The food and beverage market is continuously evolving. E-commerce platforms have gained in stature, while regulations abound regarding information and labelling, food safety, automation, organic and biodynamic production, biotechnology, food supplements, genetically modified organisms, food distribution, environmental issues focusing chiefly on waste management, and regulation is not confined to these areas alone.
Abreu Advogados assists companies in all stages of the value chain in this sector: incorporation of the business, establishing distribution and marketing channels, brand development and advertising, regulatory and taxation matters, compliance with competition requirements, import and export transactions, the internationalization of companies, consumer protection, unfair competition, food labelling, food safety, the permissibility of genetically modified organisms, legal requirements regarding food composition data. The firm supports business activity, paying constant attention to changes in European and national regulations, and to the practice of regulatory authorities. Abreu Advogados advises on all matters affecting the food and beverage sector, including the relationship with regulatory and inspection bodies, and also provides assistance in any related administrative or legal proceedings.
The team at Abreu Advogados advises a wide range of national and multinational companies operating in this sector, ranging from production and distribution companies to importers, wholesalers and retailers. It consults companies that are already established in the market as well as those still in the new project implementation phase.