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Our specialist understanding of the needs of companies bringing food and drink products to the market has enabled us to build long-established relationships with a number of leading players in the market. We help with legal issues across the board, from product launches and promotion through to consumer law, brand protection, supply chain management, product liability and M&A. 

We also advise on the food and drink regulatory framework and have in-depth experience acting for suppliers in their dealings with major multiple retailers. 

Recently we have advised:

  • On the sale of a British brewery to a major international brewer and retailer

  • Tetley in relation to product innovation projects, supply chain arrangements, pricing and competition law compliance

  • Diageo plc on a recent dispute with Sainsbury's in relation to Diageo's Pimms product and Sainsbury's Pitchers. Other areas we have advised on include advertising, labelling, on-pack claims, innovation projects and launches for new products, packaging and dispensing devices

  • Cadbury on an intra-group reorganisation, reviewing IP and supply chain issues as well as advising on numerous advertising and branding issues

  • Associated British Foods in connection with the development of carbon footprint models for dairy and meat products, and arrangements with supermarkets for the use and promotion of these models

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