Date: Mar 12, 2020
Keller and Heckman has been ranked Band 1 in the 2020 Chambers and Partners Europe Guide in the category of Regulatory: Agro/Food Europe-wide. Additionally, Katia Merten-Lentz, a partner in the firm’s food and drug practice, continues her “Spotlight Table” ranking within the same guide and category.
Along with its inclusion in the Chambers Europe Guide, Keller and Heckman’s international food and drug practice garners rankings in the Chambers USA Guide and Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide. These rankings further demonstrate Keller and Heckman’s international standing as a leader in the food, drug, and packaging law industries.
For the third year in a row, Katia Merten-Lentz received a position in the Chambers Spotlight Table in the Europe Guide under the category Regulatory: Agro/Food Europe-wide. A Spotlight Table ranking is available when a Chambers category does not assign the traditional numerical Band rankings. Katia is one of only five attorneys to receive this individual ranking. Based in Brussels, Belgium she is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bars and leads the firm’s EU food and feed law practice with a strong focus on food innovation regulations, particularly concerning GMO’s.
With offices strategically located in Brussels and Paris, Keller and Heckman’s internationally recognized European Food and Drug practice provides legal advice to food and food packaging clients, including trade associations, on a comprehensive array of legal and regulatory issues. They promote, protect, and defend products made by the spectrum of industries regulated under national, international, and EU food law, advising the world’s largest and most prestigious food manufacturing, food processing, recycled products, and waste conglomerates.
Keller and Heckman’s Food and Drug practice provides resources to the industries they serve through timely, informative blogs and websites. For almost two decades, Keller and Heckman has hosted the premier online resource for the global packaging industry, PackagingLaw.com. This website provides a wide range of information on international laws and regulations that affect packages and packaging materials, including news articles on current issues affecting the industry, in-depth features, an ‘Ask an Attorney’ feature, and links to packaging industry and government websites. The Daily Intake is a daily news blog for businesses interested in staying current on breaking news and pressing issues that affect the food and dietary supplement industries in the U.S. and around the world. In addition, Keller and Heckman’s Tomorrow’s Food and Feed blog includes information and analysis on key issues affecting companies that import, manufacture, market, and distribute food and feed in the EU.
Chambers and Partners highlights the uppermost tiers of legal performance, establishing those selected for inclusion in its Band categories as leaders in their respective fields. Chambers relies on extensive client feedback in addition to robust, independent research to determine its rankings. Both practices and independent attorneys are ranked based on achievements, experience, and value delivered to clients.
A pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to legal issues, Keller and Heckman has had an in-house scientific staff since 1971. The firm has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. With offices in Washington, D.C., Brussels, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Paris, Keller and Heckman assists the world's most vital businesses in achieving their objectives.