The agrofood industry is going through a period of transformation based on technology and innovation and also concerns about quality, the environment and sustainability. Without neglecting ancestral knowledge and tradition, this industry is trying new creative and innovative responses and solutions and is seeking legal instruments and advice adapted to its new reality. New realities require new answers.

Abreu Advogados have an extensive experience in the entire food industry and agribusiness value chain, advising national and international clients on all aspects of their operations, including acquisitions, national and foreign investments, public offerings, joint ventures, cooperation agreements, funding and financing, international trade, land issues and technology licensing.

We advise companies involved in agribusiness, in the production, incorporation, merger and spin-off of agricultural and livestock companies; the support to cooperativism and to the development of the vineyard and wine business; the purchase and sale of rustic assets; the creation and fostering of partnerships aimed at the development and commercialization of agricultural products; the economic exploitation of hunting activities; the framework of bullfighting shows; the management of rural property, rural leasing, agricultural contracting, agricultural insurance, taxation, social security systems involving agricultural companies and workers; in the national and European agricultural financing and agrotourism.

Abreu Advogados also provides legal advice to the food sector, from the creation of businesses, to the establishment of distribution and marketing channels; from brand development to advertising;  from attention to regulatory and tax aspects to compliance with competition requirements; from import and export transactions to companies’ internationalization; from consumer protection to unfair competition; from labeling to food safety; from the admissibility of genetically modified organisms to legal requirements in food composition.

Our lawyers support companies’ activities, with permanent attention to the evolution of European and national regulations, as well as to the practice of regulatory authorities. The assistance provided by Abreu Advogados monitors all corporate activity, including the relationship with regulatory and inspection entities, as well as the representation in any administrative or judicial proceeding.

Operating in nine markets, our team is able to respond to the growing demands of the food industry and agribusiness in order to provide our clients with a complete legal assistance.

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