Mayer Brown raid boosts Brussels

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw has strengthened its Brussels office with a partner from Keller and Heckman.

EU regulatory specialist Jean-Philippe Montfort joined the firm on 8 March. He will be followed by associates Anna Gergely and Sébastien Louvion in the next few weeks.

Montfort is the Chairman of the Chemical Working Group of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (Amcham EU), and is one of the leading legal experts on the upcoming EU regulatory regime for chemicals, REACH.

Kiran Desai a partner in Mayer Brown Brussels office said “The value of work concerning REACH and other EU regulatory standards will grow materially over the next ten years. Having in-house expertise on these regulations places us in a prime position to help clients address such major governmental pressures.”

Mayer Brown has been busy ramping up its Brussels office in recent months. In October it landed a trio of Coudert Brothers lawyers including international trade law partner Paulette Vander Schueren.