CMS launches 2024 legal seminar series for Scottish food & drink sector

CMS partner and IP specialist Neeraj Thomas

INTERNATIONAL law firm CMS has introduced the CMS Scotland Kernel series, a set of free-to-attend online seminars aimed at providing legal support to Scottish Food & Drink companies. The series, led by specialist lawyers from CMS’s Food & Drink team, will address key legal issues impacting the sector, including Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations, risks associated with class action lawsuits, and developments in Intellectual Property (IP).

The Food & Drink sector in Scotland, employing approximately 120,000 people and valued at £15 billion annually, will benefit from insights shared during the seminars. The first event, scheduled for February 28, will focus on ESG considerations in corporate investments and transactions within the sector. Subsequent seminars on April 30 and June 12 will delve into the risks of class action claims and highlight recent IP developments in the sector, respectively.

CMS partner and IP specialist Neeraj Thomas expressed enthusiasm for the seminar series, stating, “We’re delighted to launch this year’s seminar series which will support Scottish Food & Drink businesses by helping them get to grips with some of the key legal challenges facing the sector.”

The seminars, now in their third year, have been well-received by participants, offering valuable insights into core legal matters impacting businesses in the Food & Drink industry. The events are open to in-house lawyers and other professionals within Scotland’s thriving Food & Drink sector, providing a platform for engagement and knowledge-sharing.

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