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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

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Within Competition, Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a third tier firm,

Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s team is ‘quick to respond’ and provides ‘concise, easy-to-understand advice’. The practice recently received a significant boost with the arrival of Jean-Nicolas Maillard from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s Paris office. The firm’s key strength lies in advising on cartel and abuse of dominance activity, merger clearances, and antitrust compliance. Yves Botteman and Robert Fleishman are also recommended.

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Within Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping, Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a second tier firm,

Steptoe & Johnson LLP has ‘a professional and knowledgeable anti-dumping and anti-subsidy practice’, as well as a significant body of work in export controls and sanctions. EU-China trade expert James Searles is ‘impressive’.

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Belgium: EU regulatory

Within Chemicals (REACH), Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a first tier firm,

Steptoe & Johnson LLP handles a range of advisory work and litigation before the Board of Appeal of ECHA, as well as both the European General Court and the Court of Justice. Darren Abrahams and Anna Gergely are both highly regarded. Ruxandra Cana is a key name for product defence and consortium formation, dossier and substance evaluation matters.

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Within Environment (including WEEE and RoHS), Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a first tier firm,

Senior associate Indiana de Seze at Steptoe & Johnson LLP has expertise in WEEE and RoHS matters, and also advises on market access issues and eco-design and energy-using products.

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Within Financial services, Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a first tier firm,

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is praised as having ‘unparalleled insurance industry knowledge’. In addition to the firm’s strong insurance and reinsurance client following, Jean Russotto has a strong banking regulatory practice. The ‘excellentPhilip Woolfson and ‘knowledgeable and tenaciousGuy Soussan are also recommended.

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Within Food , Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a first tier firm,

Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s Anna Gergely has specialist expertise in food contact materials. Darren Abrahams and Ruxandra Cana both have expertise in regulation relating to genetically modified foods.

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