Our Chemicals, Industrials and Mining (CIM) practice has been assisting clients since 2000 in an array of industries, including coatings, detergents, minerals and metals. Given the breadth of challenges in the sector, we maintain an experienced team and a range of Special Advisers with a wide range of expertise in the regulatory and policy challenges facing CIM industries.

Client objectives on chemicals management range from resolving specific product issues to proactively introducing substitutions through new technologies with a view to REACH Authorisation.

We look carefully at hazards and risk. Understanding concepts and perceptions of risk – then assessing and weighing them based on evidence – is essential in ensuring that science-based policy takes precedence. We look at the interplay between our assessment and the law, devising product management strategies and communicating them to stakeholders and policy makers.

Our CIM practice has worked on a number of issues, including the substitution process for chromium VI under REACH, the classification of nickel substances and the withdrawal of a European Commission proposal on anti-dumping duties on raw materials used in cosmetics. We also have extensive experience in health and environmental regulatory and policy matters, particularly at the European Union level.

To learn more about how our CIM team can support you, please contact Willem Vriesendorp.