Date: Dec 19, 2017
Keller and Heckman LLP’s Shanghai, China Office is ranked in the 2018 Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Guide in the category of Life Sciences (International Firms). Additionally, David Ettinger, partner in the firm’s Food and Drug practice and chief representative in the firm’s Shanghai Office, has attained the prestigious individual band ranking. These rankings further confirm Keller and Heckman’s international stronghold as a leader in the food, drug and packaging law industries.
Keller and Heckman’s Shanghai Office advises on a variety of compliance and regulatory matters such as the regulatory status of food and food-related products, drugs, cosmetics, health and consumer products, tobacco-related products, such as e-cigarettes, advertising and labelling, as well as obtaining clearances for new products and responding to challenges from regulatory authorities and consumer complaints on matters that range from product seizure and detention to food and consumer product recalls. Its lawyers and scientists have built relationships over the years with government officials, industry associations, market research and financial firms, and other groups throughout Asia. Clients value its "very responsive and very personalised client service" and its "availability at short notice." Its specialized team is noted for including scientists and lawyers with scientific backgrounds who assist clients entering the China market.
David Ettinger receives his inaugural Chambers band ranking, a step beyond last year’s Notable Practitioner status. This recognition reflects how well known he is for advising multinational companies on regulatory compliance and enforcement within Asian markets as well as the US and EU.
For over two decades Chambers has highlighted 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 effectiveness and achievements, experience, and value delivered to clients.
Keller and Heckman 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. The firm helps the world's most vital businesses achieve their objectives. A pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to legal issues involving safety assessments, Keller and Heckman has had an in-house scientific staff since 1971.