Retail and consumers

Our attorneys within the retail team have extensive practical experience of this sector and the legal areas relevant to this industry. The team consist of employees with in-house experience from retail companies as well as from working closely with companies operating in this industry.

The team provides services to large and small international and national retail companies on both domestic matters and international cross-border matters.

Our services include:

Distribution of goods

• Managing franchise network, purchase or sale of an existing franchise business;
• Securement of rights related to the manufacture of products (manufacturers, logistics);
• Trade name and brand protection;
• E-commerce;
• Managing of the process of recovery of debts.


• Employment contracts, policies and service agreements;
• Terminations and settlement agreements, mediation and disputes;
• Legal services related to restructuring, re-organisation, bankruptcies of companies etc.;
• Collective labour law (collective bargaining, trade unions, co-determination, strikes, pickets, workplace involvement).

International expansion

• A global presence through own offices in combination with a global network of retail experts;
• Immense experience and knowledge of the local real estate market in specific markets and local markets. Local network of different players with specialised knowledge of retail;
• Analyses of external risks and internal parameters related to international expansion;
• Analyses of different market entry methods (for example franchising, joint venture and owned expansion).

Tenant representation

• Negotiation of lease agreements;
• Mediation and disputes with landlords;
• Legal support in build-to-suit transactions;
• Day-to-day legal support.


Agnieszka pytlas skwierczynska

Agnieszka Pytlas
Adwokat / Managing Partner Warsaw T: +48 22 257 83 00
M: +48 691 360 846