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Baker & McKenzie is delighted to announce the launch of a new sector-focused Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Group with the appointment of Paris-based Alyssa Gallot-Auberger as its Chair.

With more than 40 global clients in this ever-growing sector, Baker & McKenzie already operates a successful Luxury & Fashion focus group which will be one of the key sub-groups of the CG&R Industry Group.

Alyssa  has been with the Firm for 18 years, joining the Paris office after starting her career as a lawyer in the US. Alyssa  manages relationships with clients active in the consumer and retail sector and regularly advises American and French corporations, multinationals, and private equity investment funds on their acquisitions and divestitures worldwide, with a strong focus on multijurisdictional transactions.

She is a member of the Firm’s Global Luxury and Fashion Steering Committee and a former member of the Firm's European M&A Steering Committee.

Paul Rawlinson, Baker & McKenzie's Chairman, commented: "Clients and people are at the heart of everything we do. As a Firm we have to  anticipate client needs by getting even closer to them and their industries by understanding trends within the sector,  what keeps them up at night and what gives them a buzz in the morning. Our Global Industry Groups, including this new offering, help us achieve exactly that and I am delighted that Alyssa is leading these efforts globally for the Consumer and Retail Industries."

Alyssa added: "It is increasingly important for lawyers to be ahead of the curve with our clients and having an industry sector focus helps us do that. In a complex and fast moving sector like Consumer and Retail in particular, our global clients need us to leverage insight and knowledge so we are in the best position to advise them to see what is coming next from a regulatory or industry perspective."

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