Cleary Gottlieb provides a wide range of advice and representation to domestic and international businesses in the consumer products and retail industry.

We work with designers, manufacturers, small businesses and conglomerates in all aspects of corporate transactional work, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Capital markets matters
  • Business strategy
  • Corporate governance
  • Employee benefits
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Litigation and arbitration
Cleary’s lawyers work with clients on strategies to prevent and mitigate the threat of consumer products litigation, and our litigators are prepared to vigorously defend clients against consumer products liability claims and lawsuits.

Notable Experiences

  • A consortium led by MBK Partners in its $6 billion acquisition of Homeplus a leading grocery retailer in South Korea, from Tesco.

  • Suntory Holdings Limited, Japan’s leading alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage company, in its $16 billion acquisition of Beam Inc., a leading premium spirits company.

  • Neiman Marcus Group, TPG Capital and Warburg Pincus in the $6 billion sale of Neiman Marcus to Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

  • Samsung SDS and the selling shareholder in Samsung SDS’s approximately $1.10 billion IPO of common shares.

  • J. Crew in its $430 million IPO and related debt/equity restructuring.

  • Under Armour in its $170 million SEC-registered IPO.

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