Consumer & Retail

A “Go-To” Firm in the Consumer and Retail Sectors

Debevoise is a leader in the representation of consumer and retail companies, providing a full range of transactional and litigation advice.

Debevoise advises a wide range of clients in the consumer and retail sectors, providing cross-disciplinary advice in subsectors that include consumer electronics, apparel, e-commerce, food and beverage, household goods, luxury goods and a host of others.

The firm’s leading representations in the consumer and retail space include: advising the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Dell Inc. in its historic $24.9 billion go-private transaction; achieving a victory for Yves Saint Laurent in its high-profile “red-shoe” litigation against high-end shoe-designer Christian Louboutin; advising Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”) and US Foods in the $8.2 billion merger of US Foods with Sysco Corporation.

Other Debevoise clients in these sectors have included Canon Inc., Gap Inc., The Home Depot, L’Oreal USA, Louis Vuitton, Philip Morris, Prada and many others.

Debevoise’s corporate work in the consumer and retail space spans M&A, finance, and capital markets transactions. Litigation and regulatory work for consumer and retail companies includes proceedings in courts in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and elsewhere, as well as before arbitration tribunals, agencies and administrative bodies worldwide.