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:
The use and impact of technology
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
Mergers and acquisitions of food-related businesses
Financing and corporate organization
Food safety requirements and consumer protection issues