Hazel O'Keeffe

Hazel O'Keeffe: Attorney with Keller and Heckman LLP
  • Partner at Keller and Heckman LLP (105 Attorneys)
  • Avenue Louise 523, Brussels, Belgium
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Hazel O'Keeffe's practice is focused on the regulation of food-contact materials in the European Union (EU). Specifically, she assists clients in establishing a suitable status for all types of food-contact materials at both the EU and Member State level. In this regard, Ms. O'Keeffe has particular expertise with respect to the principle of mutual recognition, and in advising how this principle can be applied, in practice, to facilitate the free movement of food-contact materials and articles throughout the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries. She also has experience in filing petitions for new substances before the European Food Safety Authority and before national authorities.

Ms. O'Keeffe advises on the requirements of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) with respect to food-contact materials and articles. She assists clients in obtaining access to data from consortia under the BPR and under the Plant Protection Directive.

Ms. O'Keeffe previously worked for two international law firms in Brussels in the regulatory field, and she also completed an internship at the European Commission.

Ms. O'Keeffe's working languages are English and French.


•Jun 11, 2019 Keller and Heckman to Participate in 14th Biennial International Symposium on Worldwide Regulation of Food Packaging
•Mar 27, 2019 Hazel O'Keeffe to Speak at British Coating Federation Committee Meeting
•Jan 10, 2019 Keller and Heckman Announces the Election of Two Partners
•Dec 03, 2018 Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs Conference
•Nov 15, 2018 Hazel O'Keeffe to Present Food Contact Adhesives - Declaration of Compliance and the Flow of Information in the Supply Chain
•Nov 08, 2018 Hazel O'Keeffe Will Offer a Two-Part Presentation Overview of the World Legislation on Adhesives
•May 12, 2017 Keller and Heckman LLP Announces Publication of The Use of Nanomaterials in Food Contact Materials: Design, Applications, Safety


•Sep 10, 2019 EU Food-Contact Declaration of Compliance and the Flow of Information in the Supply Chain - Challenges and Pitfalls and Resulting Liability Issues - Webinar
•Oct 25, 2016 Webinar: Brexit from the Perspective of Business Operators in the Food Contact Field


•Oct 12, 2017 The Regulation of Colorants Intended for Food Contact Applications in the European Union
•Mar 07, 2017 The Regulation of Printing Inks in the European Union
•Aug 01, 2016 Food-contact substances under the spotlight in the European Union and the United States

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
  • Food & Drug
  • International Regulatory Affairs

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+32 (0) 2 645 5076  Phone
+32 (0) 2 645 5050  Fax
University Attended:
University of Limerick, Ireland, M.A., European Integration, 1998
Law School Attended:
University College, Cork, Ireland, Bachelor of Civil Law Degree, 1996; Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, Solicitor, 2003
Year of First Admission:
2003, Ireland; 2005, Brussels


•Incorporated Law Society of Ireland
American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
American Bar Association


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