EU regulatory: Chemicals in Belgium
Allen & Overy LLP
Allen & Overy LLP's Gauthier Van Thuyne is the key contact in a practice that has particular expertise in REACH matters; in this space, Van Thuyne acts as lead REACH counsel to Procter & Gamble. Other areas of instruction include Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) matters, environmental compliance and waste management.
Covington & Burling LLP
Covington & Burling LLP's diverse practice spans REACH, CLP, RoHS and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment matters, and advises chemical manufacturers, for example from the fields of cosmetics and biocides, on product regulatory issues. The team also assists clients with EU environmental and energy regulations. Of counsel Cándido García Molyneux leads the group. Peter Bogaert is also noted.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Jones Day has strong experience in REACH matters, European Chemicals Agency Board of Appeal cases, enforcement procedures and CLP issues. Practice head Ursula Schliessner is managing a group of 153 companies seeking REACH authorisation for the use of chromium trioxide in a number of industries as a method of preventing corrosion.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
The 'very well-prepared' environment and life sciences team at Steptoe & Johnson LLP is well versed in chemical regulatory matters, and in this space, Ruxandra Cana is leading advice to the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association. Other work includes assisting Troy Corporation and Dow with EU regulatory matters relating to the clients' EU biocides portfolios. Darren Abrahams and Anna Gergely are noted for their expertise.