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Beiten Burkhardt acts for a variety of importers, exporters and public sector clients on the full spectrum of food hygiene, food safety, traceability and labelling issues.
Peter Bogaert heads Covington & Burling LLP’s practice, which recently represented the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association in a health claims matter before the General Court. Genevieve Michaux is also recommended.
Hogan Lovells International LLP’s responsive team ‘understands the needs of the food industry’, and provides ‘clear, practical advice’ on food recalls, health claims, GMOs and crisis management. This ‘strong young team’ includes Jacqueline Mailly, who provides ‘outstanding service’ and is ‘willing to go the extra mile for clients’. Elisabethann Wright is also recommended.
At Mayer Brown, Jean-Philippe Montfort and of counsel Sébastien Louvion advise clients on international food recalls, product defence, and food contact compliance. Clients include 3M Belgium, Tetra Pak and Total Petrochemicals.
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP’s team is ‘fast’, ‘precise’ and ‘very professional’, and represents multinational conglomerates, baby food producers and dietary supplements companies on food contact, packaging and allergen labelling regulations. Brussels managing partner Ursula Schliessner is ‘an outstanding performer’ with ‘a scientific yet hands-on, business-minded approach’.
Maurits Lugard heads Sidley Austin LLP’s practice, which advises pharmaceuticals companies, food associations and packaging firms on matters including health claims, food contact material and adverse event reporting in relation to food supplements. Arnoud Willems recently advised Kerry BioScience on trade regulations concerning tartaric acid.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s food contact specialist Anna Gergely has a busy advisory and contentious practice acting for food and chemicals manufacturers. She successfully represented Microban at the General Court in a case concerning food contact plastics. Darren Abrahams advised a dietary supplements company on market access.
Counsel Katia Merten-Lentz heads Van Bael & Bellis’ group, which advises clients on food regulations at EU, French and Belgian level. It frequently advises large food producers on health claims, labelling, allergens, and traceability.