Supply Chain

The importance of the supply chain to business enterprises and the complexity of supply chain relationships have increased dramatically in recent years. In response, Gibbons has formed a team of attorneys from various practice areas who have significant experience across the supply chain, along with diverse perspectives on, and valuable understanding of, critical legal issues and nuances in connection with the supply chain. The firm’s interdisciplinary Supply Chain Team represents numerous clients from North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. By staying well informed of supply chain trends and market developments, we can combine comprehensive knowledge of our clients’ ventures with always-current insight into the supply chain business environment to provide practical, perceptive advice.

Areas of Focus

Supply Chain Management & Systems

  • Procurement process
  • Supply planning
  • Production planning
  • Inventory planning
  • Demand planning
  • Fulfillment planning
  • Distribution planning
  • Supply management organizations
  • Industry best practices
  • Industry standard business processes
  • Capacity management processes
  • Integration into operational functions

Supply Chain Relationships

  • Cultural issues
  • Strategic relationship management
  • Supplier alliance relationship management
  • Strategic customer relationships
  • Tactical relationships
  • Partnerships for improving products, processes, and supply chain interfaces
  • Partnership alignment and collaboration
  • Collaboration and implementation of standard processes

Supply Chain Contracts

We assist with, advise on, and fully handle all contractual matters, including negotiating, drafting, structuring, and ensuring regulatory compliance with respect to our clients’ contracts, including the following types:

  • Supply
  • Distribution
  • Licensing
  • E-payment
  • Technology
  • Employment
  • Joint venture
  • Terms and conditions of sale
  • Strategic alliance
  • Buyers groups
  • Procurement
  • Toll manufacturing
  • Quality
  • Co-promotional
  • Teaming
  • Joint development
  • Joint bid/joint sale
  • Requirements
  • Private label

Supply Chain Transactions

  • Contract manufacturing
  • Joint development
  • Joint marketing
  • Co-investments
  • Joint investments
  • Licensing
  • Co-branding
  • Distribution
  • Acquisition of nontraditional items
  • Facilities management
  • Production scheduling
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Regulation of the Supply Chain

  • Antitrust laws
  • Audit/certificate reviews
  • Standards of conduct

Supply Chain Dispute Resolution

  • Litigation assistance and representation, including expert witness roles
  • Recalls
  • Contract disputes
  • Transaction disputes