Retail & Consumer Goods

China’s retail industry continues to grow at a fast pace but is also changing rapidly. Brands and retailers operating in this industry need legal advice from professionals who truly understand today’s complex marketplace. With a wealth of experience in all relevant areas of law, our lawyers assist retailers and brands, distributors, manufactures, suppliers and designers of both luxury as non-luxury goods to identify opportunities and develop innovative strategies to tackle their legal challenges. We strive for growth and efficiency by helping clients to bring their products and services to the market, while complying with legal requirements and protecting their brands and other intellectual property rights.

Our Focus:

International retailers and consumer goods (re)sellers need a law firm capable in virtually all areas of PRC law, with the skillset and mindset necessary to respond rapidly to the challenges and opportunities of China’s retail landscape. Assisting dozens of international retailers and brands across a broad range of product categories, we have unique experience and expertise in legal aspects of setting up, expanding and operating retail and (cross border) e-commerce ventures in China. Some of the key areas that we support on include:

  • corporate structuring and branch establishment;
  • licensing and regulatory matters;
  • drafting and negotiating lease agreements;
  • labelling and product registrations;
  • compliance and dealing with government investigations;
  • brand protection;
  • commercial contracts with suppliers, distributors and online partners;
  • employment contracts and day-to-day support; and
  • dispute resolution.

R&P’s in-depth retail industry expertise has been widely acknowledged in the market, and by both Chambers & Partners and Legal500.