Food & Beverage Legal Services
Food & Beverage is a competitive sector characterised by activity and innovation.
The widespread adoption of digital and online platforms has allowed for new strategies to boost and enhance customer engagement and experience. Those with the foresight and flexibility to adapt to the evolving market have been able to take full advantage of the new landscape, and will be in a prime position to succeed in the years to come.
Our international team of food & beverage sector experts offers multi-disciplinary support to all food and drink businesses, from start-up food and drink brands to those well-recognised in the industry, as well as catering companies, restaurants cafes, pubs, and bars.
Our lawyers can support you at every stage of your growth journey; and have market-leading sector expertise in a significant number of specialist areas in this industry. This experience allows us to look ahead and think creatively about the unique challenges and opportunities that your business will face in the future, particularly across technology and food regulation.
The approach we take to client service remains constant throughout all our work: we take the time to get to know your business so that our advice is truly tailored to your best interests. If you would like to talk to a member of our team about any issues or opportunities that your business is encountering, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our international food and beverage team.
A reputation in this market is hard won and easily lost. The risks to businesses from allergen failings are not only reputational; but may also result in civil and criminal liability.
Food regulation is a notable area of expertise for our team, who have had significant experience handling matters where incidents have occurred and systems in place have been tested. We are one of the few law firms able to review current allergen protocols; make recommendations to mitigate risk against potential exposure and failings; and manage that risk should issues arise.
Taking your food and drink business online allows businesses to target international markets and keep up with growing consumer demand in a competitive environment. Given that an optimised online presence will play an important part of the success and failure of traditional business models in this sector, the pressure to adopt a digital presence has never been greater.
Our international team of technology specialists will help you take your business online and can provide expert advice on websites, apps, and increased data protection responsibilities. We will provide continued support as you take advantage of the new opportunities a digital presence can bring.
Hospitality, Restaurants & Catering
The Hospitality sector has evolved in response to consumer preference shifting towards businesses that utilise modern technology to offer a more personalised service.
Operators within the Hospitality sector with the foresight to recognise modern generations of customers, such as the digitally connected, shorter-stay Business Leisure or ‘Bleisure’ customer, have been able to target new markets and reap the accompanying advantages. Our international Hospitality team supports operators of hotels, membership clubs, restaurants, bars, and live sporting and entertainment events with all their legal needs. The depth and breadth of our experience in the sector enables us to truly understand its unique challenges and requirements, whether relating to the need for a seamless supply chain; or flexible arrangements for seasonal staff.
Our team is made up of international lawyers with a wealth of experience working with hospitality brands, supporting on the full range of matters to address the above, as well as brand protection and food safety.
Meet our food & beverage lawyers
Some of our clients
Helping you identify opportunities, assess risk, exploit strategic advantages and minimise the consequence of any drawbacks.
Data Protection & Privacy
We can provide you with international contentious and non-contentious advice that exceeds straight-forward legal services.
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Lifestyle & Leisure
The lifestyle & leisure sector is an area of innovation and growth.
Supply & Distribution
The agreements that you have in place with your suppliers and agents are critical. We can adapt your agreements tailored to your requirements and objectives.
Virtually every business worldwide has intellectual property, some of which can be of vital importance to its continued success.