Why choose our EU Regulatory lawyers?The group is comprised of leading legal practitioners from more than ten different jurisdictions and is part of the broader Fieldfisher EU Regulatory, Competition and Trade team. This standout offering provides clients an integrated, pan-European approach to trade and regulatory challenges across the EU and internationally.
The Brussels office advises and represents clients on matters arising out of a variety of EU products legislation, including chemicals (REACH), pesticides, biocides, cosmetics, medical devices, general product safety and ecodesign requirements, and more broadly EU market access legislation. It also addresses related data protection, competition and other business law issues that arise when, for example, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements or setting up and running REACH consortia and Task Forces.
The practice adopts a unique 'product defence' approach to help our clients not only navigate through the complexities of EU legislation and decision-making, but also defend their products against unjustified regulatory restrictions.
The Group has strong litigation experience and is well-known for challenging EU decisions before the European Courts, as well as ECHA decisions before the Board of Appeal of ECHA. In addition, the EU team is actively involved in advocacy and lobbying efforts on behalf of clients with EU and national authorities.
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Clients praise the firm for having "an excellent team with accumulated expertise". Another highlights that the lawyers are "excellent and operate as a team."
Claudio Mereu and Koen Van Maldegem head up the practice at Fieldfisher which has strong experience advising clients drawn from the chemical industry on REACH and biocide matters Of counsel Gerard McElwee and of counsel Maud Grunchard are noted for their expertise.
A team of experts with an excellent knowledge of environmental and chemical law. The team is always looking to find a positive solution without becoming aggressive towards authorities sand with the interest of the client as top priority.