We advise on the environmental and health and safety impacts of bulk and specialty chemicals in various uses and applications and the potential regulatory and liability issues associated with them.
Our multi-jurisdictional chemicals practice group has a strong record of advising a number of leading multinational chemicals companies, as well as downstream users of chemicals across different sectors on sensitive issues surrounding the regulatory/liability risks arising from their products and services.
We have worked extensively on Europe’s REACH regime. This has included advice on:
- registration obligations in complex supply chains
- disclosure of information to regulators and third parties
- analysis of trading operations to determine REACH obligations
- the authorisation powers (and the inclusion of substances on the candidate list) including related legal challenges
- Safety Data Sheets
- REACH audits by regulators
- supply chain terms
We provide advice on developments under the CLP Regulation and track and advise on the development of equivalent global requirements.
News & insights
Publications: 02 AUGUST 2021
The new principle adverse impacts or PAI regime is one of the most challenging elements of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). It will require relevant firms to provide…Read more
Publications: 22 JANUARY 2021
New mandatory requirements on sustainability, safety and labelling are on their way for batteries manufacturers and other operators throughout the supply chain.Read more
Publications: 09 DECEMBER 2020
The European Commission published its new EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability – Towards a Toxic-Free Environment on 14 October 2020.Read more
Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic may have changed the dynamics of debt markets, but financing remains readily available for companies in sectors that have proven resilient throughout the Covid-19 crisis.Read more
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REACH: How can Allen & Overy assist you?
REACH is one of the most ambitious pieces of legislation to come out of Europe to date and has already had far-reaching and costly implications for all players in the chemical supply chain.