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Sara Aparicio Hill

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Sara Aparicio Hill is an associate in the firm’s Singapore office. She concentrates her practice on ASEAN and EU regulatory and compliance matters, in addition to advising on free movement of goods and services, data protection, competition, antitrust and trade matters; with a focus on the food, functional food, beverage, cosmetics and feed industries. Sara also has experience representing clients in strategic regulatory and legislative processes before European institutions, including the Commission, Parliament, and Council.

Professional Background

Ms. Aparicio Hill previously worked at K&L Gates Brussels office. Immediately prior to joining the firm, she managed a boutique consultancy in Singapore dedicated to advising the food, functional food and beverage industries. Previously, she gained experience at the European Commission, Directorate General Competition, and was legal counsel at a multinational IT company in the travel industry in Madrid.


  • Scholarship for top academic achievement, M.A., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2006 (Foreign Trade)
  • Regulatory compliance review of compositional and labelling requirements for foods, functional foods, beverages, cosmetic products and feed in the EU and ASEAN;
  • Regulatory compliance review of health and nutrition claims and advertising of foods, functional foods, beverages, cosmetic products and feed in the EU and ASEAN;
  • Product registrations in the EU and ASEAN for food supplements, health supplements and cosmetic products;
  • Drafting legal opinions and appeals on free movement of goods and services cases;
  • Drafting all manners of internal policies in the areas of Competition & Compliance, and Commercial and Personal Data Protection; 
  • Company wide implementation of the abovementioned internal policies (such as Competition Law Compliance Manuals, On-Site investigation policies, and commercial guidelines);
  • Experience in external audits with respect to Data Protection, Information Technology and other Regulatory requirements;
  • Experience in proceedings before national competition authorities; 
  • Experience in regulatory due diligence procedures in M&A transactions.