Food and agribusiness

Our global food and agribusiness lawyers have extensive experience focusing on the whole of the food and agribusiness value chain, advising clients worldwide on all aspects of their operations, including domestic and foreign investment acquisitions, initial public offerings, joint ventures, scientific cooperation agreements, international trade, land matters and technology licensing.

Advising a range of clients in the food and agribusiness sector, Norton Rose Fulbright’s ‘business oriented concise team’ specialises in soft commodities, food safety, labelling, M&A, investigations and employment matters.Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

We advise the full spectrum of industry players including companies involved in agribusiness and food production, processing and distribution, agrichemicals manufacturers, processors of agricultural commodities, manufacturers of precision farming equipment, alternative fuel producers, soft commodities traders and financial institutions.

With offices around the world, our global team is able to respond to the growing demands on the food and agribusiness industry – including increasingly complex regulatory requirements – to provide clients with complete legal coverage of the sector, from farm to fork.

Our soft commodities team has established a leading reputation in emerging and transitional markets, with extensive experience in the financing of the production, export, transport and warehousing of a vast range of soft commodities including tobacco, coffee, cocoa, sugar, grains and edible oils, paper, cotton, textiles and carbon credits.

Our areas of work include

  • Blockchain technology
  • Commodities
  • Contracts, including R&D and scientific cooperation agreements
  • Environmental law
  • Financial services
  • Food safety and regulatory matters
  • Investment funds
  • Joint ventures
  • M&A
  • Projects
  • Renewables
  • Retail and consumer markets
  • Sanctions and controls
  • Structured trade and commodity finance
  • Technology and innovation, including technology licensing and branding
  • WTO and international trade

Market recognitions

  • Legal 500 EMEA, The Netherlands: Food (Tier 1), The Legal 500, 2022


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