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.

Fieldfisher

Claudio Mereu's practice at Fieldfisher is notably adept in the EU chemical regulatory sphere; recent work includes REACH, biocide and pesticide matters. Eastman Chemical and Sea Bird are among its clients. Koen Van Maldegem and of counsel Maud Grunchard are other names to note.

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Lucas Bergkamp heads the department at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, which is noted for its established strength in assisting a client base of industry groups and prominent global corporations with policy and compliance issues.

Jones Day

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.

Mayer Brown

At Mayer Brown, group head Jean-Philippe Montfort is very well known in the market for his expertise in EU product liability and safety and REACH matters. Key clients include Solvay, Michelin, AkzoNobel, Ineos and Elkem.

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.

Ashurst LLP

Life sciences expert Denis Waelbroeck is the key name at Ashurst LLP, which is adept in REACH, waste regulations, the emissions trading system and hazard labelling matters. Agrochemical companies are prominent in the team's client base.