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Squire Patton Boggs

Germany > Consumer goods and food law Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs' client portfolio consists of various food companies with a focus on spirits, breweries and beverage manufacturers; in a recent highlight, the group obtained a favourable ruling on the legality of German balsamic vinegar before the ECJ. With over 30 years of experience in the food sector, Frankfurt-based practice head Christofer Eggers advises on competition and regulatory law, IP and copyright and is valued for his 'quick perception'. Trademark and copyright specialist Reinhard Lange is another key contact.

Practice head(s):


‘Quick perception, wonderful sparring partner for ideas and open-hearted exchange over the phone. Everything can be used directly. The written explanations are always 100% directly usable. Optimal efficiency. Thinks for the client. Sees itself as part of the whole. Optimal support.’

Key clients

Andros Deutschland

Ankerkraut GmbH


Beam Suntory Deutschland GmbH

Campari Deutschland GmbH

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli GmbH

Fuchs Gewürze GmbH


Krombacher Brauerei Bernhard Schadeberg GmbH & Co. KG

Schweppes Deutschland GmbH

Zott SE

Zott SE & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Represented Andros Germany in the sugar cartel lawsuit.
  • Advising spice manufacturer Ankerkraut GmbH on food and trademark law issues.
  • Represented BALEMA GmbH in court proceedings on the question of whether German balsamic vinegar is allowed (Federal Court of Justice and European Court of Justice) – much-discussed consulting success worldwide.

The firm: Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet.

The firm gives clients a voice, supports their ambitions and is committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes.

With a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 47 offices across 20 countries, Squire Patton Boggs provides unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. The firm delivers a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.

The firm offers solutions shaped by a clear, commercially-focused understanding of clients’ business. Its robust and open culture enables the firm to find the right answers quickly and effectively from committed teams who understand the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges at hand. Recognising the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today, the firm has a unique mix of world-renowned lobbying and political capabilities supporting clients across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Squire Patton Boggs advises a diverse mix of clients – from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations – whom the firm places at the core of everything it does.

Aerospace, defence and government services
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Tax strategy and benefits
Transportation, shipping and logistics
Contact : Mark Ruehlmann (chairman/global CEO)
Contact : Horst Daniel (managing partner)
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