The European Union REACH Regulation for Chemicals: Law and Practice

Hardcover | November 24, 2013

EditorLucas Bergkamp

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This book discusses the law and practice of the European Union's new chemical regulatory programmes known under the acronym 'REACH'. REACH is intended to ensure the safe management of risks associated with chemical substances throughout the supply chain. Its scope is very broad; subject tolimited exceptions, REACH applies to all bulk chemicals used in industrial processes and to chemicals present in products such as cleaning products, paints, clothing, furniture, and electrical appliances. The newly established European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the Commission, and member stateauthorities are in charge of administering the various parts of the REACH Regulation, creating a complex patchwork of government powers, procedures, and oversight.The volume is written by experienced REACH practitioners. It addresses both the key legal regulatory issues associated with REACH and the key management and practical challenges. In addition to analysing the scope, the processes, and the obligations of the industry under REACH, the book covers thestrategy and management of REACH compliance from the perspective of the regulated entities. The focus is on the strategic and practical decisions facing companies subject to REACH's various regimes. Significant attention is paid to REACH consortia, which are a key instrument in compliance management, and to the competition law issues arising in connection with REACH consortia. It also covers legal remedies, enforcement, intellectual property rights, and civil liability for damages arising fromchemical substances as well as how companies can shape their REACH compliance programme to reduce their liability exposure.

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This book discusses the law and practice of the European Union's new chemical regulatory programmes known under the acronym ''REACH'. REACH is intended to ensure the safe management of risks associated with chemical substances throughout the supply chain. Its scope is very broad; subject tolimited exceptions, REACH applies to all bulk...

Lucas Bergkamp is a Partner at Hunton and Williams, and head of the European Regulatory Practice. His practice focuses on environment, health and safety, energy, and product regulation, as well as related liability and contractual matters. A medical doctor and lawyer, Lucas represents multinational enterprises and SMEs on a variety of ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:November 24, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Guter Verheugen: ForewordLucas Bergkamp: IntroductionPart I: The Law of REACH1. Bjorn Hansen: Background and Structure of REACH2. Dae-Young Park and Mike Penman: The Organizational and Administrative Structures3. Lucas Bergkamp and Nicholas Herbatschek: The Key Definitions and Scope4. Lucas Bergkamp and Nicholas Herbatschek: The REACH Programmes and ProceduresPart II: The Practice of REACH5. Albania Grosso and Mark Crane: REACH and Strategic Decision-Making6. Michael Penman, Lucas Bergkamp, and Nicholas Herbatschek: REACH Consortia7. Lucas Bergkamp and Nicholas Herbatschek: Information Requirements and Data Sharing8. Daniel Francis: Competition Law9. Lucas Bergkamp, Nicholas Herbatschek, and Uta Jensen-Korte: Compliance and Supply Chain ManagementPart III: Legal Remedies and Sanctions10. Paul Craig, Lucas Bergkamp, Nicholas Herbatschek, and Suriya Jayanti: Dispute Resolution and Legal Remedies11. Lucas Bergkamp and Nicholas Herbatschek: Enforcement and LiabilityPart IV: REACH and the World12. Lawrence A Kogan: International Trade and Investment13. Daniel Uyesato, Malcolm Weiss, Julieta Stepanya, Dae-Young Park, Kazumi Yuki, and Tad Ferris: REACH's Impact in the Rest of the WorldPart V: Evaluating REACH: An Interim Assessment14. Bjorn Hansen and Mike Penman: Is REACH Achieving its Objectives?15. Adam D K Abelkop, Agnes Botos, Lois R Wise, and John D Graham: How Could REACH be Improved?16. Lucas Bergkamp and Daniel C Esty: Does REACH Present a Business Opportunity?17. Lucas Bergkamp, Michael Penman, and Nicholas Herbatschek: Conclusions