Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC)
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is a member of PRAC.
PRAC is a by invitation-only-information and expertise-sharing network of 31 major independent law firms worldwide with over 11,000 practicing attorneys in 41 countries.
PRAC member firms are in over 90 important commercial centers around the world, including offices in Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Poland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, People's Republic of China, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
The PRAC network allows MLA to provide truly comprehensive legal services no matter where in the world clients' problems take them or their opportunities lead them. Through the PRAC network, multi-jurisdictional PRAC legal teams can be organized quickly for seamless worldwide responses to almost any legal challenge. Because MLA’s clients have full-time access to the resources of the PRAC network without surcharge, PRAC is a significant value-added service to clients.
Whether it is a prompt response to a question of foreign law or procedure, a client investigation overseas, a foreign acquisition opportunity, a conference room in another city for a meeting or deposition, an intervention with a foreign agency, or just a referral to another top-ranked established firm in the event of a conflict, these kinds of services - easily available to clients through PRAC on a worldwide basis - are at the heart of our international business services.
MLA’s partners are Founding Members (1984) of PRAC. More information can be found at www.prac.org.
Technology Sciences Group Inc. (TSG)
TSG is an international consulting firm that combines a unique blend of scientific and regulatory expertise to ensure the approval, and ongoing compliance, of chemically related products. With regulatory specialists and scientific experts in chemistry, toxicology, ecotoxicology and risk assessment, TSG’s services range from full registration guidance, including data generation and submission of applications, to advice on individual study compliance and development of protocols. In addition, TSG offers litigation support and strategic advice at the technical and more general regulatory level to support private industry, trade associations and law firms.
As an affiliate company of McKenna Long & Aldridge (MLA), TSG works closely with MLA to provide clients with experienced regulatory and scientific support, including:
- Strategic advice and representation in front of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, and other federal, state and international regulatory agencies;
- Compliance with federal, state and international regulatory requirements;
- Assistance in complying with foreign government and international requirements for registration of pesticides and industrial chemicals, experimental use permits, enforcement, and import requirements; and
- Expert witness and litigation support.
TSG has offices in Washington, DC; Ottawa, Canada and Sacramento, California. Learn more about TSG and their capabilities by visiting www.tsgusa.com.
TSGE is a leading European regulatory consulting company. With offices located in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Slovenia and an office opening in Germany in September 2010, TSGE is at the forefront in delivering a quality regulatory and registration service to chemical and associated industries, government organizations and law firms.
TSGE’s highly qualified team of consultants offer a wide range of services with expertise in human health, environmental fate and behaviour, ecotoxicology, physical and analytical chemistry and efficacy. In addition to supporting clients with regulatory and registration requirements, preparing dossiers and submitting registrations, TSGE provides workshops and training events on a wide range of EU regulatory topics.
TSGE regularly advises clients on:
- European registration issues for Plant Protection Products (Directive 91/414/EEC);
- Biocides (Directive 98/8/EC);
- REACH (Regulation (EC) 1907/2006); and
- Other sectors in which chemical products are regulated.
TSGE is part of the TSG group of consulting companies including TSG and is a subsidiary of MLA.
Learn more about TSGE’s capabilities by visiting www.tsgeurope.com.
TSG Canada, working closely with TSG, provides regulatory consulting for disinfectants, sanitizers, pesticides, cosmetics, fertilizers, and other products in Canada. As a member of the TSG global network, TSG Canada works closely with its U.S. counterpart to assist clients obtain Canadian registrations in the following areas:
- DIN (Drug Identification Numbers) with the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD)
- PCP (Pest Control Products) with the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA)
- Letters of No-Objection with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
- Notifications of cosmetics with the Consumer Product Safety Bureau (CPSB)
- Canadian label reviews for compliance
In addition, TSG Canada advises and consults on various other regulatory requirements for client products for use in Canada.
TSG Canada is based in London, Ontario. Learn more about TSG Canada’s capabilities by visiting www.tsgcanada.ca.