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Consumer Products & Retail

Many of the world’s most recognizable and respected consumer brands rely on us for legal counsel.

Our clients include leaders in food and beverage, apparel, cosmetics, consumer electronics, luxury goods, as well as premier retailers. We are also sought out by investors, lenders and financial advisers to the consumer and retail sectors.

Clients rely on us in matters including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, IP strategy and litigation, privacy and data protection, employee benefits and equity compensation, and tax planning.

Over the period since 2015, Davis Polk ranks first in global consumer products and retail M&A by cumulative deal value, with over $900 billion in representations, according to Refinitiv. Over that time, we have more than 20% of global market share in these transactions.

Our clients in consumer products and retail include Corelle Brands, Dean Foods, Dufry, Ferrero, Heineken, Natura, Nine West, Reckitt, Reynolds Consumer Group, Save A Lot, Toys “R” Us, Tribune Publishing, Tyson Foods, VF and Walmart.


Data Item
$300+ billion
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Aggregate value of more than 450 capital markets transactions involving consumer and retail issuers we have advised on since 2010


Recognition Cards
European Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year
Award Detail
(British American Tobacco bond issue)
Recognition Source
International Tax Review European Tax Awards, 2018
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