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Consumer Products

Consumer products is one of the fastest growing sectors in CEE. For many years we have helped leading international and domestic brands establish a presence in the region and to grow and protect their business successfully. Our advice is informed by an in-depth understanding of the sector and covers all critical opportunities and challenges for your business, including globalisation, online marketplaces, supply chain management, growing retail buyer power and increasing consumer pressure and media scrutiny. All place new demands on your management and business strategy, but also drive the need for commercially astute legal advice. Whether you are a supplier, investor or other stakeholder, we have sector specific experience in transactional, regulatory and contentious matters.

Our international team is structured around the key sectors of consumer products including cosmetics, clothing, electronics, health & beauty, food & drink, retail, household equipment and manufacturing. We provide a comprehensive legal and regulatory service 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 more. Our experts will keep you informed of the latest sector insight and developments, giving you a commercial, as well as a legal, edge.

Our Ukrainian team advises on commercial contracts, corporate transactions, banking, tax and customs matters, and other issues relevant to the sector.


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09/08/2021
Ukraine changes qual­ity con­trol rules for im­por­ted medi­cines
On 21 Ju­ly 2021 the Cab­in­et of Min­is­ters of Ukraine amended its Res­ol­u­tion No. 902 On State Qual­ity Con­trol of Im­por­ted Medi­cines. The amend­ments took ef­fect on 27 Ju­ly 2021. The key points con­tained...
30/07/2021
Plastics and pack­aging laws in Ukraine
1. What is the gen­er­al le­gis­lat­ive frame­work reg­u­lat­ing pack­aging and plastic waste in your jur­is­dic­tion? Cur­rently, Ukraine is in the pro­cess of chan­ging its en­tire sys­tem of waste man­age­ment, in­clud­ing...
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15/07/2021
CMS ad­vises Stakelo­gic on ob­tain­ing a Ukrain­i­an B2B gambling li­cense
CMS Camer­on McK­enna Nabarro Olswang in Ky­iv has sup­por­ted Stakelo­gic through the whole pro­cess of be­com­ing one of the first ser­vice pro­viders to be ap­proved for a B2B sup­pli­er li­cense is­sued by the Com­mis­sion...
15/07/2021
European Com­mis­sion pub­lished drafts of the re­vised Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion...
On 9 Ju­ly, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its draft re­vised Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the cor­res­pond­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines. The VBER con­cerns ver­tic­al agree­ments, which are agree­ments...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
13/05/2021
Can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion in Ukraine
Med­ic­al use Ex­cept for the lim­ited use of cer­tain can­nabis-based psy­cho­act­ive sub­stances (Nab­i­lone, Nabix­imols and Dronabin­ol) (the “Al­lowed Sub­stances”) for med­ic­al pur­poses, the med­ic­al use of...
09/03/2021
New com­pet­i­tion tools for di­git­al mar­kets – Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law vs....
After the new Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law came in­to ef­fect in Janu­ary 2021, ma­jor di­git­al plat­forms are now af­fected by art­icle 19a of the Ger­man Com­pet­i­tion Act. Un­der art­icle 19a, the Ger­man com­pet­i­tion...
16/02/2021
Fight­ing poor med­ic­a­tion ad­her­ence in the European Uni­on: The Grav­it­ate-Health...
Nowadays, European cit­izens can ob­tain a great amount of in­form­a­tion (on­line and off­line) about any medi­cine. However, this in­form­a­tion is in many cases un­re­li­able and dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand, en­cour­aging...
12/02/2021
‘It’s like milk but made for hu­mans’: Gen­er­al Court over­turns EUIPO’s re­fus­al...
On 20 Janu­ary 2021, the Gen­er­al Court (“GC”) handed down its judg­ment in the ap­peal brought by Oatly AB (“Oatly”) against the de­cision of the EU In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice (“EUIPO”) to re­fuse...
23/11/2020
EU high court con­firms CBD is not a nar­cot­ic
In a long-awaited rul­ing, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) cla­ri­fied that the can­nabis act­ive in­gredi­ent Can­na­bi­d­i­ol (CBD) is not to be clas­si­fied as a nar­cot­ic. France sub­mits ques­tion on CBD in...
15/09/2020
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...
13/08/2020
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...