Sidley has an industry-leading, multidisciplinary, and multijurisdictional Chemical Regulatory and Product Stewardship practice. Leveraging the firm’s global platform and vast cross-servicing capabilities, our lawyers help clients navigate the complexities of chemical and product laws and regulations at the federal and state levels, as well as assist in the defense of government investigations and enforcement actions. We counsel clients of all sizes and industries on assessing product and supply chain risks posed by legal developments, ensuring continued market access, commercial operations, and regulatory compliance.
Chemical Regulation and Product Stewardship
Clients all over the world turn to our lawyers for effective solutions to their most pressing chemical management and disposal issues across the supply chain. In the U.S., we advise on Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (and state analogs), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), California’s Proposition 65, and various state “green chemistry” laws. In Europe, we are an authority on the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation, the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation, the Biocidal Products Regulation, and legislation on plant protection products.
Manufacturers and importers of chemicals and products value our deep experience in handling complex regulatory compliance and government enforcement actions. We represent clients in transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters at the intersection of regional and international environmental law, including transboundary issues and under international agreements or World Trade Organization rules. Our integrated group also works seamlessly with the firm’s environmental, international trade, food and drug, products liability, and government strategies team to help clients achieve their legal and business objectives.