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  1. Legal news
    10 June 2021
    Sustainability – an essential driver of the business of the future

    Our Retail & Consumer team has been working closely with OXYGY, Bird & Bird’s consultancy arm, to survey our clients on the impact of sustainability on business priorities, innovation and leadership in their companies. ...

  2. Legal news
    02 December 2019
    Walking the tightrope between food and consumer goods and therapeutic goods: Australian regulator highlights poor understanding of advertising regulations

    Advertisers of food and consumer goods need to pay careful attention to the nature of the claims they make in advertising in order not to cross the line rendering their product a therapeutic good. The Australian ...

  3. Legal news
    26 November 2019
    Protecting your shop interior: what are the options?

    An original look can be a great selling point for your store as well as an easy way for customers to recognize your brand without even looking at the name. Yet how do you keep copycats from running away with your ...

  4. Legal news
    28 June 2019
    Does your customer returns policy adequately deal with the return of defective goods?

    Following the recent ECJ judgment in Christian Fülla v Toolport GmbH ("the Judgment"), we advise consumer facing businesses to review their customer returns policies to ensure customers will not encounter any burden or ...

  5. Legal news
    17 September 2019
    Solving Consumer Disputes after a 'no deal' Brexit – Changes to your T&C's

    As part of the Government's efforts to help businesses prepare for the possibility of the UK exiting the European Union without a deal on 31st October 2019 it has recently published a paper entitled Consumer rights and ...

  6. Legal news
    17 June 2021
    The drowning of ‘JUMP! Swim Schools’: over $23 million in penalties ordered by the Federal Court

    On 19 May 2021, the Federal Court imposed a penalty of $23 million on Jump Loops Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (Jump Loops), the franchisor promoting and selling swim school franchises under the “JUMP! Swim Schools” brand ...

  7. Legal news
    28 June 2021
    Pass the mustard: Incorrect advice found in a newspaper regarding a horseradish herbal remedy is not a "defective product" under the EU Product Liability Directive

    The CJEU has handed down a judgment deciding that inaccurate health advice in a hardcopy newspaper which resulted in injury to a reader was not a defective product under the Product Liability Directive. The CJEU’s ...

  8. Legal news
    29 January 2021
    Talking Shop January 2021

    Welcome to the January 2021 edition of our Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up. This newsletter focuses on key news and updates for retail and consumer-facing businesses around the world, including our latest ...

  9. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    GVH launches sector inquiry regarding supply of beverages in the HoReCa sector

    The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) launched a sector inquiry in October 2020 in order to investigate the supply of beverages in the HoReCa sector (hotels, restaurants and cafés). The GVH suspects that Hungarian ...

  10. Legal news
    09 July 2020
    UK: Coronavirus and Business Interruption (BI) Insurance: do you have coverage?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial and widespread disruption to businesses across the UK, preventing many from operating in their entirety. Consequently, business owners may look to recover some of their ...