Olswang's retail practice combines the skills of our multi award winning corporate lawyers with our renowned IP, e-commerce, employment and real estate specialists to create transaction and advisory teams with a deep understanding of the legal, commercial and regulatory issues that govern the retail sector.
As retailers continue to see the decline of bricks and mortar strategies and the growth of multi channelling including online, our unrivalled understanding of the internet, distance selling, technology and e-commerce space places us at the forefront of the e-tailing revolution, enabling us to represent global e-commerce clients such as NET-A-PORTER.COM.
At the same time, the practice developed a deep understanding of the fashion sector, advising a number of leading fashion retailers on the protection and development of their brands and businesses. The firm's high street fashion clients include H&M, Timberland, Austin Reed and Marks & Spencer, to name but a few.
Helen Newman is well known in the high fashion and luxury goods segment of the market and Helen advises premium brand owners and fashion designers.
Today, purchasers, vendors and established retail groups, as well as strategic investors operating in the retail sector, choose to work with us in order to gain access to our highly skilled corporate lawyers and our specialist commercial, IP, employment and real estate lawyers, and receive a unique sector focused legal service.