S&C Critical Insights – Legal Developments in the Consumer & Retail SectorNovember 13, 2019
In this episode of S&C Critical Insights podcast series, Audra Cohen, co-head of S&C’s Consumer & Retail Group, and Jim Bromley, co-head of the Firm’s Global Restructuring practice, discuss current trends in the consumer and retail sector as we approach the holiday season.
The continuing trend away from brick-and-mortar retail and towards online purchasing poses numerous challenges to retailers. How should retailers address issues such as underutilized real estate holdings, changes to debt markets and acquisitions of e-retailers? How will these changes affect the M&A, commercial real estate and debt markets?
Audra Cohen is co-Managing Partner of S&C’s General Practice Group globally and serves as a co-head of the Firm’s Consumer & Retail and Power and Utility groups. She has extensive experience representing clients on a broad range of merger and acquisition transactions, including public company mergers, private company transactions and spinoffs, and advising boards of directors on corporate governance and activism matters.
Jim Bromley is a partner in S&C’s Finance & Restructuring Group and is the co-head of the Firm’s Global Restructuring practice, where his practice focuses on restructuring, bankruptcy and litigation advice to a wide spectrum of corporate clients, including creditors, debtors and investors, as well as government actors.