Rachida Semail: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Rachida Semail

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone32 (0) 2 645 5094

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Practice Areas

  • Biocidal Products Regulation - BPR
  • Biotechnology
  • Food & Drug
  • Tobacco
  • International Regulatory Affairs
  • Nanotechnology Strategy, Regulation and Defense
  • Product Safety
 
Law SchoolUniversité des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse, J.D., 1992
 
Admitted1994, Paris
 
Biography

Rachida Semail joined Keller and Heckman in 1999. She is a Partner in the Brussels, Belgium office, affiliated with the Paris bar (France).

Ms. Semail assists clients with food packaging matters, particularly with the establishment of suitable EU status for articles and materials intended for food contact. Ms. Semail has extensive experience on subject matters not harmonized at the EU level, as is the case in much of the food contact sector, where mutual recognition is of paramount importance. Ms. Semail also has extensive expertise on matters of food law, including in the area of enzymes, flavorings, and food additive clearances, of particular relevance to active packaging. Ms. Semail has also advised clients on product recall and other related issues. She regularly assists clients on clearance, compliance and packaging issues relating to cosmetics, drugs and medical devices.

Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Ms. Semail worked for a French law firm specializing in EU and French food law. She was an intern with the legal service of the European Commission in Brussels.

News

Dec 07, 2010 Keller and Heckman Attorneys to Speak at Pira's 2010 Plastics and Paper Conference
Jul 12, 2011 Partner Rachida Semail and Scientist Rob Veraart to Present Webinar on EU Food Contact Regulation
Sep 27, 2011 Partner Rachida Semail and Scientist Rob Veraart to Speak at Food Contact Plastics Meeting
Oct 11, 2011 Partner Rachida Semail and Scientist Rob Veraart to Speak at Barrier Bottles & Jars Meeting
Oct 20, 2011 Rachida Semail, Rob Veraart, and Luigi Rossi to Speak at Materials and Articles in Contact With Foodstuffs Conference
Oct 26, 2011 Partner Rachida Semail and Scientist Rob Veraart to Speak at ECMA General Assembly
Nov 02, 2011 Partner Rachida Semail and Luigi Rossi to Speak at Plastics Caps and Closures Conference
Dec 07, 2011 Rachida Semail, Joan Sylvain Baughan and Luigi Rossi to Speak at PIRA, Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs Conference
Dec 15, 2011 Partner Rachida Semail and Luigi Rossi to Speak at MCAS Conference
Dec 01, 2011 Partner Rachida Semail to Speak on Materials and Articles in Contact with Food
May 08, 2012 Keller and Heckman Partners and Scientists to Host Workshop at the Food Contact Plastics Global Regulatory Summit
Jun 07, 2012 Partner Rachida Semail and Dr. Rob Veraart to Present Webinar on Migration Testing, Declaration of Compliance & Liability Issues Relating to EU Food Contact Regulation
Dec 11, 2012 Joan Sylvain Baughan, Rachida Semail, and Luigi Rossi to Speak at the 2012 Plastics & Paper Conference
Nov 27, 2012 Luigi Rossi to Present at the Plastics Caps and Closures Europe Conference and Exhibition 2012
Dec 06, 2012 Rachida Semail and Luigi Rossi to Speak at MCAS Conference in Paris
Rachida Semail Will Speak to Regulations Biocides before Polymer Dispersion and Latex CEFIC Groups
Apr 17, 2013 Rachida Semail Will Speak at Upcoming EuPC Seminar
Mar 16, 2013 Keller and Heckman will Sponsor a workshop, Overview of National European Food Contact Material Regulations, at the Global Food Contact Conference
May 14, 2013 Keller and Heckman to Participate in the Upcoming Global Food Contact Conference in Barcelona
May 28, 2013 Rachida Semail to Speak at the ELIPSO (French Plastic and Flexible Packagaing Association) Conference
Jun 04, 2013 Keller and Heckman to Participate in the 11th Biennial International Symposium on Worldwide Regulation of Food Packaging
Sep 11, 2013 Rachida Semail to Speak at MOCRINIS - Mineral Oil Cross Industry Issues
Nov 04, 2013 Joan Sylvain Baughan and Rachida Semail to Speak at the Plastics Caps and Closures Conference
Nov 28, 2013 Rachida Semail to Speak at LAMY Formation Food Contact Training
Dec 05, 2013 Rachida Semail and Luigi Rossi to Present at MCAS: Materiaux pour Contact Alimentaire et Sante
Dec 10, 2013 Joan Sylvain Baughan, Rachida Semail and Luigi Rossi to Speak at the Pira Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs Conference
Dec 11, 2013 Rachida Semail to Speak at Food Ingredients - Europe's Packaging Day
Oct 11, 2013 Rachida Semail to Speak at the Adria Conference - Regulatory Affairs Club
Oct 01, 2013 Rachida Semail and Hazel O'Keeffe Authored an Article for Chemical Watch

Events

Sep 05, 2007 Food Supplements and Dietetic Products: Classification, Composition, Properties, Nutrition and Health Claims and EU Regulations
Apr 24, 2008 The Revision of the Labeling Directive
Jun 23, 2009 Keller and Heckman attorneys and scientists to speak at Pira's Global Food Contact Legislation 2009 Conference
Nov 17, 2009 Multilayer Packaging Films 2009
Mar 08, 2011 Register Today for Keller and Heckman LLP's Food Packaging Law Seminar - Brussels, Belgium
Feb 28, 2011 Register Today: The EU Plastics Implementing Measure is Now Adopted: Its Changes and Challenges Webinar
May 19, 2011 Keller and Heckman LLP's Brussels Office Presents: Conference on the New EU Regulation on Food Contact Plastics
Mar 14, 2012 Registration is Closed : 14-15 March 2012 - Keller and Heckman LLP's Food Packaging Law Seminar, Brussels, Belgium
Sep 11, 2012 Registration is Closed: The New EU Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) Changes the Regulatory Landscape Webinar - September 11, 2012
Sep 24, 2014 Keller and Heckman Attorneys and Scientist to Speak at the Food Contact Compliance Conference
Jun 03, 2014 Rachida Semail to Speak at ELIPSO's Food Contact Day

Articles

Aug 13, 2014 First Report for Denmark Nano Product Register is due August 30th, 2015
Apr 14, 2011 Packaging Law Alert: China Publishes Procedure for Clearing New Food-Contact Substances
Dec 07, 2010 Keller and Heckman Provides Comments on European Commission's Proposed Definition of Nanotechnology
Aug 06, 2010 Nanotechnology Defined
Dec 08, 2009 Newly Adopted EU Cosmetics Regulation Establishes Certain Requirements for Nanomaterials
Jul 26, 2006 The Revised EU General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) and the EU Product Liability Directive: Considerations for Global Consumer Product Manufacturers
Feb 05, 2004 Judgments of the European Court of Justice in cases C-24/00 and C-95/01
Aug 30, 2000 GMOs Labelling: Detection Methods Likely to Have Casting Vote on Interpretation and Enforcement
Aug 03, 2000 New Environmental Rules on the Deliberate Release of GMOs: a Stricter and Potentially Catch All Environmental Legislation
Apr 10, 2000 European Court of Justice (ECJ) Clarifies The Obligations Of Member States Regarding The Marketing Of GM Maize Seeds Approved At EU Level In Accordance With The Provisions Of Directive 90/220/EC
Jun 19, 1999 European Commission Issues Guidelines on Quantitative Ingredient Declaration or QUID
Jun 10, 1999 European Union Adopts Legislation on Dietary Foods for Special Medical Purposes
Oct 20, 1998 Spain Adopts a Controversial Procedure for Authorising Food Additives Imported from Other EU Member States
Aug 19, 1998 EU Adopts Proposal on Labelling Genetically Modified Soya and Maize (Resident, Brussels, Belgium Office)

 
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Rachida Semail

Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001




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