CMS helps leading Food & Beverage manufacturers navigate the industry's highly complex legal and regulatory environment, from food safety through to packaging and labelling.

CMS logo 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.

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

More information

Mael Habell-Aili
Business Development Manager
Phone: 02073672940

LinkedIn address: CMS UK

Last reviewed: 09 Jun 2020