The laws surrounding the food and beverage industries are complex. If you are running a business in this area, not only do you need to keep up with developments in corporate law, but also important industry developments. The industry often finds itself torn between two competing forces. On one hand, there is pressure for greater free trade and the liberal movement of products around the globe. On the other, there are increasing concerns about food safety, meaning that manufacturers are operating under an increasingly complicated mass of rules and regulations.
This means that, in order to get the best possible result, your lawyers need to be on top of the latest developments not only in commercial law but also in consumer and product liability law.
At Stanton & Stanton, our team have extensive industry experience gained from acting for a number of major food and beverage businesses. So, if you’re an agricultural producer, food or beverage manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor, looking for expert advice, but without the exorbitant fees that come with large international firms, we can help. We have experience in:
- purchase and sale of businesses;
- preparing transport and logistics agreements;
- drafting carriage agreements; and
- compiling distributor agreements.
We can also assist you with disputes and compliance issues regarding:
- packaging and labeling reviews and advice;
- advertising copy approval;
- recalls; and
- product liability matters.
Finally, if you have a family business, we can assist you with issues relating to trusts, corporate structures and succession issues.