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


Auckland
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. 

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

MANAGING LEGAL RISKS FOR FOOD BUSINESSES

John Barker

CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF JOHN BARKER'S RECENT FOOD INNOVATION NETWORK PRESENTATION "MANAGING LEGAL RISKS FOR FOOD BUSINESSES" 

Law is integral to all aspects of the food and beverage sectors: from the making and selling of products; to the development and protection of brands and innovations; to the management of key relationships. A working understanding of legal issues is essential for food and beverage businesses to avoid the risk of non-compliance and to protect their competitive advantage. This workshop surveys the key legal issues affecting the food and beverage sector, providing a useful overview for new entrants and a refresher for more experienced practitioners.

Wine Law in Context

D'Arcy Hooper

The University of Reims renowned Wine Law programme hosts the Wine Law in Context seminar series. John Barker’s contribution, Sectoral and Government Interaction in the International Regulation of Wine, explores the interaction between the sector and government across the web of institutions using two case studies specifically related to rules regarding oenological practices: the World Wine Trade Group Mutual Acceptance Agreement on Oenological Practices; and the OIV-led initiative regarding winemaking additives in China.  For a copy of the paper CLICK HERE.