The food industry is one of the most rapidly developing sectors in the FSU region. While some countries already achieve high added value through the processing of primary production, not least due to strict localisation requirements, in others the processing industry must assert itself in free competition. In order to protect consumers, food producers are subject to relatively high regulation, both in terms of production, packaging, advertising and distribution.

We assist our clients with:

  • Registration and protection of trademarks, patents and designs
  • Distribution agreements and pricing structures
  • Competition law issues
  • Labelling obligations
  • Use of special seals and labels such as "eco", "bio", "organic", "for children" and others
  • Export/import of food
  • Consumer rights Protection
  • E-commerce
  • Training for legal and marketing departments on advertising and distribution


Svetlana Shtopol

Partner, Kazakhstan