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          Retail

          From adopting new technology to driving down costs, offering new delivery models and giving customers more for less, retailers are faced with an unprecedented pace of change.

          From farm to fork, factory to front door, our expert sector team advises on a full range of legal disciplines and retail regulations. Whether consumer channels (including website and mobile app development, licensing and end-user terms and conditions), executive contracts, remuneration levels, exits and board disputes, single site developments, complex international multi-site, multi-use developments or working with regulators and government departments, as well as the media, to shape future legislation. We want to reduce risks, create opportunities and build sustainable, innovative strategies for success.

          DWF is the most popular law firm that FTSE 100 retailers currently turn to.
          – The Lawyers Market Intelligence team

          DWF is the most popular law firm that FTSE 100 retailers currently turn to, according to a report by The Lawyers Market Intelligence team. We think like retailers and deliver the best service to meet your commercial needs. We save you time and money through the use of innovative information management. We provide expert strategic solutions to achieve commercial objectives and we provide an international service, delivered locally.

          Having worked in-house for some of the largest retailers, as well as on secondments, our retail industry experts understand your commercial needs and the energetic legal and regulatory solutions required.

          We believe that an exemplary legal service, combined with over 30 years of experience of working in the retail sector, is the reason that major household names like Marks & Spencer, Harvey Nichols and Morrisons trust us.

          Find out more about our food manufacturing and food retail expertise by visiting the Food Sector section

          Meet our team

          Hilary Ross

          • Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality // Executive Partner (London)

          Ed Meikle

          • Partner // Head of Retail Group

          Dominic Watkins

          • Partner // Head of Food Group

          Kirsty Rogers

          • Partner // Executive Partner (Manchester) & Head of Client Development

          Dr. Mathias Reif

          • Partner // Executive Partner (Cologne) // Head of Corporate & M&A (Germany)

          Anne-Sylvie Vassenaix-Paxton

          • Partner // Head of Oil & Gas

          Klaus Brisch, LL.M. (USA)

          • Partner // Certified Attorney in Information Technology // Global Head of Technology

          Marco Müller-ter Jung, LL.M. (Informationsrecht)

          • Partner // Certified Attorney in Information Technology
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