Ashurst

Regulatory & Public Affairs Department

Europe-wide
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What the team is known for Impressive practice acting for global agrochemical manufacturers, industry associations and food companies. Frequently represents clients in litigation before the EU General Court in challenges relating to the withdrawal or renewal of market authorisation. Further assists with files relating to the classification of chemical products under EU regulations. Advises clients from the food and manufacturing industries on GMO regulations and food contact risks, as well as EU proposals relating to the restriction of microplastics.

Strengths Clients highlight that "the advantage is that they have actually acquired a lot of experience with respect to both litigation and advisory work," adding that the team "is very good."

Work highlights Acted for FMC Chemical on litigation before the EU General Court to challenge the non-renewal of EU approval of flupyrsulfuron-methyl (FPS) and the withdrawal of marketing authorisations for plant protection products containing it.

Notable practitioners

The "impressive"
Denis Waelbroeck
is described as an "intellectual powerhouse" by one client. Based in Brussels, he advises a host of multinational chemicals producers on market authorisation, both in contentious proceedings and advisory mandates. He also assists clients with the restriction of microplastics and environmental impact assessments.