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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.

Blockchain and GDPR: is a clash really inevitable?
Article - 02 August 2018

Blockchain and GDPR: is a clash really inevitable?

From a legal perspective, blockchain raises questions, in particular with the EU data protection framework. Can these problems be overcome?
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Free flows of personal data
Article - 26 July 2018

EU and Japan agree on free flows of personal data – Will South Korea be next in line?

On 17 July 2018, the European Union and Japan successfully concluded negotiations on the reciprocal finding of an adequate level of protection for ...
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Article - 06 July 2018

Advertising for alcohol: be devilishly careful!

What better way to promote a product than the launch of a red fruit beer, named "She-Devil", during the World Cup?
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Origin labelling of primary ingredients: EU rules eventually adopted!
Article - 08 June 2018

Origin labelling of primary ingredients: EU rules eventually adopted!

On 28 May, the European Commission adopted the long-awaited Implementing Regulation 2018/775 (‘Implementing Regulation’) laying down rules for the application...
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Integrated approach

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.

Multidisciplinary team

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