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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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14/12/2022
Class Ac­tion: ap­proved the pre­lim­in­ary Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree im­ple­ment­ing...
The Coun­cil of Min­is­ters, in its meet­ing of 9th Decem­ber 2022, ap­proved the pre­lim­in­ary Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree im­ple­ment­ing Dir­ect­ive (EU) 2020/1828 of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil of 25th Novem­ber...
12/12/2022
Om­ni­bus Dir­ect­ive and con­sumer pro­tec­tion: the Gov­ern­ment ap­proves the...
On 1st Decem­ber 2022 the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters ap­proved the pre­lim­in­ary Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree  im­ple­ment­ing  EU Dir­ect­ive 2019/2161 of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil of 27th Novem­ber 2019, aim­ing...
06/10/2022
Food Con­tact Ma­ter­i­als (FCM) - New EU rules on re­cycled plastic ma­ter­i­als...
On 10th Oc­to­ber 2022 (next week), Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2022/1616 on re­cycled plastic ma­ter­i­als and art­icles in­ten­ded to come in­to con­tact with foods (im­ple­men­ted earli­er in the year) is due to come in­to force...
20/09/2022
Skin­teg­rated Cos­me­ceut­ic­als - is Pharma be­com­ing sexy (again?)
Case Study: Skin­tegra, Skin­teg­rity Cos­me­ceut­ic­als are sexy right now.  They’re less reg­u­lated than the phar­ma­ceut­ic­al in­dustry (al­though don’t let that fool you in­to be­liev­ing you can say whatever...
08/09/2022
Can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion in Italy
Med­ic­al use Grow­ing, selling and im­port­ing med­ic­al can­nabis is al­lowed on the con­di­tion that the au­thor­isa­tion of the Min­istry of Health is ob­tained. Cul­tiv­a­tion, sale and im­port are cur­rently mainly...
06/09/2022
Itali­an Par­lia­ment sets out the cri­ter­ia for the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the...
01/06/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
12/05/2022
10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the...
20/04/2022
Rus­sia’s latest re­sponse to West­ern Sanc­tions – an af­front to In­tel­lec­tu­al...
One of Rus­sia’s re­sponses to the mount­ing West­ern sanc­tions for its in­va­sion of Ukraine has been to un­der­mine the pro­tec­tion af­forded to West­ern in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty rights. On 5th March 2022, the...
28/03/2022
Itali­an court re­cog­nises ret­ro­act­ive ex­emp­tion on di­vidends to for­eign...
In judg­ment No. 49/2022, the first in­stance Court of Pes­cara re­cog­nised that dis­tri­bu­tion of di­vidends from a res­id­ent com­pany to a non-res­id­ent fund must be gran­ted with an ex­emp­tion re­gime from the...
23/03/2022
To file or not to file? Trade mark pro­tec­tion in the meta­verse
Wheth­er you’re fa­mil­i­ar with the term or hear­ing it for the first time, many glob­al brands have be­gun to con­sider the im­plic­a­tions that the meta­verse might have on their IP. There are, seem­ingly, bound­less...
11/03/2022
EU Opin­ion on the Pro­posed Product Safety Reg­u­la­tion
The European Com­mis­sion has put for­ward a pro­pos­al for a new re­freshed Reg­u­la­tion on product safety in line with the New Con­sumer Agenda (the “Pro­posed Reg­u­la­tion”). If passed in its cur­rent form...