Within Competition, tier 4
Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s ‘truly organised’ team shows ‘quick understanding’ of financial and corporate issues pertaining to transatlantic competition cases. Its ‘excellent knowledge of the EC’ is appreciated by its large Asian client base, as is Robert Fleishman’s experience with US regulators in Washington DC. Yves Botteman is ‘a very passionate young partner’ with brilliant knowledge of antitrust law and cases. He recently represented RÉEL Group SAS in an abuse of dominance complaint against Rio Tinto Alcan and advised Japan Airlines on Article TFEU 101 questions relating to its arrangement with British Airways for Europe.
Within Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping, Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a second tier firm,
Steptoe & Johnson LLP is best known for its trade remedies work but has developed its practice in other key areas such as litigation before the EU Courts and advising on bilateral EU FTA free trade agreement negotiations. Practice head James Searles is recognised for his EU-China trade expertise. Guy Soussan is also recommended.
Belgium: EU regulatory
Within Chemicals (REACH), Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a first tier firm,
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.
Within Environment (including WEEE and RoHS), Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a first tier firm,
Steptoe & Johnson LLP provides ‘practical advice and solutions’ that go beyond the black letter law. Areas of specialism include waste regulation, environmental remediation and the new EU rules concerning environmental labelling of tyres. Darren Abrahams and the ‘knowledgeable’ Anna Gergely have practices spanning advisory and contentious work, and recently represented a chemicals company in litigation against environmental NGOs.
Within Financial services, Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a first tier firm,
Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s superb banking and insurance advisory practice acts for various Swiss banks on dealings with EU institutions. Jean Russotto is ‘an excellent manager of difficult situations’, and has ‘unique experience’ in bank-related proceedings before the EC. Guy Soussan and Philip Woolfson advise insurers, reinsurers and risk managers on cross-border products, the Insurance Mediation Directive and equivalence procedures under Solvency II.
Within Food, Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a first tier firm,
Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s food contact specialist Anna Gergely has a busy advisory and contentious practice acting for food and chemicals manufacturers. She successfully represented Microban at the General Court in a case concerning food contact plastics. Darren Abrahams advised a dietary supplements company on market access.
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Offices in Brussels
- Competition : Competition
- Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping : Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping
- EU regulatory : Chemicals (REACH)
- EU regulatory : Environment (including WEEE and RoHS)
- EU regulatory : Financial services
- EU regulatory : Food
Offices in London
- Corporate and commercial : EU and competition
- Corporate and commercial : M&A: mid-market, £50m-£250m
- Crime, fraud and licensing : Corporate crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption)
- Crime, fraud and licensing : Fraud: civil
- Dispute resolution : Commercial litigation
- Dispute resolution : International arbitration
- Dispute resolution : Public international law
- Insurance : Insurance: corporate and regulatory
- Insurance : Insurance and reinsurance litigation
- Real estate : Commercial property
- Real estate : Construction