Food & Drink

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CMS’ Food & Drink group brings together both specialist food lawyers and sector experts to create a one-stop-shop for issues relating to the food and drink sector.

Our specialist team - part of our Tier 1 ranked Consumer & Retail team (Legal 500) - advises on a full range on matters, from regulatory and compliance (including nutrition and health and food information) to product liability issues, contamination and recall, prosecutions, new product launches, labelling, advertising, marketing and promotions, IP and brand protection, borderline products and product audits, commercial contracts, environmental and health & safety issues, and complex M&A transactions.

01/05/2016
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Food & Drink in the UK
Nestlé on IP is­sues in­clud­ing its ap­plic­a­tion to re­gister the shape of a Kit Kat as a UK and EU-TM and its op­pos­i­tion by Cad­bury/Mondelez, as well as on ad­vert­ising, pri­cing and pro­mo­tion.Heinek­en on...
Law-Now: Food & Drink
Vis­it Law-Now for leg­al know-how and com­ment­ary

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30/07/2021
Plastics and pack­aging laws in the United King­dom
The laws out­lined in this sec­tion are prin­cip­ally sim­il­ar across the UK. However, as the UK com­prises a num­ber of de­volved ad­min­is­tra­tions, for con­veni­ence we have primar­ily set out the po­s­i­tion in Eng­land...
Comparable
13/05/2021
Ker­nel: May 2021
Wel­come to the latest edi­tion of Ker­nel, our Scot­land food and drink bul­let­in. In Ker­nel, we ex­am­ine cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the Scot­tish food and drink in­dustry and provide bite-size art­icles...
29/07/2020
Tak­ing Stock: The Out­look for Con­sumer & Re­tail
This year’s Tak­ing Stock: Out­look for Con­sumer & Re­tail re­port is now avail­able. We look at how the in­dustry and con­sumers have coped so far with the COV­ID-19 crisis and what lies ahead, with sec­tor...
20/07/2020
Ker­nel: Sum­mer 2020
Wel­come to the latest is­sue of Ker­nel, our Scot­land food and drink bul­let­in. In Ker­nel, we ex­am­ine cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the Scot­tish food and drink in­dustry and provide bite-size art­icles...
28/11/2019
It's a wrap: the end of plastic pack­aging as we know it: An Up­date
Plastics and pack­aging is one of the biggest is­sues cur­rently fa­cing the food and drink in­dustry. CMS Scot­land and the Food and Drink Fed­er­a­tion (FDF) are de­lighted to be work­ing to­geth­er to de­liv­er an...
05/09/2019
Ker­nel: Au­tumn 2019
Wel­come to the latest is­sue of Ker­nel, our Scot­land food and drink bul­let­in.  In Ker­nel, we ex­am­ine cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the Scot­tish food and drink in­dustry and provide bite-size art­icles...
25/02/2019
Dis­rup­tion 2.0 – here we go again
Wheth­er you are con­cerned or ex­hil­ar­ated, the age of AI is here – from vir­tu­al as­sist­ants, to driver­less vehicles and fric­tion­less shops. CMS’ latest re­port uses ex­tens­ive con­sumer re­search and a...
01/06/2018
Ker­nel: Sum­mer 2018
Wel­come to the latest edi­tion of Ker­nel, our Scot­land food and drink bul­let­in. In Ker­nel, we ex­am­ine cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the Scot­tish food and drink in­dustry and provide bite-size art­icles...
31/01/2018
Spot­light Series: GDPR - what the Food & Drink sec­tor needs to know
This we­bin­ar will provide a high level over­view of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) which is due to come in­to ef­fect on 25 May 2018, mod­ern­ising UK data pro­tec­tion le­gis­la­tion.  We will...
04/12/2017
Ker­nel: Winter Edi­tion
Wel­come to the second edi­tion of Ker­nel, our Scot­land food and drink bul­let­in. In Ker­nel, we ex­am­ine cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the Scot­tish food and drink in­dustry and provide bites­ize art­icles on...
08/08/2016
Food and bever­age sec­tor over­view
At CMS we work hard to be a truly cli­ent fo­cused law firm. This means un­der­stand­ing the unique needs and chal­lenges of each mar­ket sec­tor, and provid­ing a tailored ser­vice ad­dress­ing your par­tic­u­lar con­cerns...
24/05/2016
CMS UK launches Brexit check­lists
With only a month to go un­til the ref­er­en­dum on Bri­tain’s mem­ber­ship of the EU, the polit­ic­al de­bate is in­tensi­fy­ing as both the re­main and leave groups put for­ward their cases.Today, we are launch­ing...