Belgium > EU regulatory > Chemicals (REACH)
Allen & Overy LLP’s Gauthier van Thuyne advises Procter & Gamble on all its REACH issues, including data-sharing negotiations, contract drafting and compliance. The team advises J.P. Morgan on the importation of metals and REACH registration. Rio Tinto and Marubeni are also clients.
Covington & Burling LLP is ‘among the very best’ for advice on REACH and CLP regulations concerning GMOs, electronic products and biocides. Of counsel Cándido García Molyneux heads this ‘very knowledgeable’ practice, which ‘understands business and doesn’t hesitate to challenge the ideas of its clients’.
Field Fisher Waterhouse’s ‘dedicated’ and ‘consistently very good’ group has ‘deep expertise’ and ‘long experience’ in REACH regulation, cosmetics, pesticides and biocides. Its ‘extraordinary network’ of contacts is ‘extremely helpful’. The ‘very aware’ Claudio Mereu has a good record in consortium and specific uses cases.
Hunton & Williams LLP assists several consortia with balancing IP protection and adherence to rules surrounding REACH disclosure. It also acts for several chemicals companies on wider European contractual and regulatory compliance issues.
Mayer Brown represents industry groups and consortia across the agricultural, cosmetics and material technology sectors. Jean-Philippe Montfort advises on REACH exemptions, product registration and reclassifications.
Ursula Schliessner is McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP’s lead adviser on consortium management, registration and authorisation. Clients include Chromium Trioxide REACH Authorization Consortium and Iron Oxides REACH Consortium.
Sidley Austin LLP’s Kristina Nordlander advises global manufacturers, industry bodies and metal suppliers on CLP regulation and REACH compliance, authorisation and litigation. Clients include The American Chemistry Council and Rio Tinto.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP gives ‘practical advice’ and advocacy support on regulatory compliance and market access. Darren Abrahams shows ‘awareness of many legal issues coming from REACH and CLP’, while Anna Gergely has ‘extensive knowledge’ of food contact regulations. Clients include EuropaBio and Lonza.
Van Bael & Bellis acts for many Asian clients including Honda Motor Europe and Japanese Business Council Europe, which it advises on dangerous substances, notifications, and the issuance of safety data sheets. Reshad Forbes represented European Chemicals Agency in REACH litigation before the EU General Court.
Jacquelyn MacLennan heads White & Case LLP Avocats Advocaten’s ‘extremely competent’ team, which provides ‘excellent’ service. It acts for multinational chemicals corporations on REACH compliance programmes, product recalls and participation in Substance Information Exchange Forums (SIEFs).