Agri & Food - BarentsKrans

Here are a few examples of recent cases in which the lawyers in our Food & Agri practice group have been involved:

  • assisting several egg suppliers and poultry firms to recover the losses they suffered as a consequence of the Fipronil scandal;
  • representing companies under investigation by the NVWA, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) and the European Commission;
  • advising on the competition law implications of price quotations and assisting sectoral associations during an ACM investigation into prices in the agricultural sector;
  • advising sectoral associations (such as the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture (LTO Nederland)) on the set-up of sustainability initiatives and the competition rules to be complied with;
  • advising on financing, investment and acquisition transactions in the food and agri sector;
  • litigating on the validity and infringement of a 3D trademark for the packaging of a well-known soft drink;
  • litigating on the implementation of European hygiene rules by the food industry and on the duties of food companies to conduct product recalls;
  • advising a reseller on the possibility of holding its supplier liable for the non-conformity of seeds with the agreed specifications in a supply agreement;
  • patent enforcement action relating to technology that is commonly used in the cultivation sector.
Food & Agri