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Food & Drink

Food & Drink

The Food and Drink industry is a key focus for the firm, reflecting its importance to the Scottish and UK economies.
We have extensive experience across the entire food and drink supply chain, from manufacturing through to wholesalers and retailers –-acting for many of Scotland’s best known names including Highland Spring, Baxters, Lees Foods, Border Biscuits, the Glen Grant Group, Bruichladdich and many high profile retailers including Waitrose, Pizza Express, KFC and Punch Taverns.
We are familiar with the range of issues faced by the industry, including:
climate change and volatile commodity prices
the global economic downturn, volatile exchange rates and competitive pressures on pricing
health and environment-focused legislation and regulation, and 
health and safety and food safety issues.
Our cohesive cross-departmental team is well versed in providing expert guidance on all of these issues and advising on  supply chain management, brand protection, product liability claims, licensing and distribution agreements, food safety compliance and regulatory issues, franchising, competition investigations and corporate acquisitions.

We have experience across the entire food and drink supply chain, from manufacturing through to wholesalers and retailers, acting for many of Scotland’s best known brands, as well as global players and high profile retailers.  Our clients include: Highland Spring, Baxters, Lees Foods, Border Biscuits, Macduff Shellfish, Glen Grant, Bruichladdich, Innis & Gunn, Campari, Waitrose, Pizza Express, KFC and Punch Taverns.

Our cohesive cross-departmental team is well versed in providing expert guidance on issues facing the industry, such as:

  • Health and environment-focused legislation and regulation
  • Climate change and volatile commodity prices
  • Volatile exchange rates and competitive pressures on pricing, and
  • Health and safety and food safety issues.

We advise on corporate acquisitions, supply, licensing and distribution agreements, brand protection, product liability claims, food safety compliance and regulatory issues, franchising, and competition investigations.