Food Law

Food is the most basic fuel for any society. With modern technologies comes an ever more complex system for producing, packaging & transporting food before it ultimately ends up on the consumer's plate. FLI NET's food law practice is highly experienced in advising clients across the entire food value chain. The group covers the needs of the food industry. Our experts represent domestic and international food industry clients in all matters related to food law.

Head of Practice Group

Giorgio Rusconi

Personal Background

Giorgio has acquired significant experience in the field of food law, assisting his clients in connection with product liability matters, labeling and advertising, and applicable legislation, as well as in litigation, providing legal advice, among others, within advertising projects or for the creation of labels, both at the national and international level (for instance verifying the presence of all information required by law, the choice of a trade name, the wording adopted, or ensuring that the label bears no misleading nutritional claim), providing assistance both out of court in drafting contracts for companies operating at all levels in food industry, and in litigation before all authorities responsible for controlling food hygiene and safety.

Giorigio is one of the founders and permanent members of the Board of Food Lawyers' Network e. V (FLN) established in 2007 with Krell Weyland Grube Law Firm in Germany. Giorgio was also invited by Harvard Law School to participate at the Food, Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical Device Law Course in 2013.

Publications:Functional Food. A synopsis of the legal framework in the European Union and selected other countries, Boin G., Conte-Salinas N., Grube M., Rusconi G. (Eds.), Krell Weyland Grube, 2011

 

Law Firm Background

Mondini Rusconi offers legal services within the sector of food law, assisting some leading manufacturers in the market, trade associations and service providers as well as one of the major Italy-based multinational food companies. Mondini Rusconi offers a wide range of services and advice in relation to all aspects of the food-processing industry, "from the farm to the fork", from animal feed to food for human consumption as well as dietary supplements. In particular, Mondini Rusconi food law team assists clients on product liability, labelling and advertising, regulatory matters, and litigation, providing legal advice, among others, in national and cross-border advertising or labelling projects, in connection with the inclusion of information required by law, the choice of a trade name, the language used, or checking that a label is not misleading (e.g. nutritional claims).

Panel of Cross-border Specialists

Country/Firm Specialist
India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Shardul Shroff Email
David Lowe Email

In-Country Experts

Country/Firm Lawyer(s) Links
Azerbaijan
BM Morrison Partners LLC
Mustafa Salamov Mustafa Salamov bio WEB
Belarus
Vlasova Mikhel & Partners
Konstantin  Mikhel Konstantin Mikhel bio WEB
Croatia
Currently updating
Czech Republic
Havel & Partners
Jan Koval Jan Koval bio WEB
Hungary
Oppenheim
Zoltan Marosi Zoltan Marosi
Márton Melléthei-Barna
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India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Shardul Shroff Shardul Shroff
Indonesia
Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono
Rusmaini Lenggogeni Rusmaini Lenggogeni
Ade B. Adamy
Christina Natalia Soela
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Italy
Studio Legale Mondini Rusconi
Giorgio Rusconi Giorgio Rusconi bio WEB
Philippines
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
Enrique T. Manuel Enrique T. Manuel
Maria Teresa D. Mercado-Ferrer
Cecile Margaret E. Caro-Selvaggio
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Republic of Korea
Hankyul Law Group
Heejeh Kim Heejeh Kim
Boknam Yun
Mira Sun
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Spain
Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD)
Jesus Martrat Jesus Martrat bio WEB
Vietnam
VILAF
Duyen Vo Ha Duyen Vo Ha bio WEB
Portugal
MGRA & Associados
Bruno Lobato Bruno Lobato bio WEB