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John Barker Law
+64 21 798 353
PO Box 224
Shortland Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

New Zealand

+64 (0)21 798 353

John Barker Law is a boutique firm offering strategic legal and policy expertise to the food and beverage sector with a special emphasis on wine and other alcoholic beverages.

Combining specialised legal skills with extensive experience in government and industry, John Barker Law delivers strategic and outcome-focussed advice to clear the regulatory pathway from production through to the global market. 


Production & Marketing Law

John Barker Law offers a wealth of first-hand experience in this area of the law from leading the implementation of the Wine Act (a prototype for the Food Act), to drafting widely-used industry guides for labelling and production compliance, to the provision of timely crisis management advice for individual companies and organisations. We provide strategic legal and policy advice in the follow areas:

  • Food safety and suitability including the Food Act 2014 and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code;
  • Labelling and marketing including the Food Act 2014, the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and the Fair Trading Act;
  • Supply and distribution contracts;
  • International trade rules;
  • Issues management.