Retail & Consumer Goods

We have experience working with a range of organisations in this industry from emergent local brands to well established national retailers. We provide the full suite of services required in the retail sector, including:

  • Advice on manufacturing, branding and licencing agreements, terms and conditions, supply agreements, distribution agreements, etc. 
  • Advising in relation to employment and workplace health and safety
  • Advice on brand portfolio management and protection
  • Commercial transactions
  • Regulatory advice including Competition and ACCC issues

Our recent experience includes:

  • Acted for an Australian company entering USA for sports nutritional supplements – manufacturing, distribution, branding and licensing agreements
  • Acted for purchasers of Western Australian franchise rights in Federal Circuit Court proceedings for misleading and deceptive conduct relating to the current success and projected future profits from the franchise business
  • Acted for a national property group in a successful Supreme Court appeal concerning quantification of damages for misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Acted for a caravan retailer in disputes concerning fitness for purpose and un-merchantable quality, and the liability of the manufacturer
  • Acted for national property group in Supreme Court proceedings alleging misleading and deceptive conduct in the sale of lots in a commercial estate development and the sale of retail shop units in a shopping centre
  • Acting for Lionel Samson Group on numerous commercial transactions across transport, wine and packaging sectors
  • Prepared shareholder and partnership agreements for a syndicate that owns several supermarkets
  • Preparing terms and conditions (T&C’s) for small, medium and large suppliers across a range of industries, including food services, manufacturing, pork production, seafood, marine services, marketing, website development, etc
  • Acted for a large private property investor in multiple court proceedings concerning tenants in a retail shopping centre and other commercial properties
     

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