Food & Beverages

The market for new food and beverage product is unique. Global market technology advancements create more and more challenges. Whether you are a importer, manufacturer, wholesale distributor, you need experienced legal advisor to guide you through this unique and heavily regulated industry.

 

We provide our clients with convenient solutions to guide them through all stages of the product.

Our team includes lawyers and other professionals who have worked in-house, and therefore have extensive understanding of opportunities in this sector and challenges as the impact of technology and innovation, globalization, the power of consumer data and brand reputation.

How we can help?

We are accomplished at addressing the legal and regulatory aspects of conducting in this market, along with issues such as licensing, permitting, production, taxation, trade practices, distribution and advertising.

We advise our food and beverage clients on a full range of issues, from research and development; product and recipe licensing, outsourcing agreements; production, processing and brewing; intellectual property protection; regulations worldwide and cost-effectively resolving disputes whether with distributors, suppliers, vendors, competitors or regulatory authorities through to employee issues; the use and impact of technology.

Experience

Participation in the proceeding before the Central Securities Depository of Poland (KDPW) within the area of registration of shares (dual-listed company on the Euronext stock exchange in France and on the Warsaw Stock Exchange).

Participation in the process of withdrawal of shares of a foreign company dual-listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, which was first of the kind in Poland.

Assistance and support within the area of commercial agreements, advice on competition restricting practices adopted by company competitors.

Assistance and support in regulatory matters associated with online wine selling.

Development of a legal opinion on labelling and advertising of alcohol products and placement of information on the content of psychotropic substances in advertising materials.

Verification of alcohol marketing materials for compliance with advertising laws.

Counselling on likelihood of infringement of the competition law by leading competitors through reservation of retail space and exclusivity clauses.

Conducting sales of a chain of 41 stores.

Comprehensive legal services during the sales of a real property located in Krakow, optimization of the sales process through investment vehicles enabling reduction of tax due. Transaction value – about PLN 65 MM.

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Artur Michalski

Artur Michalski

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Robert Rozbicki

Robert Rozbicki

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