K&L Gates Adds to Brussels Office with Food Law Partner

July 3, 2012
Brussels - The Brussels office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Sebastián Romero Melchor as a partner in its food, drugs, medical devices and cosmetics practice. Romero Melchor joins K&L Gates from Food Law Consultants, a Brussels-based boutique firm focused on European Union food and nutrition law, where he was founder and managing partner.

With previous experience in the European Commission and international law firms, Romero Melchor represents a wide variety of multinational firms and food and drink trade associations on such matters as EU regulatory law and policy, food labeling and advertising issues, product registration, and product liability, among others.

“K&L Gates combines a truly global food and drug practice with a pioneering government solutions strategy in Brussels, and this is what our clients are increasingly demanding,” said Romero Melchor. “I am very excited to join such a dynamic and forward-looking team and am confident that this move will allow my associate and me to strengthen our leading position in the food and nutrition law arena in the EU.”

Martin Lane, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner Europe, stated: “We are delighted to be adding a fifth partner to our growing Brussels office and further broadening our regulatory practice. Sebastián is a well-known player in the food law sector and we are particularly pleased to be adding to our capabilities in this exciting industry.”

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