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Keller and Heckman LLP

Regulatory & Public Affairs

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What the team is known for

Market-leading food and agriculture practice with impressive experience advising clients on food safety regulations. Acts for an enviable list of household names on product labelling and nutrition claims, as well as representing clients in contentious files relating to international food standards. Further assists with market access for novel food items. Offers expertise in matters concerning REACH and biocide regulations.

Strengths

Sources say the firm is "widely respected in this area" and has "a very well-known food practice."

Work highlights

Acting for the International Chewing Gum Association on a continuous basis, including advising on international food standards under the framework of the Codex Alimentarius.

Notable practitioners

Katia Merten-Lentz focuses her practice on food regulatory issues throughout the life-cycle of the product. This includes advising on areas from food labelling to novel foods, food standards and contamination. A source says: "She is very good," further noting that "she stands out at EU level."

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Overview

Keller and Heckman’s internationally recognized European Food and Drug Practice focuses on food and feed law and food contact law. These dynamic teams are fully integrated with Keller and Heckman’s offices in the United States (Washington, D.C. and San Francisco) and China (Shanghai). Thanks to Keller and Heckman’s internal organization and the presence of multiple offices, the Food and Drug Practice is a global team, offering clients integrated solutions around the clock. The level of global integration in combination with the specialist legal and technical food & feed law and food contact expertise singles the firm out in the entire EU. It is the reason why multinationals continuously and regularly (almost on daily basis) instruct Keller and Heckman with complex, high-end legal work.

Keller and Heckman is the only law firm in Europe with both a dedicated Food & Feed Law Team (litigation included) and a Food Contact Team – with both lawyers and scientists specialized in those two fields.

The Food & Feed Law and Food Contact Teams are composed of members with different nationalities to serve a wide range of international clients. Together, the team members speak the main languages of the EU.

Regulatory & Public Affairs Department

Keller and Heckman LLP

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Avenue Louise 54

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

1050

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Regulatory: Agro/Food


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