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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

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 and 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
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 Guy Soussan
Nanotechnology Ruxandra Cana
Nanotechnology Anna Gergely
Darren Abrahams photoMr Darren AbrahamsPartner – Darren enables clients throughout the chemicals and life sciences supply…
Renato Antonini photoMr Renato AntoniniPartner – For over 20 years Renato Antonini has represented clients on…
Yongqing Bao photoMr Yongqing BaoSenior Associate – Yongqing Bao advises governments and private parties on trade…
Ruxandra Cana photoMs Ruxandra CanaManaging Partner of Steptoe’s Brussels office. Ruxandra defends industry interests through legal…
Anna Gergely photoDr Anna GergelyDirector, EHS Regulatory – Dr. Anna Gergely, a European Patent Attorney in…
Eva Monard photoMs Eva MonardPartner – Eva Monard’s practice focuses on EU trade and customs law,…
Eléonore Mullier photoMs Eléonore MullierPartner – Eléonore Mullier specializes in EU regulatory law and litigation. She…
David O'Sullivan photoMr David O'SullivanSenior Counselor – David O’Sullivan, a former European Union (EU) ambassador to…
Guy Soussan photoMr Guy SoussanPartner – Guy Soussan has more than 20 years of experience advising…
Charles Whiddington photoMr Charles WhiddingtonPartner – Charles Whiddington represents companies in cartel and other antitrust investigations.…
Number of lawyers : 467
Number of lawyers in Brussels : 19
Contacts : Darren Abrahams
Contacts : Ruxandra Cana
Contacts : Anna Gergely
Contacts : Simon Hirsbrunner
Contacts : Guy Soussan
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Chicago
Other offices : London
Other offices : Los Angeles
Other offices : New York
Other offices : San Franciso
Other offices : Washington DC