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Keller and Heckman LLP

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Chairman and Managing Partner: Richard F. Mann
Languages: English, French

FIRM OVERVIEW:
From their EU offices in Brussels and Paris, Keller and Heckman provides counselling and litigation services for highly regulated industries, such as the food, food packaging, drug, cosmetic, and chemical industries.

Companies doing business in Europe face an intricate web of rules and regulations, applied by European and national administrations and interpreted by European and national courts. Keller and Heckman provides up-to-date, practical advice on how these different rules affect companies and industries and how business goals are achieved whilst complying with these rules.

Keller and Heckman’s reputation is based on their ability to solve problems and to deliver tailor-made solutions in some of the most novel and challenging areas of scientific and commercial innovation and development.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Food
Keller and Heckman represents and provides legal advice to food and beverage clients, including trade associations, on a comprehensive array of legal and regulatory issues. For their clients they promote, protect, and defend products made by the spectrum of industries regulated under international and EU food law. The firm routinely advises the world’s largest and most prestigious food manufacturing and food processing conglomerates.

Food Packaging
Keller and Heckman has an internationally-recognised, comprehensive food packaging law practice, which also encompasses related areas, such as packaging waste, biocides and other environmental legislation, packaging materials used for drugs and cosmetics, and materials intended for contact with drinking water. The firm represents clients in all areas of packaging, including those in paper and board, plastics, active and intelligent packaging, rubber, silicones, cork, printing inks, adhesives, and coatings industries, in addition to companies operating in the recycled products, waste, and drinking water contact materials industries.

REACH
Keller and Heckman provides a range of services designed to assist companies in complying with REACH obligations. They advise both individual corporations and consortia on chemical regulatory compliance, breach of contractual and legal requirements, dispute resolution (including mediation and arbitration), and litigation issues. They also assist with disputes between private parties as well as disputes between private parties and public authorities.

Biocides and Pesticides
Keller and Heckman has in-depth experience counseling clients on the regulation of biocides and pesticides. They help clients develop product approval programs and prepare registration applications and technical product dossiers. In addition, they help clients defend existing markets.

Keller and Heckman counsels clients within the full scope of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), regularly assisting clients in developing strategies to obtain authorisation to market biocidal products in the EU. They also advise clients on obtaining rights of access to data for dossier submission, conducting comparative assessment of actives, and obliging Member State authorities to comply with their BPR requirements.

Nanotechnology
Keller and Heckman helps clients assess regulatory requirements and obtain regulatory clearances for nanomaterials, as well as provide advice on market access, product safety and product defense issues. The firm monitors legislative and policy developments impacting nanotechnology and support efforts to create a regulatory environment that encourages innovation. In relation to nanotechnology, the firm advises clients on insurance and re-insurance, financing, and intellectual property issues.

PRACTICE AREAS
Advertising and Promotion
Antitrust
Biotechnology
Business Counseling and Transactional
California's Proposition 65
Chemical Control
REACH
International
TSCA
Employment and Labor
Environmental
Fuels
Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation
Food & Drug
Cannabis, Hemp, and Cannabinoids (CBD)
Food Litigation
Tobacco and E-Vapor
Government Relations
Health and Safety Compliance Audit
Insurance Coverage
Food Recall Insurance Coverage
Intellectual Property
International Regulatory Affairs
Litigation
Nanotechnology Strategy, Regulation and Defense
Pesticides
Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
Privacy, Data Security and Digital Media
Product Safety
Product Stewardship, Green Chemistry, and Sustainability
REACH
Telecommunications
Trade and Professional Associations
Transportation
Workplace Safety and Health

OFFICES:

Brussels, Belgium

Avenue Louise 54
1050 Brussels Belgium
Phone: +32 (0) 2 645 5000
Fax: +32 (0) 2 645 5050

Paris, France
120 Rue La Boétie
75008 Paris France
Phone: +33 (0) 1 86 26 19 40
Fax: +33 (0) 1 86 26 19 31

International Offices:
United States of America (Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA) and China (Shanghai).