Food remains a highly competitive and strictly regulated market. Stibbe's multidisciplinary team of experts advises a wide variety of top-level clients including governmental bodies, public authorities, retailers, nonprofit organisations, local and international industrial stakeholders and consumers.
Our industry-focused expertise allows us to assist clients with food regulations at national, regional, and EU levels and in handling litigations and regulatory matters at all stages of the product lifecycle, from harvest to manufacturing and from marketing and labelling to product liability.
This 360-degree approach encompasses complex matters such as distribution, intellectual property, privacy and outsourcing, antitrust, consumer protection, unfair trade practices, transport and logistics, product regulations, recalls, health and safety measures, permits and compliance, advertising, environmental issues, contract drafting, and rules for consumer contests and other promotions and campaigns.
Our food law specialists are proactive in gaining timely insight into the latest legislative and regulatory developments in the sector. This ensures that our lawyers always have in-depth knowledge of the food industry and regulations. Their close contacts with the authorities and regulators at both national and EU levels provide them with a thorough understanding of the latest governmental developments and positions in the industry that could have an impact on our clients’ businesses.