Consumer product companies are increasingly facing challenging times, at the junction of rapidly evolving technologies, disrupting trends, changing consumer preferences and economic uncertainty. Whether you are a supplier, investor, regulator or other stakeholder, CMS has consumer products experts on hand to help.
Advising consumer goods brands and key stakeholders
As a player in the consumer products sector, you face a myriad of challenges such as globalisation and digitalisation, environmental and health concerns, supply chain management, consumer and media pressure, growing retailer buyer power, the rise of online selling, and counterfeiting. These place new demands on your management and business strategy and also drive the need for legal advice.
As leaders in consumer products law, we help companies create, deliver, and sell their goods, protecting their innovation and market position every step of the way. Our clients include top FMCG, fashion & luxury, household goods, and food and beverage companies, as well as retailers.
Bringing specialist knowledge to the table
Food & Beverage
The CMS team brings together specialist lawyers advising on everything from food law to product liability, contamination and recall, new product launches, labelling, advertising, marketing and promotions, intellectual property (IP) and brand protection, commercial contracts, environmental and health and safety issues, and complex M&A and finance transactions.
Fashion & Luxury
Our practice helps fashion brands to source, create, protect and exploit their wares through an ever-increasing number of retail channels. The team combines our award-winning IP, corporate, real estate and other practices to provide a one-stop-shop to both high-street and high-fashion icons.
Electronics & Households
Our clients benefit from expert advice, from brand management and IP through to advertising, product liability, distribution, competition, disputes, environmental and waste issues, financing and M&A.
Responding to unprecedented times
Faced with such a tough environment, businesses need advisors like CMS. We advise businesses across the whole sector and can help, whether you are consolidating or expanding, acquiring or restructuring, reinforcing your defences or seeking new opportunities. We can also help you negotiate – or renegotiate – financing or raise new equity capital. No matter what the challenge, we are here as legal advisers and business partners, helping you mitigate risk, benefit from innovation and find new ways to succeed.
Please reach out to any of our Consumer Products expert teams should you have an issue to explore.
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