Food & Beverages
As a food business operator you face complex food regulations in your country and in cross-border context. Our dedicated team of experts guides you through all food-related regulatory, legal and tax issues so you can benefit from a genuine partner able to put any compliance issue in its more general context.
New guidance on the classification of food for special medical purposes
Sparkling judgment in ‘Champagne sorbet’ case, right before Christmas!
Updated guidance on the application of quantitative ingredients declaration
Food law is not just a matter of regulations; it is part of a much wider legal context. Today, food law impacts and is impacted by other areas of law. You deal with a broad range of questions, such as ‘Does my label comply with the labelling requirements?’, ‘What are the conditions to import food products into the EU?’, ‘What are the rules regarding the composition of foodstuffs?’, ‘How do I deal with public authorities?’ or ‘How do I resolve a dispute with a competitor?’. These are the questions which require an integrated approach.
To best respond to your needs, we have adopted a multidisciplinary approach with a team of experts who will assist you at every stage of your activities such as sourcing, production, distribution and marketing or business restructuring. Our team is composed of attorneys-at-law who have an extensive experience in food law combined with an in-depth understanding of the local legal culture and the way EU law is applied. The team brings together experts in the following areas: market practices, commercial, competition, international trade, VAT, customs, financial, corporate and M&A, administrative and litigation.
How can we help you?
Thanks to our integrated approach, we assist you with every aspect of your business: risk assessment with regard to regulatory aspects, strategic advice, product development, drafting contracts, handling complex transactions from inception to closing, administrative issues, including food safety authorities, representing you in court and in alternative dispute resolution. We also keep you aware of material changes, carry-out risk analyses and draft risk management schemes.
- Sourcing, production and pre-market authorisations
- Import and trade
- Distribution and marketing
- Business related matters
AudeMahyAttorney at law Counsel
Aude Mahy is of counsel to our Brussels office. She is a member of the Loyens & Loeff Litigation & Risk Management Practice Group in Belgium and heads the Benelux Food & Beverages Team.T: +32 2 743 43 25 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
BertGeversAttorney at law Local Partner
Bert Gevers is a local partner in our Brussels office. He heads of the Loyens & Loeff Indirect Tax Practice Group in Belgium, is a core member of the Corporate Investigations Team and co-heads the Food and Beverages Team.T: +32 2 743 43 18 E: email@example.com
YvesVan CouterAttorney at law Partner
Yves Van Couter is a Loyens & Loeff partner based in Brussels. He is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management Practice Group, heads the firm-wide Food & Beverages Team and co-heads the Data Protection & Privacy Team.T: +32 2 773 23 69 E: firstname.lastname@example.org