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City-Yuwa Partners provides a wide range of legal services to clients with food businesses. Specifically, we have a wealth of experience and a strong track record for legal services for food wholesalers (business operators handling general receivables and sales and consigning manufacture of private brand products), franchise stores handling food, and e-commerce businesses with food delivery.

In the case of food business, accounts receivable transactions are conducted on the premise of numerous sales of small lots of products, and adjusting the scope of liability, including the handling of food expiration dates, is necessary. Such business is unique and requires specialized knowledge and experience in food business-related legal matters.

City-Yuwa Partners has extensive experience and achievements in legal services for clients engaged in food business with the drafting and review of contracts related to food products sales, advice on the regulation of food business licenses under the Food Sanitation Act, advice on recalls, advice and risk control for the Product Liability Act and the Act against  Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations and other consumer-related standards, and routine advice on legal issues related to the manufacture and sale of private brand products (both the Product Liability Act and the Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, etc. to Subcontracting  apply).

In addition, we provide a wide range of legal support for business development of clients with food businesses, such as advice on regulations and contract execution related to new businesses, advice on franchise businesses in Japan and overseas, joint ventures, and M&A projects related to food businesses. Furthermore, in food business, we have extensive experience and achievements in dealing with various disputes related to sales transactions, debt collection, and lawsuits related to the Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade. In addition, we have many lawyers with experience serving as members of corporate reform committees and outside corporate auditors in relation to scandals.

Attorneys handling this practices


Have experience in lawsuits, disputes, and daily legal consultations for restaurant chains.