Michel Michaux

Senior Advisor
Avenue Louise 489
B-1050 Brussels
TEL: +32 2 626 0592
FAX: +32 2 626 0510

Michel Michaux is a senior adviser in Steptoe's Brussels office, where he is a member of the Environment and Life Sciences practice.  His work focuses on EU regulatory affairs, including the management of consortia set up for pesticide, biocide, and REACH registrations that cover in excess of 150 substances.

Mr. Michaux is a chemical engineer who, following a career in academic research on food technology, joined the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic).  His roles at Cefic included serving as counselor in the Internal Market Affairs department, responsible for renewable resources, mineral oil taxation and energy policies.  He also oversaw  product safety issues in the Technical Affairs department, along with managing several sector groups.

Between 2000 and 2006 he set up and managed the Cefic Biocides Forum and consortia of companies jointly registering biocidal active substances.  In 2006 he was assigned to launch the consortium management activities of ReachCentrum, a service unit established as a subsidiary of Cefic.

Mr. Michaux is co-author of RIP 3-4 on data sharing, which served as a basis for the European Chemicals Agency's (ECHA) Guidance on Data Sharing. 

Prior to joining Steptoe, Mr. Michaux served as senior adviser at a leading global firm in Brussels.