property in Turkey.

Our firm’s experience advising manufacturing clients is also valuable in advising retail and consumer products client because it gives our firm insight into this aspect of the supply chain and the related legal relationships. We provide advice to retail and consumer products clients in a more complete and strategic manner due to our experience on both sides of supply chain transactions, often avoiding unnecessary disputes and associated costs for our clients in these competitive industries.