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.

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"CMS’ blend of deep substantive expertise and keen sense of business realities and strategic thinking are just what we need."

Global General Counsel

Major Food Manufacturer