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Widely regarded as one of the UK’s top product liability defence lawyers, John has acted in high profile Group Actions in the High Court relating to the Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine, Tobacco, Vioxx, Blood Products, All Metal Hips and Niger Delta Oil Spills.

John gives litigation and risk management advice to global companies and trade associations in a range of industries including life sciences, oil and gas, telecommunications, food and beverages, consumer goods and transport. He has also worked with clients to co-ordinate the defence of cross-border product liability claims in over 35 jurisdictions, including claims in the U.S., Canada, Australia and various countries in Europe.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

(Leading individuals)

John MeltzerHogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP is home to a blend of IP litigation, product liability, regulatory and transactional skills backed up by the firm’s global network and is consequently highly rated for ‘a well-rounded‘ service. Stephen Bennett has a focus on contentious cases involving patent protection and dealing with SPCs and generics (he headed the team that was successful in the landmark UK Supreme Court decision for Eli Lilly in relation to generic attacks on its oncology product). John Meltzer  and Matthew Felwick are well known for their specialism in relation to product liability in the life sciences sector, and counsel Jane Summerfield deals with regulatory matters relating to clinical trials, marketing authorisations, manufacturing and distribution.

London > Insurance > Product liability: defendant

(Hall of Fame)

John MeltzerHogan Lovells US LLP

The team at Hogan Lovells International LLP is regularly instructed in high-profile product liability disputes, which frequently involve multi-party and multi-jurisdictional elements. Clients also praise the group’s expertise in scientific and technical issues, particularly in the life sciences area. ‘Top-tier expert‘ John Meltzer has an excellent market reputation for his ability to handle the full gamut of product liability matters, from risk management to litigation. Valerie Kenyon‘s specialisation is in the technology sector and she co-heads the firm’s global internet of things working group. Meltzer and Kenyon jointly lead the team with Matthew Felwick; he and Richard Welfare are noted for their automotive and food expertise respectively. Consultant Caroline Moore is involved in many of the group’s most significant cases. Ruth Grant retired.