Why choose our Agrochemicals lawyers?
We have provided legal assistance on a variety of issues ranging from initial notifications of pesticide active substances, joint and individual company dossier preparation and submission, including zonal applications and mutual recognition across jurisdictions, the creation of Task Forces and related data protection issues, including compliance with European competition laws.
We have addressed these issues at both an EU-wide and Member State level. Our practice has been particularly active in challenging regulatory restrictions and negotiating data compensation agreements during the re-registration process, including relevant arbitration proceedings in several EU countries, as well as the re-submission of dossiers. Our lawyers have negotiated many data sharing/ compensation agreements and successfully handled arbitration and litigation cases in various EU countries relating to data access.
- We set up and acted as trustee and legal secretary to complex Task Forces for plant protection products, biopesticides and biostimulants for the past 20 years.
- We successfully represented clients on appeals against decisions from the Commission and EFSA. For example, the team has obtained the suspension of a non-approval decision (napropamide) and of EFSA’s report through an interim relief Order from the EU Court.
- We assisted a client in the defence of his products and in particular against requests for access to documents from NGOs.
- We assisted several clients against unauthorised use of their registrations and data by third parties following termination of distribution agreements. This involved both legal and regulatory aspects with local authorities.