Our specialist Food & Beverage team advises manufacturers on everything from product liability through to employment law. Some areas we are particularly well known for include:
Environment and sustainability: from Single Use Plastics to deposit return schemes and carbon emissions.
Regulatory compliance: including packaging, labelling, marketing, food safety, food claims, hygiene and integrity, nutraceuticals, novel foods, and health & safety.
Competition & GSCOP: advice and training on the CMA and GSCOP code and advice on disputes arising out of breaches.
Legal risks of supply chains: including food safety, traceability, and the Modern Slavery Act.
Brand protection & IP: IP strategy, design protection, litigation and handling international trademark portfolios.
Commercial contracts: including supply agreements, marketing, advertising, distribution, and licensing.
Corporate & M&A: investment, growth and exit through transformational M&A and joint ventures.
International expansion: with over 70 offices worldwide, we regularly support manufacturers on international expansion.