Bryan Cave recognized early that the life and agricultural science industries would be the leading technology of the 21st century, critical to the health and well-being of mankind. The firm’s Agribusiness, Ag Biotechnology and Food Processing Practice Group was formed to counsel clients in the important business of producing food and medicine. The firm now has years of experience and a large and diverse client base in this area.
Some examples of matters handled recently by the Agribusiness, Ag Biotechnology and Food Processing Practice Group include:
- Regulatory issues, including environmental and antitrust
- Domestic and international mergers and acquisitions
- Commercial finance and restructuring
- Commercial transactions
- Licensing (in and out)
- Funded research and development agreements
- Real estate transactions
- Formation issues for start-ups such as venture capital, commercial agreements and intellectual property protection
Members of the Agribusiness, Ag Biotechnology and Food Processing Practice Group bring to the table a wealth of knowledge in corporate transactions and general commercial work coupled with real industry experience in how food is grown, processed, marketed and distributed. We have drafted dozens of biotech research and development agreements and licenses focusing on high-value and identity-preserved agricultural products.
Although we work within a specialized area, group members have the full resources of Bryan Cave behind them. Our 24-office, international law firm has more than 1,100 lawyers linked by technology and our “One Firm” approach to get the job done right. We work closely with attorneys in the antitrust, environmental, consumer regulatory (food labeling and safety), international, commercial finance, corporate finance, litigation and intellectual property areas.
We can assist existing and emerging companies in the agribusiness and life science industries who are preparing and refining new technologies for the market. Bryan Cave lawyers provide science and manufacturing-based companies with advice and resources for domestic and international commercial alliances, strategic planning, product development, intellectual property strategy and management, asset acquisition and mergers, identification of complimentary technologies and transition management. In the finance and transactions areas, we bring in lawyers with specific, industry-related venture capital and merger and acquisition experience. No matter where you enterprise falls in the food chain, our lawyers have the skills to take you farther.