Food & beverage.

Bespoke provides client-focussed and commercially savvy legal advice across all food law issues and sectors of the food and beverage industry.

Food and beverage experts.

Bespoke’s Food & Beverage team is our dedicated industry team, providing expert legal advice to the food & beverage industry.

We advise clients throughout the food & beverage supply chain. This includes product and packaging manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, retailers, restaurants, brewers, bars and cafes.

From entry into the food & beverage industry to exit via trade sales, we also help clients navigate their transactional work (eg purchase and sale transactions and lease negotiations).

A recipe for success.

Our Food & Beverage lawyers bring a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the food and beverage industry.

They have significant experience advising leading and iconic food & beverage brands and business owners, liaising with regulators and anticipating regulatory challenges.

How we can help.

Bespoke’s Food & Beverage team are dedicated industry specialists, providing expert legal advice to the food & beverage industry, including the hospitality sector.

We are experts across the entire food & beverage supply chain, including product and packaging manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, retailers, restaurants, brewers, bars and cafes.

From entry into the food & beverage industry to exit via trade sales, we also help clients navigate their purchase and sale transactional work. We can help you with:

  • Transactional and advisory work, including in the sale and purchase of food & beverage and hospitality businesses
  • Drafting commercial documents relevant to the food & beverage life cycle
  • Food labelling and marketing copy and claims advice, including packaging claims and ingredients and product compliance
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures for product recalls, consumer complaints and incident reporting
  • Assisting with crisis and incident management to manage and minimise risks and ensure compliance obligations are satisfied
  • Domestic and cross-border manufacturing, supply, distribution, transport and warehousing agreements
  • Supply chain auditing (including modern slavery, illegal logging and heavy vehicle chain of responsibility obligations)
  • Intellectual property advice relating to packaging, branding and marketing material
  • Advertising clearance, including TV, radio, out of home, digital and social advertising
  • Leasing for restaurants, cafes and other retail premises, warehouses and food manufacturing plants
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Brand protection (eg trade mark searches and applications), brand licensing and other IP commercialisation.

From farm to fork.

From the sourcing of foods to the way they are labelled and marketed, the food and beverage industry is evolving at a rapid pace. The industry faces challenges, including regulators scrutinising advertising material and hospitality bans to increasing consumer demand for environmentally conscious packaging.

Bespoke’s Food & Beverage team supports clients from farm to restaurant, factory to supermarket floor and everywhere in between.

We have legal and industry expertise relating to compliance with a range of regulations such as food labelling, import/export requirements and intellectual property clearance. Once products are made available, ongoing compliance remains paramount, including in relation to advertising, marketing and consumer laws.

We can assist you to navigate the regulations and protect your business against the risks of product recalls, enforcement actions, competitor disputes and consumer issues.

Food & beverage experts.

We offer specialist industry knowledge, with experience acting for household food and beverage names, and an innovative pricing model that maximises returns for clients. We prioritise commercial awareness, efficiency and price transparency.

The Bespoke Food & Beverage team is supported by the broader expertise within our firm to assist our food and beverage clients with general commercial and corporate, intellectual property, technology, and leasing matters.

Key team members: we've got you covered.

Jeremy Szwider

Jeremy Szwider

Principal

Joshua Lipshutz

Joshua Lipshutz

Associate Principal

Viv Burge

Viv Burge

Associate Principal

Kaye Ho

Kaye Ho

Lawyer

Aaron Tan

Aaron Tan

Lawyer

Jeremy Szwider

Jeremy Szwider

Principal

Joshua Lipshutz

Joshua Lipshutz

Associate Principal

Viv Burge

Viv Burge

Associate Principal

Kaye Ho

Kaye Ho

Lawyer

Aaron Tan

Aaron Tan

Lawyer

Industries.

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