Service Experience People

Full service legal capabilities to assist retail and franchise businesses to expand and prosper in the traditional and digital economy

We offer retail clients virtually every facet of legal advice required including acquisitions and divestments, corporate governance, capital raising, employment, franchising, dispute resolution, and technology and intellectual property.

Our clients include retailers and leading brands across food and beverage, fashion, homewares and FMCG.


  • Property acquisitions, disposals and leasing for both tenants and landlords
  • Planning and environment matters for new retail developments
  • Competition and trade practices advisory services and dispute resolution
  • Trademark protection and management of intellectual property surrounding retail brands
  • Commercial contract negotiation and drafting including franchise agreements, manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, warranty and indemnity agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions for leading retail brands
  • Defending public liability claims for large retail stores

Industry participation

HopgoodGanim Lawyers is a Solution Partner Member of the National Online Retailers Association (NORA).

Exceptional outcomes

South Bank Corporation / We advise South Bank Corporation on the Corporation’s commercial and retail leasing matters for the substantial land assets comprising parklands, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and several retail precincts.
Coffee Franchise / Advising our client, an international coffee franchise, on updates to their longstanding franchise agreement, general security agreement and premises licenses. The work is part of a wider project of process improvement being undertaken by our client. 

Key contacts

Meet our Retail team

Latest news and content