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Consumer Products

As a player in the consumer products sector, you face a myriad of challenges such as globalisation and digitalisation, environmental and health concerns, supply chain management, 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. Our team is structured around the key sectors of consumer products including food and drink, cosmetics and personal care, clothing and accessories, electronics, retail industry and household. Whether you are a supplier, investor or other stakeholder, we have consumer products experts to help, whatever your situation.

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, import and export customs, outsourcing, e-commerce, distribution agreements, real estate transactions, product liability and 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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19/01/2024
CBAM: Just over a week to comply
As the deadline for the first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) report approaches on January 31st, it is crucial for undertakings engaged in importing relevant goods into the European Union to...
15/09/2023
New Rules for Standard Clauses in Consumer Contracts: China’s Contract...
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (the “SAMR”) recently released updated Measures for Administrative Supervision and Administration of Contracts (the “New Measures”), taking...
30/08/2023
CBAM Implementing Regulation and Extensive Additional Reporting Guidance...
Earlier this month, the European Commission (“EC”) adopted an Implementing Regulation (“IR”) and released extensive Guidance Documents (“Guidance”) on the practicalities of reporting requirements...
17/08/2023
Chinese Central Government Further Promotes Foreign Investments
On 13 August 2023, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) released its Opinions on Further Optimizing Foreign Investment Environment and Reinforcing the Efforts to Attract...
31/07/2023
Plastics and packaging laws in China
1. What is the general legislative framework regulating packaging and plastics waste? In recent years, China has paid increasingly more attention to the sustainable development of industries and environment...
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02/05/2023
CMS updates Expert Guide on cannabis law and legislation
CMS Expert Guide on cannabis law and le­gis­la­tion gives stakeholders detailed and updated information on the latest developments in cannabis regulation in key markets. The Guide now covers two new jur­is­dic­tions:...
14/03/2023
China has acceded to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing...
On 8 March 2023, the People's Republic of China (the "PRC") has (finally!) acceded to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Doc­u­ments (the...
09/03/2023
CMS Expert Guide to ESG Compensation
Incorporating ESG KPIs into directors’ remunerationThe urgent need to place sustainability at the heart of company strategy is inextricably linked to incentives provided to its directors and em­ploy­ees. This...
28/02/2023
New EU sanctions against Russia
On 25 February 2023, one year after Russia started its invasion of Ukraine, the EU adopted its tenth sanctions package against Russia. Together with the existing sanctions the European Commission considers...
21/02/2023
Case law on Trade Secrets in China
1. Requirement to undertake reasonable steps to keep the information secret - art. 2(1)(c) According to Article 9 of the AUCL, taking reasonable steps to ensure the confidentiality is one precondition...
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08/02/2023
APAC IP Update – Winter 2022/2023
ChinaCNIPA released the announcement of Interim Measures for Handling Relevant Examination Operations for the Implementation of the Amended Patent LawIn order to ensure the implementation of the newly...
03/02/2023
On your radar | Issue 20 | Key employment issues to be aware of internationally
Welcome to the first edition of On your radar for 2023, which highlights expected employment law developments over the year ahead.Changes range from big picture concepts around future ways of working...