JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
We are engaged by major Australian and international corporations as legal counsel on their business activities, disputes and most challenging matters.
Established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm, JWS grew rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm.
The quality of our legal advice and service to clients is recognised through independent industry recognition and direct client feedback.
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JWS supports a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work, charitable donations and sponsorships.
In 2018, we celebrate 25 years of long-lasting relationships with our valued clients.
Our consumer goods practice is one of the leading FMCG practices in Australia, and we assist our clients in all aspects of their business from product development through to sales and consumer issues.
We represent many well-known FMCG companies with numerous household brands including Ferrero (ROCHER®, TIC TAC®, NUTELLA®), Pepsi (PEPSI®, SMITH’S®, TWISTIES®, SAKATA®) and Beiersdorf (NIVEA®, ELASTOPLAST®, LEUKO®).
We advise our clients on R&D agreements, compliance with relevant standards, brand development, labelling and packaging, manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, advertising agreements and advice on promotional activities including trade promotions.
We also advise clients on all aspects of laws and mandatory standards relating to consumer products including:
JWS advised Blackmores on its agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Catalent Australia Holding, which owns and operates a tablet and softgel manufacturing facility in Braeside, Victoria.
In a new case with strong echoes of Nurofen’s bruising $6 million encounter with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in December 2016 over its “pain specific” range, the ACCC...
A recent Federal Court decision provides further guidance on the use of the word 'natural' in product branding or advertising.