Claudio Mereu, Partner, Competition, Regulatory and Trade | Fieldfisher
Skip to main content

I am humbled and proud by the fact that I can count the largest global companies, consortia and law firms to my client network with over 25 years of building and deepening on the subjects.

I advise on a wide range of issues related to product approval in the EU, provide advocacy support and handle litigation before European and national courts. I also counsel companies on strategic and business law matters relating to their commercial agreements and presence in Europe.

My expertise covers all aspects of product regulations and restrictions (including notification, data protection, mutual recognition, classification & labelling, marketing and use restrictions, parallel imports, environmental liability, product recalls and data compensation negotiations, among others).

I represent chemical companies before the European institutions, member state authorities, scientific committees, and the European courts. I also advise clients on the importation, regulation and sale of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, GMOs, novel food, food supplements and food contact materials.

I  was involved in the first case of data sharing arbitration in Italy and in a case of alleged abuse of dominant position in pesticides markets, both of which he successfully resolved.

Since then, I have defended a multitude of cases over 25 years in various fora, ranging from EU courts, to ECHA's Board of Appeal, arbitration panels and national courts.

I regularly speak at international conferences as an expert speaker and panellist on pesticides and chemicals and am highly recommended since many years as "Tier One" and 'Leading Individual" by Legal 500, Chambers Europe, Who's Who Legal and the Life Sciences Industry Report.

I have contributed to a number of publications on pesticides, REACH, GMOs and medical devices.

I am a Member of the Rome Bar (Avvocato) and of the Brussels Bar (Avocat).

I am Italian-French bilingual and am fluent in English and Spanish.

*SRL Claudio Mereu 0826.783.458 

What others say…

Claudio Mereu 'gets results' for clients, who appreciate his 'very efficient and positive' approach to cases

Chambers 2019

'Responsive and well-resourced’, Fieldfisher’s team is ‘without peer in the EU chemical regulatory area’, according to some. Group head Claudio Mereu, praised for his ‘encyclopaedic knowledge’, recently advised Sea-Bird Scientific on hazardous waste restrictions

The Legal 500 2018

Sources say that Claudio Mereu offers creative solutions to regulatory challenges at both the EU and member state levels. Clients remark that Claudio Mereu understands the business and tries to bridge the gap between business needs and legal requirements

Chambers and Partners 2017

Claudio Mereu is a "very skilled and capable negotiator with deep knowledge of EU law," according to clients.

Chambers and Partners 2020

Claudio Mereu is the dean of the regulatory bar in Brussels. His depth of knowledge and experience, as well as practical approach, are unparalleled.

Legal 500, EU Regulatory: Chemicals, 2020

Download Profile

Download Now