Date: Jul 21, 2008
Through our office in Brussels, Belgium, Keller and Heckman LLP has been offering legal services in the European Union since 1992. With respect to REACH, our Brussels and Washington offices have been actively involved in REACH counseling and assistance since the release of the 2001Commission White Paper on the Strategy for a Future Community Policy for chemicals, the internet consultation, the publication of the Commission's 2003 proposal, and the legislative processes at the Council and European Parliament to adopt a consensus and final REACH regulatory text. With the release of the final REACH Regulation, we have been counseling on strategies for implementing REACH on a daily basis, assisting companies in organizing consortia, developing supply chain communications, resolving issues concerning the phase-in status of existing product lines, developing supply chain agreements, preparing Annex IV petitions and providing many other REACH services. We have organized a series of well-received courses designed to help industry understand the practical aspects of REACH and to prepare for REACH compliance. Keller and Heckman LLP also has long-standing experience in testing consortia management and counsels on various aspects of EU competition law.