Sustainable Agriculture & Agri-Tech

"A terrific team, working at the top of their game. Very responsive and client focused. They are top-notch litigators – with a good eye for the detail, as well as the broader commercial imperatives"

Legal 500 2023

By 2050, the global population is projected to rise to over 9 billion, with a radical increase in the number of people living in urban areas.  According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in order to feed this rapidly growing population, food production must increase by approximately 70 per cent.  Armed with statistics and projections such as these, it is fundamental for food and agricultural industries to sit up and take notice; and work intelligently to deliver sustainable and sufficient food sources to feed the world’s growing population.

At Michelmores, we consider this to be one of the most interesting and challenging industries and we are passionate about working with businesses developing and implementing innovative solutions.  Building on the firm’s position as a leading agricultural law firm in the country, we have a cross-sector team of highly regarded, passionate lawyers; dedicated to advising clients in relation to a comprehensive variety of contentious and non-contentious agricultural and agri-tech matters.

These include:

  • food production and distribution
  • animal feed (including insect and alternative protein sources – please see our video below for further information)
  • farming equipment technology
  • renewable energy (including anaerobic digestion, wind and solar power)
  • regenerative agriculture
  • regulatory
  • marine technology

Our specialist Agricultural team is supported by dedicated Commercial, Corporate, Technology & Innovation, Intellectual Property, Food and Drink and Energy teams.

As the graphic below shows, together, we are able to provide practical, commercial and technical advice to established agribusinesses, start-ups and inventors with an agri-tech innovation, investors, landed estates, landowners, farmers and food producers. We can draw on our extensive agricultural, regulatory and commercial expertise to help clients to add-value to their business and realise their commercial objectives.

KEY CONTACTS
TEAM
Anne Todd
Anne Todd
Partner
Adam Corbin
Adam Corbin
Partner
Josie Edwards
Josie Edwards
Partner
Adam Quint
Adam Quint
Senior Associate
Charlotte Razay
Charlotte Razay
Senior Associate
Seema Nanua
Seema Nanua
Associate
Sophie Walker
Sophie Walker
Solicitor