Steptoe's Brussels office brings together Belgian, British, Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Spanish, Swiss and US lawyers who advise on EU law. Our multidisciplinary teams (lawyers, policy advisors, and scientists) collaborate closely with colleagues in the US, the UK, and China to help clients anticipate and mitigate legal risks globally and efficiently through cross-jurisdictional work.
We help clients with regulatory issues and disputes arising from the implementation of EU law and regulation in:
Our lawyers have excellent contacts with the EU institutions and agencies and selected EU Member State authorities.
Our Brussels teams provide the following services across practices:
Advisory and compliance: keep up-to-date with regulation and enforcement (EU regulators/enforcers actively coordinate both within and outside Europe) so that clients anticipate and mitigate risks across the globe
Defend clients' interests and rights, including through litigation: before the relevant regulators and enforcers and EU/national courts
Work with clients to help their entry/expansion on European markets: and assist in devising optimal business models and best practices
At the initiative of Steptoe and Van Bael & Bellis, law firms in Belgium have joined efforts to found the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (LDIA). Currently, LDIA has 44 member firms. LDIA is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace in which everyone benefits from equal treatment and opportunities, irrespective of race, ethnic or social origin, gender or sexual orientation, age, disability, language, religion, political preference or any other grounds of personal discrimination.
Steptoe's pioneering role and pledge in the LDIA is a further demonstration of the firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Steptoe's participation was spearheaded by Kat Van Nuffel, who serves as director of the Brussels office, with the support of Ruxandra Cana, the Brussels office managing partner.
Darren enables clients throughout the chemicals and life sciences supply chain to get and keep their products on the European Union market. He focuses on defense of products through strategic advice,...
Ruxandra defends industry interests through legal and regulatory challenges to EU market access, before both EU and national institutions and courts. Her practice is focused on EU regulatory law and...
Gyöngyi Dávid focuses her practice on EU regulatory compliance in the field of chemicals, food and environmental law. On chemicals she has experience advising clients on REACH and CLP regulations. On...
Filippo Mattioli focuses on EU regulatory law of chemicals, food, and food contact materials. He advises on REACH, biocides, plant protection products, cosmetics, and food contact materials regulatory...