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Expanding Environmental Law Practice Bolsters EU Capabilities with Strategic Lateral Hire

Brussels, Belgium - International regulatory law firm Keller and Heckman LLP welcomes the addition of associate, Ales Bartl, to the firm’s expanding Environmental Practice.

Ales has extensive experience with environmental and health and safety regulation, with a particular interest in EU regulation of chemicals and food, including representing clients in various procedures before the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

“Ales expands our capability to provide practical, efficient, and business-oriented regulatory advice in the EU chemicals and products area which will be greatly appreciated by our clients,” noted Herb Estreicher, Partner in Keller and Heckman’s Environmental Practice.

With the changes that are being forced onto society by COVID-19, it is important for stakeholders to be informed and prepared to adapt to whatever is on the horizon regarding Environmental and Chemical Control Law around the world. 

“Having gained ten years of experience in EU regulatory law, transitioning to Keller and Heckman as a truly regulatory law hub has been a logical step,” said Ales. “I look forward to reinforcing Keller and Heckman’s Environmental Health and Safety practice and I am delighted to work in a dedicated law firm with strong scientific expertise from their in-house scientific staff. “

Ales received his Master In Law from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and his Ph.D. from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

About Keller and Heckman

Keller and Heckman has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, public policy, and litigation, serving both domestic and international clients. With offices in Washington, DC, Brussels, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Boulder the firm helps the world's most vital businesses achieve their objectives. A pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving, Keller and Heckman has had an in-house scientific staff since 1971 that works closely with the firm's attorneys on matters of technical complexity.