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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 pan-European team is structured around the key sectors of consumer products including cosmetics, clothing, electronics, health & beauty, food & drink, retail, household equipment and manufacturing. Whether you are a supplier, investor, regulator 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, 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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Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) In­sight


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24 March 2020
Joint activ­it­ies with oth­er FM­CG sup­pli­ers dur­ing Coronavir­us
20 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to a Leg­al Roadmap to Can­nabis
19 March 2020
Help for busi­nesses in dis­tress due to COV­ID-19
The Gov­ern­ment and Bank of Eng­land have an­nounced a num­ber of schemes and meas­ures to sup­port busi­ness dur­ing the “Cov­id-19 shock”. The de­tails are be­ing de­veloped but what is known so far is sum­mar­ised...
Anti-Wastage and Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy Law
Our law­yers sum­mar­ize the main de­mands of the anti-wastage and cir­cu­lar eco­nomy law in France. Dis­cov­er their ana­lyzes.
18 March 2020
COV­ID-19: UK Gov­ern­ment’s tax and fin­an­cial re­lief meas­ures
The fo­cus of the UK Gov­ern­ment’s 2020 Budget last week was provid­ing sup­port to busi­nesses dur­ing the COV­ID-19 out­break. At the time, the £12 bil­lion COV­ID-19 re­lief pack­age an­nounced seemed ground-break­ing,...
31 January 2020
Con­sumer Products News­let­ter
In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty and Un­fair Com­pet­i­tion law
17 March 2020
ASA rules that Profit Ac­cu­mu­lat­or matched bet­ting ads were ir­re­spons­ible
On 11 March 2020, the Ad­vert­ising Stand­ards Au­thor­ity (“ASA”) con­cluded that two posts which ap­peared on the of­fi­cial In­s­tagram ac­count of Profit Ac­cu­mu­lat­or Ltd (“Profit Ac­cu­mu­lat­or”) were ir­re­spons­ible....
29 January 2020
Con­sumer Products News­let­ter
Com­mer­cial and Reg­u­lat­ory law
16 March 2020
In­junc­tion awar­ded for rights of light in­jury: 7 things you need to know...
The High Court has de­clared in Beau­mont Busi­ness Centres Lim­ited v Flor­ala Prop­er­ties Lim­ited [2020] that a prop­erty own­er is en­titled to an in­junc­tion against a City de­veloper who breached its rights...
21 January 2020
Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2019/2020
13 March 2020
Gambling Com­mis­sion Agrees Re­cord £11.6m Set­tle­ment with Bet­way
On 12 March 2020, the Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) agreed a re­cord £11.6m reg­u­lat­ory set­tle­ment with Bet­way Lim­ited (“Bet­way”) in re­la­tion to its fail­ure to im­ple­ment ad­equate so­cial...
29 August 2019
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