Legal Business

Client profile: Paul van Reesch, Coca-Cola Enterprises

The soft drink giant’s top European lawyer talks about value and facing pressure from the sugar lobby.

As a young man six months into his European travels, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) legal chief Paul van Reesch realised he literally had a cent to his name.

Fortunately he was offered a job as a temporary lawyer at CCE and never needed the funds to move back home to Australia. Now he’s worked for the soft drink giant’s UK manufacturing and distribution business for more than a decade.