The Bund Center
Suite 3604
222 Yan'an Dong Lu
Shanghai 200002
P.R. China
Phone: +86 21 6335 1000
Fax: +86 21 6335 1618

Keller and Heckman LLP established an office in Shanghai to meet the rising demand for global regulatory advice from companies operating in Asia.  By combining a thorough understanding of trade and regulatory policymaking with expertise on the region’s diverse laws and regulations, we assist clients in developing global best practices and meeting regulatory requirements to market their products throughout Asia. 

Our Shanghai office provides legislative and strategic analysis on regulations throughout Asia in the areas of food, food packaging, drugs, dietary supplements, medical devices, pesticides, and industrial and specialty chemicals.  We keep our clients abreast of legislative and regulatory developments in countries throughout the region, such as:

  • Standards for Uses of Additives in Food Contact Materials and Articles (GB 9685) (Draft for Comments), published by China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission on January 20, 2015
  • The 37 new and revised National Food Safety Standards announced by China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission on Dec. 31, 2014, including the revised Standards for Uses of Food Additives (GB 2760-2014)
  • China’s revised Regulation on the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices, which became effective on June 1, 2014
  • Updated Food Additive Regulations promulgated by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and welfare on November 17, 2014
  • Standards and Specifications for Food Utensils, Containers and Packages promulgated by Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in December 2013
  • Taiwan’s Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation amended in December 2014
  • Malaysia’s Food Regulations, which were updated in January 2014

Keller and Heckman attorneys advise clients on the legal status of ingredients and finished products under all of the Asian regulatory schemes and assist them in obtaining pre-market clearance, where necessary. We also counsel clients on advertising and labeling regulations, including those related to nutrition and health claims, hygiene and inspection matters, and import/export certifications requirements.

Our lawyers and scientists have built relationships over the years with government officials, industry associations, market research and financial firms, and other groups throughout Asia.  Keller and Heckman is a member of the Chinese Food Additives Association, the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, and the American Chamber of Commerce South China.




The Bund Center is a 5 minute walk from the historical Bund waterfront, a 45 minute taxi ride from Pudong International Airport and a 25 minute taxi ride from the Hongqiao Airport. The building is an approximate 10 minute walk from Nanjing (E) Road Metro station on Metro line 2.