Food & Beverage

Food and Beverage law is a niche area of law which relates to the growing industry of, inter alia, emerging and high-growth brands, retailers, technology companies, start-up companies, large multinational companies, all related to the food-supply chain.

This emerging area of law concerns a variety of law issues, such as food labelling, advertising and branding, including nutrition labelling requirements, health claims, use of composition, quality and origin claims, intellectual property as well as merges and acquisitions.

EK provides legal support on the following:

  • Competition law
  • Labour law
  • Tax law
  • The use and impact of technology
  • Regulatory matters
  • The development and impact of new legislation and regulations
  • Obtaining and using intellectual property, including patents, trade-marks, copyright and trade secrets
  • Litigation, including misrepresentation, passing off, and breach of contract
  • Commercial agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions of food-related businesses
  • Financing and corporate organization
  • Privacy law
  • Food safety requirements and consumer protection issues
  • Research and development
  • International expansion

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