Our specialist team works with the food sector throughout the supply chain - from farm to fork, across the EU and beyond - supporting new entrants as well as household names.
We are always at the centre of the major issues. Our relationships with regulators and key influencers ensure we deliver bigger picture solutions.â€“ Hilary Ross
Offering a full range of legal services to the food sector, our legal team includes many lawyers who have been seconded to leading food businesses. This gives us the unique insight of understanding the issues that really matter, allowing us to focus on protecting your brand.
We are trusted advisors, whether it is from guiding corporate deals to grow your portfolio or dealing with regulatory challenges such as those faced by Iceland during the Horsemeat Scandal. When clients want to launch new products in the EU they turn to us to support them with advice on managing their brand across all member states. From our in-house GSCOP experts to making the most of the opportunities of e-com, we have the experience throughout your supply chain to support you and turn your challenges into opportunity.
We are always at the centre of the major issues. Our relationships with regulators and key influencers ensure we deliver bigger picture solutions. During the horsemeat scandal we supported clients appearing at Parliamentary Select Committees and dealing with regulators - working with them to investigate and enhance the legal strength of their supply chain. We were even asked contribute to the Elliott Review, commissioned by the Government.
Whatever your needs, you can rely on us to direct you clearly. We anticipate, understand and challenge the legal framework whilst staying focused on business growth and your commercial needs.
The referendum result to leave does not have legal consequences, yet. The UK is still subject to its legal obligations to the EU and vice versa, until an exit is formally concluded. The timetable for this, and any transitional regime that goes with it, will only start to emerge over time.
The food sector has always been susceptible to unpredictability and is fiercely contested. It is a sector where a company’s performance can fluctuate wildly based on various external influences. A one-off food scare, a change in strategy by a retail client or even Brexit can all have dramatic impacts on the bottom-line.