We offer a comprehensive set of services in relation with food and health law including :

- Monitoring the legislation: building a thesaurus of the regulatory output of all origins (domestic, WTO and other international organisations) relevant to the Client’s products or services Following any trend, preparatory work and incoming legislation;

- Advising: advising on matters corporate, commercial, distribution, agency, franchise, intellectual property (including transfers of know-how and protection of trade secret), joint-ventures and strategic alliance arrangements, acquisitions and restructuring;

- Defending: assisting our clients in the prevention and resolution of conflict through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or failing this, the monitoring of a lawsuit.

- Creating goodwill: creating a general goodwill environment for our clients, its members (if a producers’ or trade association) and its products and services by liaising with the regulatory agencies, NGO’s and other groups and allies. Setting up an inventory of regulatory agencies competent or influential in matters related to our client’s products or services.


Philippe Girard-Foley is well versed in these matters, having been pro bono adviser to the People’s Republic of China State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and for over ten years a member of the Steering Committee/Main Board of the Foreign Spirits Producers Association (FSPA) a lobby group dedicated to market access in China, and of the International Federation of Spirits Producers (IFSP) the world-wide anti-counterfeit association for the spirits industry.

News of the firm

September 2018


  1. Philippe GIRARD-FOLEY has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) for arbitrating on 2-4 March 2018 in the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot for the... [+]
September 2016

Bio milk

  1. At the time when milk producers go through especially hard times, the business of "bio" milk is flourishing. Consumer demand exceeds supply, prices are high and everybody is happy. Production... [+]
August 2016

Disposable cups, glasses and plates

  1. A French Decree dated 30th August 2016 has provided a definition of what "disposable" means (intended for one use only) and what "making available" means (it can be for free or for a... [+]