The retail industry is constantly changing, partly as a result of increased global competition, sourcing of production, competitive surfaces around the world, technological innovations, less need for physical outlets and consolidation through mergers and acquisitions.
Changes in structure, framework conditions and competition parameters result in a number of feedings that the industry must take over. The threat from international players means that prices and margins will come under further pressure, which requires a proactive approach for players in the industry.
Wiersholm has broad experience in contract regulation of all aspects of distribution and distribution-related matters in terms of both goods and services. Our experience is linked to a number of industries and markets, including grocery, KBS, HoReCa and specialist retailers,
We have solid expertise in agency / distribution, franchising and other intermediary law. We have extensive experience in preparing, negotiating and advising on all types of commercial intermediary agreements. Several of our lawyers also have experience as corporate lawyers in the industry. In addition, we have long experience of dispute resolution between principals and intermediaries.
Our clients include both Norwegian and international businesses across the full range of goods and services industries, including retail trade, knowledge, infrastructure supply, service, travel, pharmaceuticals, media and online services, technology and telecoms. We assist our clients with counseling, litigation and dispute resolution in all relevant disciplines, including labor law and pension issues, review and compliance, corporate law, intellectual property law, contract law, concessions and regulatory issues, acquisitions and mergers, tax and duty issues, patents, privacy, public procurement and public support.