The Food and Drink industry, which accounted for £11.5 billion of exports in 2008, is heavily affected by EU regulation. Our dedicated EU, Competition and Regulatory team has advised clients in relation to labelling, advertising, health and nutrition regulations, product standard and safety rules, international distribution issues and European rules on free movement of goods.
Competition law is increasingly being felt in the industry too, with investigations and large fines across a wide range of Food and Drink products and activities. Our dedicated team is recognised as a leader in the competition law field. We also have experience in dealing with merger control in the sector.