Food & Nutrition

The food and nutrition industry is, with good cause, a highly regulated and publicly supervised area of business. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the legal background for the production, import and distribution of respective products and raw material in Japan.

Our firm has a wide variety of experience in providing legal advice to companies in the Food and Nutrition Industry, especially in all aspects regarding cross-border transactions (buy-side and sell-side M&A and Joint-Ventures), the import of foreign products into Japan and the sale of Japanese products in Germany as well as transnational supply, customer and cooperation agreements.

In one striking example, our team has been able to persuade the Japanese Authorities to change their interpretation of a regulation regarding certain food additives, which were formerly forbidden in Japan, under equal treatment aspects and by doing so enabled our clients to sell their product in the Japanese market.

Some areas in which we can provide legal advice:

  • Product liability
  • Regulatory Questions
  • Introduction of products into a foreign market
  • (Cross-Border) Trade
  • Competition Law