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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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21/02/2019
Block­chain and smart con­tracts for food trace­ab­il­ity
20 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
15 September 2020
European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment on Ver­tic­al Block...
The Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment (SWD 2020 173 fi­nal) is the next step on the road to an up­dated VBER and cor­res­pond­ing guidelines. With the cur­rent VBER due to ex­pire on 31 May 2022, the Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment...
22/02/2018
Is­su­ance of the de­cree con­tain­ing dis­cip­lin­ary rules for the vi­ol­a­tion...
CMS News­let­ter Italia | 22 febbraio 2018
13 August 2020
Sus­tain­able food pro­gress may close glob­al reg­u­lat­ory gap
In­nov­a­tion in the sus­tain­able food sec­tor is for­ging ahead at a re­mark­able pace. Our cur­rent food sources ac­count for nearly one-third of glob­al GHG emis­sions while con­sumers are in­creas­ingly bet­ter edu­cated...
2017/12/30
The 28-day in­voicing saga
The in­vest­ig­a­tions launched by the Itali­an au­thor­it­ies and an evolving le­gis­lat­ive frame­work.
02 July 2020
EU agrees new class ac­tion re­gime for con­sumer dis­putes
After a long gest­a­tion, on 30 June 2020 the Coun­cil of the EU pub­lished the text for the col­lect­ive re­dress dir­ect­ive (the “CR Dir­ect­ive”) (text avail­able here). This le­gis­la­tion is in­ten­ded to bet­ter...
17 December 2015
Com­puls­ory in­dic­a­tions on food la­bels: mov­ing for­ward or be­hind? (EU) Reg­u­la­tion...
22 May 2020
Re­tail store lay­outs – Itali­an Su­preme Court ap­plies CJEU de­cision in Cofemel...
In a de­cision that will be wel­comed by the de­sign­ers (and op­er­at­ors) of re­tail concept stores, the Itali­an Su­preme Court has con­firmed that the design of a store lay­out may at­tract copy­right pro­tec­tion...
17/12/2015
CMS News­let­ter | Italy 17 Dec 2015
In­dicazioni ob­blig­at­or­ie in etichetta: dal Regola­mento (UE) n. 169/2011 un passo av­anti o uno in­di­etro?
18 May 2020
Im­pact of COV­ID-19 on CBD food busi­nesses
The coronavir­us (“COV­ID-19”) pan­dem­ic has driv­en on­line con­sumer shop­ping in the well­being sec­tor in a bid to find products that will pro­tect against, and help man­age the symp­toms of, COV­ID-19. Food...
17/12/2014
New pro­vi­sions on food la­belling