Food and Consumer Products

              Food and consumer goods law is one of the most complex and dynamic areas of law.

              To find out more about our global sector expertise please visit our global site

              With our expertise in the food and consumer goods industries, we can help you meet the complex requirements for marketability of your products. We ensure that your products are safe, properly labelled and properly advertised without impairing attractiveness, design or presentation. We advise you from product launch to litigation with and against competitors, authorities and consumer protection organisations on a national and international level. We support you in the judicial and extrajudicial handling of complaints by third parties, advertising claims and regulatory actions and the assertion of your own interests. We always keep in mind that your entrepreneurial freedom is safeguarded and that your business activities at all levels of trade, at the PoS or online are uncritical to traders and consumers.

              In particular, our services encompass:

              • Product safety and product liability
              • Regulatory compliance with importation and exportation issues
              • Marketability of products and materials/ingredients (e.g. safety evaluation and ingredient approval)
              • Product registration and CE marking
              • Product and labeling review
              • Claims and advertisement assessment
              • Crisis management (eg. product recalls, media and consumer relations strategies)
              • Counseling and representation at administrative actions, consumer complaints and competitor lawsuits

              Oliver Bolthausen, LL.M. (USA), FCIArb (UK)

              • Partner // Managing Partner (Germany) // Global Head of International Arbitration & Disputes

              Dr. Dietmar Althaus

              • Senior Associate

              Dr. Daisy Walzel

              • Partner // Head of Competition (Germany)

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