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John Meltzer

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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.


London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

John Meltzer - 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. ‚ÄėWidely respected‚Äô partner John Meltzer¬† ‚Äėcombines an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area with a keen appreciation of what is important to the client‚Äô.¬† 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 T√úV 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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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Hogan Lovells International LLP has 'a truly global life sciences practice' with 'an impressive roster of household-name producer clients who know that they are guaranteed a Rolls-Royce service'. Matthew Felwick jointly heads  the life sciences team and is 'a particularly effective communicator', who 'has acted in many of the major life science product liability claims in the UK in recent years and is particularly popular with clients'. Fellow practice head Stephen Bennett is an expert in IP and recently acted for Eli Lilly in Supreme Court litigation against Actavis, whose generic version of the client's oncology product, Alimta, infringed upon the brand name drug. John Meltzer also focuses on contentious matters, but in the field of product liability, where he recently defended Zimmer Biomet against liability claims regarding its assessment of product conformity of breast implants with medical device safety standards. Also recommended is John Meltzer, who is 'one of the most widely respected lawyers in this field with unrivalled experience of major litigation'.

Hogan Lovells International LLP has 'a truly global life sciences practice' with 'an impressive roster of household-name producer clients who know that they are guaranteed a Rolls-Royce service'. Matthew Felwick jointly heads  the life sciences team and is 'a particularly effective communicator', who 'has acted in many of the major life science product liability claims in the UK in recent years and is particularly popular with clients'. Fellow practice head Stephen Bennett is an expert in IP and recently acted for Eli Lilly in Supreme Court litigation against Actavis, whose generic version of the client's oncology product, Alimta, infringed upon the brand name drug. John Meltzer also focuses on contentious matters, but in the field of product liability, where he recently defended Zimmer Biomet against liability claims regarding its assessment of product conformity of breast implants with medical device safety standards. Also recommended is John Meltzer, who is 'one of the most widely respected lawyers in this field with unrivalled experience of major litigation'.

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