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Corporate finance for retail

Corporate transactions in the retail sector can be complex and pressurised, requiring swift legal advice and technical knowledge. From major strategic transactions such as MBIs, MBOs, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, to every-day business advice, our experienced lawyers can offer innovative solutions which are tailored to meet the needs of your business.

Corporate governance is another area critical to the successful running of a business. Penalties for taking shortcuts or getting it wrong are severe, involving heavy fines and even imprisonment. Our goal is to ensure the propriety and effectiveness of your decision-making procedures and a thorough awareness of the duties and powers of your board.

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Browne Jacobson advise Sephora on its acquisition of Feelunique

Browne Jacobson’s corporate finance lawyers have advised omnichannel prestige beauty retailer Sephora on its acquisition of Feelunique.


Legal updates

New measures announced to protect the High Street from aggressive rent collection and closure

In a move that will be greatly welcomed by retailers, the Government announced on 23 April that it will introduce new measures to safeguard the High Street against aggressive debt recovery actions during the coronavirus pandemic.



Retail: a tale of two markets

Ann Summers is the latest retailer to have entered into new voluntary deals with the majority of their landlords, rather than using the CVA process.



FCA whistleblowing review

The FCA are encouraged to find that the implementation of the new rules has encouraged financial institutions to manage whistleblowing cases and concerns fairly, consistently and in a manner that protects the individual whistleblower.


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