Allen & Overy LLP

Regulatory & Public Affairs Department

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What the team is known for Impressive practice with market-leading teams in the UK and Belgium advising on environmental regulations, including REACH and biocide regulation. Also assists with permitting, reporting and regulation in relation to construction and the use of sensitive substances, in particular with relation to Brexit. Advises clients from the packaging sector on the European Single Use Plastics directives.

Strengths One client stresses that "the quality of the work is always high, clear and to the point."

Work highlights Advised Phillips 66 on REACH regulations and potential Brexit outcomes.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe
Gauthier van Thuyne
as "very responsive, to the point and easy to work with." He has a broad practice acting for clients on EU emissions trading files, as well as advising on REACH and litigious files relating to regulatory enforcement.

Matthew Townsend
receives praise from a client for being "very knowledgeable in the area of REACH and Brexit," and also for being "business solution focused." He has extensive expertise advising international clients on cross-border environmental mandates, including Brexit preparation, REACH and biocide regulations.