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Consumer Products Lawyers

The consumer products sector is by its nature fast-moving and diverse, and CMS has extensive industry experience and understanding of the issues relevant to your business. We can quickly assemble cross-border teams to ensure that you are provided with high quality legal and tax advice.

The CMS Consumer Products Sector Group has advised clients on all aspects of consumer product law, including:

  • Health and Safety issues
  • Product liability, product recall
  • Competition, compliance
  • Litigation, collective redress
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Distribution, agency, franchise
  • Media and advertising
  • Regulatory matters

Tailor-Made Services

CMS’ Specialist Consumer Products Group brings together experts from throughout the firm, all focused on providing tailor-made services to the consumer products sector. We have acted on behalf of clients in a wide range of sectors, including:

  • Food and Drink
  • Cosmetics, Personal Care
  • Clothing, Accessories
  • Electronics
  • Retail Industry
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Michael Bauer
Dr. Michael Bauer
Head of the CMS Competition & EU Group
Belgium, Brussels
German and European competition law, German and European merger control law, coordination of multinational merger control notifications in the EU and worldwide, state aid, compliance, general EU lawBorn...
Ulrich Becker
Dr. Ulrich Becker
Germany, Frankfurt
Ulrich Becker comprehensively advises his clients in private and commercial law, especially in the operationally relevant areas of purchase/procurement and sales activities, for example drafting and negotiating...
Heike Blank
Dr. Heike Blank
Germany, Cologne
Heike Blank specialises in unfair competition, pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetics law and represents major German and international companies in court, in particular in the context of interim injunctions...
Tobias Bomsdorf
Dr. Tobias Bomsdorf
Germany, Frankfurt
Tobias Bomsdorf advises and represents his clients in civil and commercial law disputes before state courts as well as in arbitration proceedings. His clients include companies in the engineering and...
Alexander Bossel
Dr. Alexander von Bossel, LL.M. (The University of Edinburgh)
Germany, Cologne
Alexander von Bossel specialises in IP/IT litigation with a focus on representing international and German companies, many of whom DAX-listed, in unfair competition and trademark law cases. Another core...
Nikolas Gregor
Dr. Nikolas Gregor, LL.M. (Boston University), Maître en droit
Germany, Hamburg
Nikolas Gregor is an intellectual property law expert. With a focus on the consumer goods industry as well as life science companies (pharma, plant protection, food, cosmetics), he has special expertise...
Björn Herbers
Dr. Björn Herbers, M.B.L.
Belgium, Brussels
Björn Herbers advises on all aspects of European and German competition law. He has more than ten years of experience in complex proceedings before the European Commission and furthermore regularly represents...
Falk Lichtenstein
Dr. Falk Lichtenstein
China, Beijing
Falk has been advising clients in corporate law, Chinese and international commercial law as well as dispute resolution since 2006. His clients comprise foreign companies and their Chinese subsidiaries...
Eckhard Schmid
Dr. Eckhard Schmid
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law)
Germany, Munich
Eckhard Schmid has been a labour lawyer for over 30 years. On the law relating to board members, managing directors and executive employees he has been considered one of the top advisors in Germany for...
Markus Schöner
Dr. Markus Schöner, M.Jur. (Oxford)
Germany, Hamburg
Markus Schöner is a specialist for EU and German antitrust law, including merger control. His competition law expertise is in particular demand in the context of setting up selective distribution systems...