Wholesale and Retail

Wholesale and Retail

The wholesale and retail sector faces multi-dimensional challenges that require mastery of emerging technologies and an understanding of changing consumer habits. Companies need to constantly innovate to differentiate themselves, build customer loyalty and achieve sustainable growth. In addition, they must navigate a multitude of legal issues related to various aspects such as omnichannel strategies, supply chain optimization, real estate, human resources and language rights.

Our professionals have the necessary expertise to support you on a daily basis and in your special projects. Whether you are an established enterprise or a start-up, our corporate and commercial lawyers can assist you with your acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, reorganizations and complex transactions, and advise you on corporate governance and regulatory compliance. We can also guide you through the complex regulations governing your relationships with your suppliers and customers, particularly with regard to the packaging, labelling and marketing of your products and the use of French, as well as loyalty programs and the protection of your intellectual property.

In this era of climate and technological change, our professionals are up to date on the issues shaping your future. We can answer your questions about the environment and the technologies that increase your efficiency. Our lawyers can also advise you on the protection of personal information and data.

In addition, we can advise you on all the legal aspects of managing your human and material resources. Our labour and employment lawyers are recognized for their informed advice on individual and collective labour relations. We also offer business immigration advice.

Our real estate professionals have a rich and diversified expertise and an in-depth knowledge of your needs, particularly with regard to leases and the management of real estate portfolios. Finally, our construction lawyers can assist you at all stages of your projects.

In the event of litigation, we represent you in contract disputes or regarding product liability issues, as well as in your dealings with public and regulatory authorities. We are always looking for practical solutions to settle your disputes amicably. However, if litigation is unavoidable, we take tactical issues into account to develop well-coordinated strategies and protect your interests.

Franchising and distribution

We advise franchisors and franchisees on drafting and negotiating the legal and commercial aspects of franchise agreements. Whether you’re looking to set up, buy, sell, or operate a franchise system, our professionals work closely with you to achieve the desired results. We develop creative solutions tailored to your goals for everything involving the drafting of franchise agreements, real estate, intellectual property, taxation, competition law, and contracts of employment.