We represent a wide variety of participants in the food, beverage and agribusiness sectors, whose businesses encompass a wide range of activities that contribute to the world supply of food and drink.
These are dynamic businesses that must respond to advances in technology, major changes in trade and policy, and a consumer-driven marketplace. We assist our clients with the many areas of the law that impact this sector including:
- mergers & acquisitions
- acquisition, licensing, transfer and litigation of patents, trade-marks, copyright and industrial design rights
- dispute resolution between companies and regulatory officials when interpreting legislation, administrative and policy matters, including disputes and complaints with Advertising Standards Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and the Competition Bureau
- various environmental matters, including spills, wastewater, noise and odour emissions issues, and regularly provide regulatory advice on fertilizer, nutrient management, toxic substances and pesticide issues
- civil, administrative and quasi-criminal proceedings arising from the above matters