Products & Chemicals

As concerns about sustainability, environmental and health impacts of products and chemicals develop, the regulatory landscape evolves at pace.


Combined with increasing globalisation, a ‘race to the top’ in product and chemical standards is well underway. It is paramount that you receive sophisticated legal advice to understand the rapidly changing risks and demands of regulatory compliance that result from this.

This level of support is something you are guaranteed as one of our clients. We take a unique approach by combining regulatory expertise with a high-end product liability practice giving us a fuller understanding of our clients' risk and commercial concerns. Our Products & Chemicals regulatory team works closely with our dedicated commercial team to ensure that your interests are protected not just at law, but also in contract

Our experience of helping clients develop products that comply with legal and safety requirements and react to UK and EU-wide regulatory enforcement and product recalls means we know how to help you. Clients benefit from advice on all aspects of regulation throughout their products’ lifecycles, including:

  • eco-design and product sustainability
  • classification and labelling
  • producer responsibility
  • the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)
  • the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)
  • the Battery Directive.

Our ‘cradle to grave’ experience covers many product types: electrical, toys and consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, biocides, nanotech, genetically modified organisms (GMO), machinery and construction products, food and cosmetics.

We have formed close working relationships with technical experts and local regulatory specialists across the EU and are recognised in leading UK and EU legal directories for our product regulatory expertise. This means you will always receive a superior, effective and reliable pan-EU service.

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