Vendor Relationships

Crowell & Moring lawyers represent clients in the retail industry with respect to all aspects of their vendor relationships, from negotiating the relationship to litigating or resolving disputes.

Representative Matters 

  • Negotiated numerous vendor relationships, including manufacturing agreements, service agreements, and distribution agreements.
  • Represented a major retailer in a lawsuit against a software provider for breach of contract and fraud arising out of core commitments regarding direct-to-consumer software functionality, performance, scalability, integration, and budget, ultimately obtaining a substantial settlement for the client in the initial stages of the lawsuit.
  • Represented retailers in disputes with suppliers relating to such matters as quality of goods and services, packaging of goods, and timeliness of performance.