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Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL’s European food law group, which is led by Geert Bovy, has expertise spanning product classification, nutrition and health claims, labelling issues and advertising. It recently advised a Belgium-based food processing company on regulatory matters connected to its European expansion.

Jacqueline Mailly’s group at Hogan Lovells International LLP has expertise in compliance, crisis management, litigation and lobbying matters. Elisabethann Wright and Hugo Paemen are also key contacts.

Jones Day’s practice has ‘excellent scientific knowledge’, with key contact Ursula Schliessnervery strong’. The team provides ongoing advice to Lycored in novel food issues. Other areas of expertise include food labelling, contamination and health claims.

Regulatory specialist Keller and Heckman LLP is ‘synonymous with food law’. Group head Katia Merten-Lentz advises major multinationals across a wide range of labelling, health claims, novel foods and food crisis management. Clients include Air France and the International Chewing Gum Association.

Loyens & Loeff’s ‘very responsive and professional group’ impresses with its ‘strong expertise in all aspects of food law’. Counsel Aude Mahy is ‘an expert in the field’ and advises on health claims, labelling, advertising and food safety, among other matters. Bert Gevers and Yves Van Couter are also key contacts.

The ‘outstanding’ group at Bird & Bird has ‘great business sense’. Among its recent work, group head Marc Martens and recently promoted counsel Nicolas Carbonnelle advised Juice Plus+ on various food supplements and labelling issues. Dr. Oetker, Creta Farm and Kraft Heinz are also clients.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s food practice sits within its environment and life sciences department. Food contact compliance is a sweet spot, with Anna Gergely recommended in this area.

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