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Food & Drink

The Food & Drink Team works with clients involved in all aspects of the manufacture, supply, distribution and sale of food and drink. We provide a full range of legal services, giving you access to specialists in the areas key to your business. Alongside this, we have an in-depth knowledge of the issues and challenges specific to the food and drink sector.

Our clients include:

  • Nationwide brands
  • Distributors
  • Regional producers
  • Retailers
The team lived up to their reputation in every way, and they made thedeal happen without fuss or delay.

Recent experience

  • Advising on the assignment of rights in logos from design consultants to a client’s business, related to corporate disposal of a household dairy brand.
  • Advising on the supply of a range of bakery products to Tesco and Tesco Express stores nationwide, including overseas supply arrangements, price variation mechanisms and escrow facilities.
  • Drafting standard supply contracts for a packaging group operating in the retail supply chain, to minimise the client’s exposure.
  • Advising on the supply of processed Spanish and Italian meats to a leading supermarket chain.
  • Acting for investors in a $20m investment in a palm oil plantation in Sierra Leone.
  • Acting for investors on a $24m investment in table eggs business for domestic and regional consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Advising on a long term supply relationship between a South African vegetable grower and a UK based importer.
  • Drafting standard purchase and supply contracts for a leading fruit processing business.
  • Advising on defence of employment tribunal claims (unfair dismissal/ discrimination) for a leading European vegetable producer.
  • Advising on a commercial joint venture between branded a juice company and an international fruit and vegetable growing business for the development and launch of a vegetable based energy drink.
  • Advising on a European labelling requirements for an artisan vodka producer.
  • Advising a South American fruit supplier in relation to European agency and distributorship agreements.
  • Advising on a dispute concerning tainted and mis-described ingredients supplied to a UK client via a broker from a Turkish fruit and vegetable grower.
  • Advising a vegetable producer client in respect of the judicial review of planning permission for enabling development relating to growing facilities.
  • Advising on a dispute relating to a new bottling line for a beverage manufacturer.
  • Advising on a £40m funding facility for leading UK regional brewery.