FOOD, BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO

The rapid evolution of the food sector and the constant legislative developments at the national and EU level, require providing companies with quick and efficient responses on labelling, composition and advertising of wines, food and byproducts, advice on border products and functional products, as well as novel foods. Knowledgeable on the concerns of the sector, we know that the conservation of internal parameters and optimal quality standards guarantee food and agricultural companies a greater degree of competitiveness in the marketplace. For such purpose, we prepare audits of product traceability systems adapted to each company and product, and we offer specialized legal advice on Denominations of Origin, Protected Geographic Indications, food safety and nutritional declarations.

Our experience has shown us that companies, cooperatives and producer groups are living entities subject to constant changes. That is why it is necessary to provide proper advice on everything from their incorporation to internal organization.

We are aware that many companies belonging to the agricultural and food sector seek out new markets, where the export processes require specialized legal advice that supports the development of the business, the success of the endeavour and the achievement of our clients’ goals.

Our Services

The legal advice we offer is aimed at providing a specific, personalized response to the needs and peculiarities of agricultural and food companies in the following areas, inter alia:

  • International sales and purchases and service agreements.
  • Collection and payment systems for international transactions.
  • Implantation of branches, subsidiaries and establishment of joint ventures abroad.
  • Advice on foreign investments in Spain.
  • Search for local legal advice in the market of destination.
  • International judicial and economic claims.
  • Proceedings before the autonomous, State and Community food authorities.
  • Liability regarding defective products.
  • Re-structuring of groups of companies and tax optimization (holding companies).
  • Execution of all types of commercial contracts: distribution agreements, purchase and sale agreements and agency agreements.