FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
This client profile requires lawyers with specific knowledge in the food industry because of the unique regulation regarding licenses and permits, designations of origin, or rustic leases among others; and by the particular nature of contracts with national and international suppliers and distributors.
Our firm has extensive experience in advising societies, family businesses and cooperatives related to the world of food and agriculture. Among our clients are cooperatives and wine cellars, important traders of pulses and cereals, or factories of sausages, hams and other meat products; with location throughout the national geography: Madrid, Castilla la Mancha, Castilla y León, Andalusia, etc.
We have a diversified team by subject to meet all the needs of companies dedicated to food and agriculture:
The food sector is booming, with a total turnover of close to 100,000 million euros in our country, encouraged by the commitment of farmers and entrepreneurs, increased exports and marketing of the Spain brand.
WE HELP YOU FROM THE CIVIL, COMMERCIAL AND TAX DEPARTMENT
- Advice on corporate matters and secretariat of the board of directors. Drafting of minutes, attendance at general meetings.
- Contract writing and negotiation advice with clients, partners and suppliers (franchise, concession, supply, lease, agency, leasing, renting, etc.) contracts.
- Competition Law
- Contests of creditors.
- Advice on mergers, divisions and acquisitions of companies and dealers, joint venture agreements and company restructuring.
- Advice on the fiscal impact of corporate operations and transfer prices.
- Advice on consumers and users.
- Claim to suppliers.
- Product Responsibility
- Advice on data protection, registration of files, security documents, consumer complaints, etc.
WE HELP YOU FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT
- Advice on obtaining administrative licenses and sector authorizations.
- Environmental advice.
- Advice on disciplinary procedures against the administration.
- Advice on obtaining public subsidies.
- Defense before the administration before claims by administrative route and before the courts of the administrative litigation.
WE HELP YOU WITH JUDICIAL PROBLEMS
- Drafting of claims, answering claims, complaints, appeals and other legal briefs for the defense of our clients before the courts of justice and arbitration courts.
- Claims against partners, liability claims against administrators, challenge of social agreements, claim of information and accounting documentation, etc.
- Claims on consumer and user issues.
- Resources of sanctions of public administrations.
- Assistance in proceedings before the courts of first instance.
- Assistance in proceedings before the courts of contentious-administrative.
- Assistance in proceedings before labor courts.
- Assistance in proceedings before the commercial courts.
- Assistance in proceedings before the courts of instruction and criminal matters.
WE HELP YOU FROM THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
- Compensation claim against insurers derived from claims, such as explosions, fires, floods, accidents of any nature, etc.
- Compensation claim against insurers derived from defective products.
WE HELP YOU FROM THE LABOR DEPARTMENT
- Advice on relations between company and employees. Hiring, dismissals, modification of working conditions, geographical or functional mobility, working time, disciplinary proceedings, salary system, social benefits, workers’ representatives, etc.
- Company restructuring, including negotiations in case of collective dismissals or collective employment suspensions (ERE and ERTES), as well as dismissals for duplicate positions.
- Collective negotiation. Advice on negotiations of collective agreements or changes in working conditions.
- Assistance in legal proceedings in all instances.
- Assistance to conciliations before official bodies.
- Assistance in administrative records.
- Assistance before the Labor and Social Security Inspection.
- Prevention of occupational hazards.
- Advice on social security.