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Ales Bartl has a broad experience in European Union (EU) product regulatory law, including Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, the Classification, Labelling, and Packaging (CLP) regulation, Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), medical devices, electronic products, and general product compliance and product safety. He advises on regulatory compliance of a broad range of products marketed in the EU and represents clients before EU and national competent authorities on compliance and enforcement issues, including product withdrawals and recalls.

Ales also represents clients before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Board of Appeal of European Chemicals Agency.

Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Ales interned at the European Commission (EC) and worked for almost ten years as an EU regulatory associate at two international law firms in Brussels.

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On February 21, 2023, the European Commission opened a public consultation[1] seeking feedback on the performance of the current legislative framework for tobacco products, and ways that the legislation could be improved. All interested stakeholders can submit comments until May 16, 2023.

I. Background

In May 2008, the European Commission issued a report[2]