Food & Beverage Regulatory


Our Food & Beverage Regulatory team, led by Nicolas Carbonnelle, boasts some of the world’s leading regulatory lawyers, many of whom have long-standing relationships with European and national regulators and a superb network in political, economic and management circles.

Our expertise and advice covers all phases of the product life cycle. In terms of food production, we advise F&B businesses on regulation relating to ingredients sourced from parts of the world different from those where the product is manufactured and consumed. We also advise on regulatory requirements in respect of labelling and packaging rules, as well as advertising, commercial contracts and litigation.

We work with F&B businesses to develop strategies for resolving regulatory changes, managing relationships with regulators and, where possible, help achieve regulatory clarification from national, regional or local governments. As these are increasingly cross-border in nature, our international network of lawyers help to advise on all regulatory issues faced by the industry across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Key areas of advice include: 

  • Feed and farming
  • Food contact materials 
  • Food supplements 
  • Novel food
  • Labelling and claims
  • Food safety