Representation of companies in the food, beverage and tobacco industries before regulatory and government bodies worldwide
Experience in major litigations and class actions involving antitrust issues and price-fixing allegations
Global capabilities enable seamless representation in cross-border, innovative and complex transactions in the food, beverage and tobacco industries
Advise clients in a variety of matters resulting from competition, downturns or mismanagement
The food, beverage and tobacco industries have embraced globalization and have been long dominated by a few major worldwide players. These industries are among the most competitive and seek the right blend of diversification, market expansion and product innovation to ensure future growth. Weil has assisted companies in these industries in a wide range of transactions, litigations and regulatory matters with comprehensive counseling from our Corporate, Litigation/Regulatory and Business Finance & Restructuring practices.
The global companies that dominate the food, beverage and tobacco industries require legal representation with the experience that crosses borders. Weil has represented some of the largest of these companies in addressing and resolving various issues raised by regulatory bodies worldwide including the European Commission, the US Federal Trade Commission and various government bodies worldwide. We have also successfully represented these industries in major litigations around the world which have included class actions, antitrust issues and price-fixing allegations.
The firm is regularly involved in innovative, complex and large transactions in the food, beverage and tobacco industries. Our global capabilities enable us to offer seamless integration to our international clients on the broad range of commercial and regulatory issues involved in maintaining the operational scale and global diversity necessary to compete in today’s consolidating market. We are among the very few law firms able to offer in-depth strength and quality across borders.
Competition, downturns or mismanagement have led to high-profile household brands facing insolvency. When our international clients in the industry have been faced with bankruptcy, the firm has successfully counseled them through these bet-the-company occurrences allowing them to operate on an uninterrupted basis and ultimately emerge from insolvency to successfully compete in their industries.
In addition, the firm provides immediate assistance to help our clients manage and control the complex risks and threats to their businesses and reputations arising from product recalls. By combining the resources of our Corporate and Global Dispute Resolution practices we are able to advise on all the aspects and implications of these events.