consumer products & retail

At Schoenherr we advise leading consumer goods companies on their market entry as well as on expanding in markets through acquisitions as well as supply, distribution and franchising arrangements. In addition, we assist our clients in complying with regulatory requirements, competitive as well as compliance pressures. We have deep knowledge of relevant product labelling, food, and product safety and brand protection laws, and we help our clients to comply with the legal challenges owing to changing consumer behaviour triggered by the ongoing digitalisation of the industry.

We are proud of our expertise in procuring protection for brands and products through ip rights and enforcing these. We check advertising and promotion activity in respect of unfair competition rules and litigate in this respect when needed.

legal areas


  • advertising
  • buying alliances
  • brand protection
  • consumer finance, such as outsourcing, store-cards, credit cards and loyalty cards
  • dealing with consumer claims
  • e-commerce and distance selling
  • market entry
  • product safety, product liability and product recalls
  • supply, distribution and franchising agreements
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30 July 2020



Hungary: New Consumer-friendly Guarantee Rules from 2021


30 April 2020



COVID-19: state aid scheme sets maximum prices and margins for certain goods I Poland

On 8 April 2020 the European Commission approved a state aid scheme worth Zl3.5 billion (approximately €700 million) for loans and guarantees to support the Polish economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.1


10 April 2020



Austria: Änderungen der Öffnungsbeschränkungen im Handels- und Dienstleistungsbereich ab 14.04.2020




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UTP info corner

Our UTP info corner summaries the main UTP acts and other acts aiming to curb the exercise of SMP, decisions, supplementing materials, as well as our insights and thoughts on this topic. 

unfair trade practices info corner



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industry highlights

We're happy to share some information on a few matters we have advised on in the consumer products & retail industry.

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