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Valerie Kenyon

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Always focusing on practical and commercial advice, Valerie's goal is to help companies to manage their risks and meet their business objectives. She is a dedicated senior product lawyer, motivated by all things product-related. As a partner and solicitor advocate, Valerie focuses on product litigation and product-related commercial, advisory, and compliance work and general commercial dispute resolution (litigation and ADR). She excels in tailor-made solutions for the complex world of products. Valerie has honed her skills in all issues relating to product commercialisation and resolving product challenges that arise in the global marketplace.

London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Valerie Kenyon - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: Product liability: defendant

Hogan Lovells International LLP  has an excellent track record defending clients in significant cases, including the PIP implants litigation, metal-on-metal hip cases, and tobacco claims matters. Its top-level client base includes British American Tobacco, Toshiba, Zimmer Biomet, and blue-chip tech companies. ‘Widely respected’ partner John Meltzer  ‘combines an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area with a keen appreciation of what is important to the client’.  In addition to his expertise in the life sciences sector, he also leads on matters involving tech companies, including Vodafone, who he is advising on product safety. Recently promoted partners and heads of practice Matthew Felwick  and Valerie Kenyon have been defending major clients across the life sciences and technology sectors: Felwick is defending TÜV Rheinland and its affiliates in the PIP case, and is defending Zimmer Biomet (formerly Biomet) against various claims brought across Europe and a group action concerning the early revision of all-metal prosthetic hip replacements, which was allegedly caused by adverse reactions to metal debris. Kenyon is providing ongoing regulatory and product liability advice to two innovative blue chip tech clients, as well as being part of the team advising on complex claims for heavy industry and consumer goods clients.

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