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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

EU regulatory: Chemicals Tier 1

Steptoe & Johnson LLP's practice garners praise for its 'excellent knowledge and experience of REACH matters'. In this space, the team provides ongoing advice to Troy Corporation on EU regulatory matters regarding its EU biocides portfolio. Ruxandra Cana, Darren Abrahams and Anna Gergely are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Ruxandra Cana, Darren Abrahams; Anna Gergely


Ruxandra Cana is truly experienced on the REACH issues and has good business perspective as well‘.

Key clients


ICL Group


Troy Corporation


EU regulatory: Food Tier 2

Darren Abrahams and Anna Gergely are the key contacts at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, which has been advising CropLife International on issues concerning genetically modified foods, agrochemical matters and EU food law compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Darren Abrahams; Anna Gergely

Key clients

CropLife International


The Firm

Steptoe’s Brussels office brings together Belgian, British, Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Spanish, Swiss and US lawyers who advise on EU law. The multidisciplinary teams (lawyers, policy advisors, and scientists) collaborate closely with colleagues in the United States, the United Kingdom, and China to help clients anticipate and mitigate legal risks globally and efficiently through cross-jurisdictional work.

Areas of Practice

Steptoe helps clients with regulatory issues and disputes arising from the implementation of EU law and regulation in:

  • EU Competition
  • Chemicals, Environment & Life Sciences (including Food Safety and Food Contact Materials Regulation, Cosmetics, Medical Devices, Nanotechnology, and other product regulations)
  • International Trade, Customs, Export Controls, Sanctions, and Data Protection
  • Financial Services and Re/insurance

The lawyers have excellent contacts with the EU institutions and agencies and selected EU Member State authorities.

Steptoe’s Brussels teams provide the following services across practices:

  • Advisory and compliance: keep up-to-date with regulation and enforcement (EU regulators/enforcers actively coordinate both within and outside Europe) so that clients anticipate and mitigate risks across the globe
  • Defend clients’ interests and rights, including through litigation: before the relevant regulators and enforcers and EU/national courts
  • Work with clients to help their entry/expansion on European markets: and assist in devising optimal business models and best practices
Department Name Email Telephone
Environment and chemical regulation Darren Abrahams
Environment and chemical regulation Ruxandra Cana
Environment and chemical regulation Anna Gergely
Food safety and life sciences (biotechnology) Darren Abrahams
Food safety and life sciences (biotechnology) Ruxandra Cana
Food safety and life sciences (biotechnology) Anna Gergely
Insurance and reinsurance Guy Soussan
International trade, export controls, customs and sanctions Simon Hirsbrunner
International trade, export controls, customs and sanctions Guy Soussan
Nanotechnology Ruxandra Cana
Nanotechnology Anna Gergely
Number of lawyers : 467
Number of lawyers in Brussels : 20
Contacts : Darren Abrahams
Contacts : Ruxandra Cana
Contacts : Anna Gergely
Contacts : Simon Hirsbrunner
Contacts : Guy Soussan
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