Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
Click here for more details

Belgium > Industry focus: Food > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings

Editorial

Who Represents Who

Find out which law firms are representing which Industry focus: Food clients in Belgium using The Legal 500's new comprehensive database of law firm/client relationships. Instantly search over 925,000 relationships, including over 83,000 Fortune 500, 46,000 FTSE350 and 13,000 DAX 30 relationships globally. Access is free for in-house lawyers, and by subscription for law firms. For more information, contact david.burgess@legal500.com.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WHO REPRESENTS WHO SITE

The food group at Allen & Overy LLP counts domestic and international food and beverage sector companies among its clients, as well as investors into this sector. The team advised Greenyard Foods on its €2.5bn auction bid for Dole Food. The department also acts for Vinventions and La Lorraine Bakery Group.

ALTIUS' agriculture and food group counts many well-known food and beverage brands among its clients and is frequently instructed to handle a range of corporate, commercial and IP-related issues. In a recent work highlight, the team acted for Moët Hennessy (Suisse) in trade mark infringement proceedings against an artist who sold textile goods bearing the Dom Pérignon mark.

The food and beverage sector practice at Bird & Bird frequently assists well-known companies with a range of local and multinational projects. The team acts for Dr. Oetker on a range of food regulatory, consumer law and IP matters. It was also instructed by ACN Europe to advise on the packaging, marketing and advertisement of several products, including cereal bars, meal replacement shakes and food supplements. Recently promoted counsel Nicolas Carbonnelle is a key name to note.

DLA Piper is instructed by a range of international food and beverage sector clients including Mondelēz International, Coca-Cola and Hard Rock Cafe. The team assisted Red Bull with its digital marketing strategy to EU customers, which included advising on data protection considerations. It also acts for SodaStream on a range of matters, including recent assistance with GDPR compliance, analysis of an IP dispute resulting from an advertisement, and the assessment of regulatory and other considerations for the marketing of beer syrup.

The 'very professional' food and beverage team at Loyens & Loeff attracts praise for its 'high knowledge in this branch of law'. Clients include Ferrero, Krones AG and Mondelēz International. Counsel Aude Mahy, who is 'a star' lawyer according to one client, jointly heads the Benelux practice alongside Bert Gevers.

Stibbe leverages its litigation, competition law, employment, IP and corporate expertise to act for a range of food and beverage sector clients. The group acted for the Belgian Chocolate Group on the negotiation of a global master license agreement with Le Grand Café Enterprises for the opening of The Belgian Chocolate Café stores worldwide. This included advising on trade mark protection both within Benelux and globally. In another work highlight, it was instructed by the Belgian Association of Waters and Soft Drinks in litigation against SodaStream for misleading advertising. It also assisted Anheuser-Busch InBev with the recall of defected glass beer bottles.

Interview with...

Law firm partners and practice heads explain how their firms are adapting to clients' changing needs

Interview with...

Law firm partners and practice heads explain how their firms are adapting to clients' changing needs

International Law Firm Networks

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments in Belgium

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to

Press Releases in Belgium

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to