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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. 

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Wine and beverage alcohol law

John Barker Law offers expertise and strategic understanding gained from more than sixteen years advising industry, government and the private sector on wine and beverage alcohol law and policy. We provide strategic legal and policy advice in the follow areas:

  • Production, labelling and export rules including the Wine Act 2003, the Food Act 2014 and the Australia New Zealand 
    Food Standards Code;
  • Sale and promotion of alcoholic beverages including the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and the Code for Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol;
  • Registration and protection of geographical indications;
  • Marketing and media law;
  • Supply and distribution contracts;
  • Excise and alcohol levies;
  • International trade rules;
  • Issues management.