Manufacturing & Supply Chain

We understand the critical importance of building and maintaining resilient supply chains. Our lawyers lead and negotiate contracts covering the entire spectrum of procurement, manufacturing and distribution of durable goods and consumer products, providing deal support relating to the production, distribution, sale and marketing of food, beverage, cannabis and consumer packaged goods.

We can support you across your manufacturing and supply-chain needs, including :

  • Negotiating contracts with critical suppliers and distributors
  • Developing tools and templates for supply chain and distribution contracts
  • Advising clients on managing your customer/supplier relationships in ways that support superior performance
  • Supporting clients in disputes with supply chain and distribution partners, including disputes over contractual performance obligations, product supply disruption, warranty claims, product recalls, indemnification and misappropriation of intellectual property rights
  • Advising clients on implementing business continuity and disaster recovery plans, including considering the relevant contractual, regulatory and other legal perspectives
  • Supporting clients to reduce the risk of liability or reputational damage from non-compliance by suppliers or distributors with cybersecurity and privacy laws, health and safety laws, product and service standards, and anti-bribery-and-corruption laws
  • Supporting clients with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs, including in sustainability and ethical sourcing
  • Advising clients on issues arising from their franchise, dealer or distribution networks