01/08/2009 11:51:09 AM EST
Ursula Schliessner, Managing Partner, Long & Aldridge (Brussels)
Ursula Schliessner is the managing partner for the McKenna, Long & Aldridge’s Brussels office. Her practice focuses on European Community regulatory law, with an emphasis on environmental, food, biotech, workers' health & safety and product safety regulatory matters.
Ursula advises companies on regulatory compliance issues, product authorizations, circulation and labeling across the European Union. Ursula represents individual corporations and trade associations across numerous industry sectors, including food, chemicals (REACH), biocides, minerals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, electronics, medical devices, textiles and toys. Her practice includes specific counseling and advice on borderline product issues, including in the area of food, biocides, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and personal protective equipment.
Ursula has over 17 years experience in EU regulatory matters. She also handles product recalls, assists in the environmental aspects of acquisitions, and assists in advocacy strategies. Her high-profile cases include two successfully completed EU marketing authorizations of genetically modified corn under Directive 90/220 (now 2001/18), and several successfully concluded EU notifications and authorizations of novel foods under the EU's Novel Food Regulation 258/97.
Ursula was recently recognized by PLC Which Lawyer? ( 2008 Yearbook Edition; European Union, one out of four Highly recommended Individuals for EU Environmental Law), PLC Life Science Cross - Border Handbook (2007-2008 Edition; Highly recommended for EU Life Science: Regulatory), Chambers Europe 2006/2007 as the lead partner responsible for the success of the firm's Regulatory and Public Affairs practice group in Brussels. She has also been acknowledged by Global Counsel 3000 (2003/4 Edition; Belgium, European Union, Life Sciences section; one out of three Leading Individuals for Life Sciences), The European Legal 500 (2001 Edition; Belgium, EU section, in particular recommended for Food and Drugs), European Counsel Life Science Industry Report (2003 Edition, one out of three leading for Life Sciences: Regulatory; 2004/2005 and 2005/2006 Edition, one out of four leading for Regulatory), and Euromoney Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Environment Lawyers (2000 and 2005 Editions).