Our lawyers have extensive experience in the Consumer Goods, Services & Retail sector

and understand how the industry is being regulated, foreseeing legal problems, and providing expert advice that is supported with a sharp understanding of developing trends.

Consumer Goods, Services & Retail

CDH regularly advises clients across different segments of the retail sector, including luxury brands, fashion, footwear and apparel; groceries, food and beverages; health, beauty and personal care products; household products; electronics and appliances. Our advice is competitively priced, customer focused, practical and innovative.

We offer a full-service team of commercially minded lawyers advising on a full spectrum of topics and across all levels of the supply chain, from the inception and design phase to dispute resolution and enforcement.

Our team offers services in the following areas:

  • Consumer Law and Consumer Finance
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Employment Law
  • Food safety, Product Regulation and Product liability
  • Health & Safety
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • Tax & Exchange Control, and Customs & Excise
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Dispute Resolution

Ranked Practitioners

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 recommended Jose Jorge for employment.

  • Willem Jacobs is the National Practice Head of the Corporate & Commercial team. Chambers Global 2014–2021 ranked Willem in Band 2 for corporate/M&A. The Legal 500 EMEA 2016–2020 recommended him as a leading individual for commercial, corporate/M&A. Willem was also recommended in 2012–2016 for mining; as well as commercial, corporate and M&A. IFLR1000 2018–2021 recommended Willem as a highly regarded lawyer for M&A and private equity. IFLR1000 2011–2015 and 2017 recommended him as a leading lawyer in this area. Who’s Who Legal 2019 identified Willem as a leading lawyer for M&A and governance. Who’s Who Legal 2017–2018 identified Willem as a leading lawyer for M&A. He was identified as a leading lawyer by The International Who’s Who of Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers 2014 and was identified in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2014.

  • Chambers Global 2019–2021 ranked Peter Hesseling in Band 2 for corporate/M&A. Chambers Global 2017–2018 ranked him in Band 3 for corporate/M&A. Chambers Global 2014-2016 ranked him in Band 5 for Corporate/M&A. The Legal 500 EMEA 2012–2021 recommended Peter for commercial, corporate/M&A. IFLR1000 2018–2021 recommended Peter as a highly regarded lawyer for restructuring & insolvency and mergers & acquisitions. Who’s Who Legal 2018 identified him as a leading lawyer: Capital Markets - Debt and Equity. Who’s Who Legal 2019 identified Peter as a leading lawyer for M&A and governance. Who’s Who Legal 2018 identified him as a leading lawyer for M&A. Who’s Who Legal 2017 identified Peter as a leading lawyer in capital markets. Who’s Who Legal 2016 identified Peter in the International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers – Capital Markets.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 recommended Tim Smit as a Next Generation Lawyer for Dispute Resolution.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 recommended Kgosi Nkaiseng as a Next Generation Lawyer for Dispute Resolution.

  • Chambers Global 2020–2021 ranked Albert Aukema as an up and coming competition lawyer.

  • IFLR1000 2018–2021 recommended Susan Meyer as a notable practitioner.