Food & Drink is one of the largest and most successful sectors in Scotland.
In recent years, this has grown further to become a multi-million-pound industry. It reaches all corners of our communities and is one of the largest sector employers in Scotland.
Whilst there are huge opportunities, we appreciate the challenges facing businesses in this sector – from recruitment and staffing issues to the lingering effects of Brexit and Covid-19 to sustainability and supply chain issues. Through advising a broad client base, we have extensive experience with these issues. We are also Affiliate Members of Scotland Food & Drink and can provide a range of services to their members.
We act for clients across the entire supply chain – from farmers, producers and distributors to franchise owners, brewers and restaurant operators. We draw upon our legal expertise and understanding of the regulatory landscape and our practical experience gained from longstanding client relationships in the food and drink sector.
How we can help
The team comprises experts in corporate law, commercial property, intellectual property, employment and immigration. As a cross-disciplinary team, we provide joined-up, pragmatic legal advice to sector clients on the issues likely to affect their businesses.
Securing investment into new and existing businesses is a key area in this rapidly growing sector. We have acted for many clients in investment rounds, from small start-ups to multi-million-pound investments (including the investment made in our client, Eden Mill Distillers). We work on mergers and acquisitions in the sector and provide advice on more day-to-day matters such as supply contracts, website terms and conditions, brand protection, employment, immigration and commercial property.
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