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  1. EU regulatory: Food
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Geert Bovy's European food law group at Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL has been kept busy with labelling issues, advertising matters, product classification, and nutrition and health claims.

Hogan Lovells International LLP provides 'prompt, practical advice', combined with 'clear knowledge', on EU food compliance, lobbying and crisis management matters. EU feed law is another area of expertise. Senior EU Regulatory Affairs advisor Jacqueline Mailly leads the team, in which Elisabethann Wright and Hugo Paemen are noted.

At Jones Day, key practitioner Ursula Schliessner advised a food hygiene product provider on the regulatory status of a product used to disinfect sugar cane, and is assisting a manufacturer with the novel food status of lycopene.

Well known for its specialist focus on regulatory law, Keller and Heckman LLP's 'professional and dedicated' team is very strong in food, feed, and food contact matters. The group is adept at handling health claims, novel foods, labelling issues and food contact compliance matters, to name a few. Practice head Katia Merten-Lentz  is highly regarded in the market.

Loyens & Loeff’s team garners praise for its 'very thorough knowledge of food law’. Counsel Aude Mahy is 'a star; she has her finger on the pulse of the sector and is very responsive'. Bert Gevers and Yves Van Couter are also noted.

Bird & Bird's food practice has been advising clients on labelling issues, health claims, product classification and novel food matters, among other areas. Marc Martens and counsel Nicolas Carbonnelle are key contacts.

Covington & Burling LLP is also ranked.

Food contact compliance matters are a core strength in Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s food practice. The team also handles instructions concerning genetically modified foods. Anna Gergely is the key contact.

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