Food and Beverage

With a long heritage of servicing food and beverage businesses (both in their home markets and internationally) from start-ups through to major multinationals, Dentons can help you structure agreements such as marketing, product and recipe licensing and outsourcing agreements; protect intellectual property; limit liability; structure channels to market; create advertising and promotional campaigns; finance business operations and growth; ensure conformity with regulations worldwide and cost-effectively resolve disputes whether with suppliers, distributors, vendors, competitors or regulatory authorities.

Dentons also has the transactional experience to advise you in buying and selling food and beverage businesses, whether in consumer brands, food service, retail or distribution.

We work with management teams, business units, engineering, legal and accounting professionals to support F&B businesses in optimising resources and opportunities.

With teams in many jurisdictions and an extensive network of contacts in government and related organisations, Dentons can advance priorities and engage on issues affecting your business operations.

You require timely legal advice to bring products to market and respond to issues relating to product development, protection of intellectual property, consumer claims, product life cycle, sales and distribution, marketing and promotion, an ever-changing regulatory environment, increasing pressure from regulatory authorities, brand positioning as well as financing international operations.

Dentons understands that a global market and technology advancements create new challenges and we can help you to address these issues and challenges in your local markets and worldwide.

For further information contact:

Jen Duff, Business Development Executive

Phone number: +44 141 271 5785

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Kenneth Shand, Senior Partner

Phone number: +44 141 271 5715

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Helen Bowdren, Partner

Phone number: + 44 20 7246 4866

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Special offer to FDF members

Representing F&B businesses from start-ups through to major multinationals, our extensive multi-disciplinary F&B team supports clients across the full spectrum.

We advise F&B businesses (both in their home markets and internationally) on their M&A, financing, branding, routes to market, JVs, real estate, employment, tax and commercial agreements and on regulatory, labelling, compliance, anti-trust and ESG issues.

Look to Dentons to understand your challenges and objectives and to help you move ahead of your competition.

Read more about our Food and Beverage practice on our website or reach out to the head of our F&B practice, Kenneth Shand.

Read more about our Food and Beverage practice