Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Belgium

Belgium > EU regulatory > Chemicals (REACH) > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings

Editorial

Who Represents Who

Find out which law firms are representing which Chemicals (REACH) clients in Belgium using The Legal 500's new comprehensive database of law firm/client relationships. Instantly search over 925,000 relationships, including over 83,000 Fortune 500, 46,000 FTSE350 and 13,000 DAX 30 relationships globally. Access is free for in-house lawyers, and by subscription for law firms. For more information, contact david.burgess@legal500.com.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WHO REPRESENTS WHO SITE

Gauthier van Thuyne’s group at Allen & Overy LLP acts as lead REACH counsel to Procter & Gamble; other key clients include Huntsman and Borealis. In addition to advising on chemical regulatory issues involving REACH and CLP, it also assists clients with litigation, such as product liability.

Covington & Burling LLP advises on compliance with REACH, CLP and the Regulation on Biocidal Products, among other rules. It also handles non-compliance issues and product safety procedures, and represents clients before the Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency and the EC. Cándído García Molyneux and Peter Bogaert are key contacts.

Fieldfisher’s litigation and advisory work spans areas such as: REACH, competition, market access, product defence, data privacy and data protection. Claudio Mereu and of counsel Maud Grunchard represented Vecco and Assogavanica in a European Court of Justice (ECJ) appeal concerning the inclusion of chromium trioxide in Annex XIV of REACH.

Hunton & Williams’ Lucas Bergkamp recently assisted clients with registering substances under REACH and also advised on REACH authorisations, competition law and data sharing, among other matters. Clients include Penman Consulting, Baxter and Renewable Fuels Consortium.

Jones Day’s Ursula Schliessner assists with setting up and managing REACH registration and authorisation consortia, as well as handling cases before the Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Cristiana Spontoni, Ales Bartl and Katherine Llewellyn are other names to note, whose EU regulatory expertise also includes CLP, biocides and cosmetics.

K&L Gates GP advises clients on REACH and CLP compliance, with areas of expertise including biocides and pesticides regulations, among others. Disputes before the ECHA Board of Appeal are another pillar of the practice. Scott Megregian and Raminta Dereskeviciute split their time between Brussels and London.

In 2015, Mayer Brown’s Jean-Philippe Montfort successfully represented Dow, Solvay, AkzoNobel, Ineos and KemOne in a landmark collective appeal arising from the ECHA’s substance evaluation decision on carbon tetrachloride. The team’s wide-ranging regulatory knowledge is complemented by its strengths in product safety and product liability.

Sidley Austin LLP’s Kristina Nordlander is representing Philip Morris International at the EU General Court in a number of leading cases concerning access to documents which are associated with the EC’s proposal for a revised Tobacco Products Directive. Nordlander also advises on chemicals regulatory and competition issues.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP specialises in the regulatory and contentious aspects of areas such as REACH, CLP, biocides and cosmetics. Ruxandra Cana and Anna Gergely are currently representing clients in appeals concerning nanomaterials before the Board of Appeal of the ECHA. The firm also undertakes litigation at the EU General Court and the ECJ. Darren Abrahams and of counsel Indiana de Seze are recommended.

International comparative guides

Giving the in-house community greater insight to the law and regulations in different jurisdictions.

Select Practice Area

GC Powerlist -
Europe

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments in Belgium

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to

Press Releases in Belgium

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to