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As a player in the consumer products sector, you may face challenges such as globalization, digitalisation, environmental and health concerns, consumer and media pressure, growing retailer buyer power, the rise of online selling and counterfeiting. All place new demands on your management and business strategy but also drive the need for legal advice, regardless of whether you operate in Italy or abroad.

Our team is structured around the key sectors of consumer products, hence whether you are a supplier, investor, regulator or other stakeholder, we have experts in Italy, who can help you.

In order to give you the targeted legal advice your business needs, our teams have experts from every legal area affecting your sector. This means we can guide you on all legal and regulatory aspects - from the financing and acquisition of companies, through to antitrust and unfair competition law, media management, nutritional and health claims, advertising and marketing, strategies for the protection of intellectual property rights, data protection, outsourcing, distribution agreements, real estate transactions, product recalls and much more. Our experts will keep you abreast of the latest sector insight and developments, giving you a commercial, as well as a legal, edge.

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Paola Ghezzi
21/02/2019
Block­chain and smart con­tracts for food trace­ab­il­ity
09/07/2019
New Dir­ect­ives reg­u­lat­ing sales to European con­sumers
As part of the European Com­mis­sion’s Di­git­al Single Mar­ket Strategy, the European Uni­on has re­cently ad­op­ted two Dir­ect­ives which will ap­ply from 1 Janu­ary 2022. The Sale of Goods Dir­ect­ive relates to the sale of goods to con­sumers and the Di­git­al Con­tent Dir­ect­ive.
22/02/2018
Is­su­ance of the de­cree con­tain­ing dis­cip­lin­ary rules...
CMS News­let­ter Italia | 22 febbraio 2018
25/06/2019
New European Dir­ect­ive on un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in the food sup­ply...
European Dir­ect­ive 2019/633 on un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in B2B re­la­tion­ships in the ag­ri­cul­tur­al and food sup­ply chain has been pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Journ­al of the European Uni­on. This Dir­ect­ive aims to pro­tect SMEs and mid-range en­ter­prises against stronger.
2017/12/30
The 28-day in­voicing saga
14/06/2019
The EUIPO de­liv­ers its ver­dict on the long­stand­ing dis­pute between...
EUTM Can­cel­la­tion Ac­tion: (1) Pro­mote Ice­land, (2) The Iceland­ic Min­istry for For­eign Af­fairs and (3) SA – Busi­ness Ice­land v. Ice­land Foods Lim­ited. Back­ground Three Iceland­ic au­thor­it­ies (“Iceland­ic Ap­plic­ants”) filed an ap­plic­a­tion for a de­clar­a­tion of in­valid­ity.
17/12/2015
Com­puls­ory in­dic­a­tions on food la­bels: mov­ing for­ward...
23/05/2019
Tack­ling single-use plastics: the ad­vent of many leg­al meas­ures which...
Yes­ter­day’s an­nounce­ment that sub­ject to cer­tain ex­cep­tions plastic straws, plastic stemmed cot­ton buds and plastic bever­age stir­rers in Eng­land will be pro­hib­ited from sup­ply as of April 2020 has gained much me­dia at­ten­tion in the UK.
17/12/2015
CMS News­let­ter | Italy 17 Dec 2015
In­dicazioni ob­blig­at­or­ie in etichetta: dal Regola­mento...
05/03/2019
Block­chain and smart con­tracts for food trace­ab­il­ity
The Law De­cree sim­pli­fy­ing pro­ced­ures for busi­nesses and pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tion (DL Sem­pli­ficazioni), as con­ver­ted by Law no. 12/2019 pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette on 14 Feb­ru­ary 2019, in­tro­duces the norm­at­ive defin­i­tion of tech­no­logy based on dis­trib­uted.
17/12/2014
CMS Italy News­let­ter | 17 Dec 2014
New pro­vi­sions on food la­belling
02/11/2018
Tack­ling plastic – new meas­ures for the food and drink in­dustry
In the au­tumn 2018 Budget, the UK gov­ern­ment an­nounced that it will in­tro­duce a tax on plastic pack­aging pro­duced in, or im­por­ted in­to, the UK, which con­tains less than 30% re­cycled con­tent (sub­ject to con­sulta­tion).