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Consumer Products Lawyers

As a player in the consumer products sector, you face a myriad of challenges such as strong competition, globalisation and digitalisation, legislative changes, environmental and health concerns, volatile commodity prices, 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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Bas Baks
Part­ner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Bas Baks is a partner in our Insurance & Litigation Practice Group. He specialises in insurance and liability matters, with an emphasis on claims in relation to construction related matters and D&O. ​Bas...
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Leonard Böhmer
Part­ner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Leonard Böhmer specialises in insurance law, transport law and risk management. In particular, he advises national and international companies in insurance and other industries on risk management issues.​Leonard...
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Peter Soede
Part­ner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Peter Soede graduated with distinction from Utrecht University in 1988. After working for a year in the Netherlands Antilles (St. Maarten), he joined CMS.​Peter is a partner of the Litigation & Insurance...
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Mark Ziekman
Part­ner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Mark Ziekman is the chair of our global Consumer Products Sector Group and a member of our firm's Corporate / M&A Practice Group. He is active in the field of company law and specialises in cross-border...
Barbara-Veldmaat-CMS-NL
Barbara Veldmaat
Coun­sel
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Barbara Veldmaat practices employment law, with a particular focus on complex reorganisations. She advises (international) companies in relation to outsourcing, reorganisations, dismissals, works...
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Eva Schothorst - Gransier
Coun­sel
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Eva Schothorst – Gransier, specialised in health & safety, can be regarded as a leading claims defense lawyer, particularly in the field of product liability and product safety (recalls and notification...
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Anita Canta
Coun­sel
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Anita Canta graduated from Utrecht University in 2002 in Dutch Law and Economics. She then spent almost 5 years in general commercial law. She has worked in the Commercial Law Practice group at CMS since...
Lara-Lupgens-CMS-NL
Lara Lupgens
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Lara Lupgens is an advocaat in our Litigation & Insurance Practice Group. She specialises in liability. Lara advises amongst others on liability, insurance and contractual disputes.​Lara has been...
Annelies Zwart
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Annelies Zwart is an advocaat in our Litigation & Insurance Practice Area Group. She specialises in liability and insurance law. Annelies advices and litigates in contractual disputes, liability...
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Elisabeth Elias
Advocaat
Belgium, Brussels
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Elisabeth Elias has been a qualified advocaat since 1996 and joined our Competition & European Practice Group at the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels in 2002. The Brussels EU Law office works closely with...