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FGvW expands product liability and food law practice - Hildegard Schöllmann joins as Local Partner in Cologne

Hildegard Schöllmann (45) will strengthen our product liability practice in the areas of food and consumer goods law as Local Partner as of December 1, 2021. In addition, Hildegard Schöllmann will further promote the comprehensive advice in food and consumer goods law issues at our Cologne office.

Hildegard Schöllmann has been advising national and international companies on all issues of food law, consumer goods law and cosmetics law as well as in complementary areas of law such as competition law since 2008. She comprehensively accompanies product developments with regard to their composition, labeling as well as their advertising and protectability. She also specializes in the development of viable concepts for food law compliance, including advice on risk and complaint management as well as in recall and damage cases. She represents companies in disputes with competitors and authorities, including criminal and sanction proceedings. Hildegard Schöllmann is currently a partner in the law firm KWG Rechtsanwälte in Gummersbach/Brussels, which specializes in food law and related areas of law.

"With Hildegard Schöllmann, we are once again significantly strengthening our successful product liability practice with a special focus on food law. In the future, we will be able to support our clients even more comprehensively", explains Carsten Laschet, Managing Partner. "With the addition of Hildegard Schöllmann, we are successfully continuing our growth course to date," adds our Managing Partner Barbara Mayer.

"I am very pleased to be able to further advance the close integration of product liability law with food law in the team of Tobias Lenz and Carsten Laschet and to contribute my particular expertise in food law in the emerging environment at FGvW. The personnel and professional line-up at FGvW makes it possible to offer comprehensive and sustainable consulting concepts tailored to the needs of food retailers as well as food manufacturers and product liability insurers. In this way, we help to mitigate the risks in crisis and recall scenarios - along the entire value chain," emphasizes Hildegard Schöllmann.

Carsten Laschet
Barbara Mayer

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