Consumer and Retail

We take time and care to fully understand our clients’ ambitions and strategic goals. Our mix of legal, regulatory and commercial experience means that we can provide high-quality legal services to really meet their needs.

We have advised clients on a number of landmark transactions in the consumer and retail sector in Romania in recent years. It’s our expertise and deep knowledge of Romanian law that enable us to offer the first rate legal services our clients have come to expect. We are recognised for the breadth and depth of our industry knowledge, covering consumer goods, consumer health, food and beverage, electronics, e-commerce, luxury brands or cosmetics.

We advise consumer and retail sector clients on mergers and acquisitions, finance, legislative, regulatory, intellectual property, data protection and brand protection, antitrust, employment, litigation and commercial matters.

Transactions

Successfully represented Tymbark Maspex in court proceedings against the decision of the Romanian Competition Council in a high profile case on the retail market involving also Metro, Selgros and Mega Image. The court of first instance ruled in favour of our client and annulled the decision in full.
Prime Kapital on the sale of a real estate portfolio consisting of nine retail centres to MAS Real Estate
IFC on its EUR 50 million financing of the expansion of the Lidl Group Romania retail operations
Profi Rom Food, a Romanian retail chain on the sale of its 65 supermarkets to Enterprise Investors in a transaction worth EUR 66 million
Mitiska REIM, through its local vehicle, on the acquisition of a property located in Brasov, where a retail store is located
Successfully represented Plafar Retail in a trademark dispute concerning Plafar Trademark against SN Plafar SA
Enterprise Investors on the sale of Profi supermarket chain to Mid Europa Partners, the largest deal ever completed by a private equity fund in Romania and the largest deal in the retail sector in the country’s history
The shareholders of A&D Pharma, the largest pharma group in Romania, operating wholesale, retail and marketing & sales business and with operations in CEE as well, on the sale of the entire group to Dr Max, the Czech pharmacy chain owned by Penta Investments
Enterprise Investors on the acquisition of “Noriel” group, the largest toys and games retailer in Romania
The shareholder of Pet Product, the largest pet shop chain in Romania operating under the Animax brand, on the sale of the company to Rohatyn Group
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