ASSISTING COMPANIES AND NGOs IN DEALING WITH REGULATORY AUTHORITIES
Marco has been involved with EU and national regulations in a variety of sectors:
and in different areas:
Geographical Indications of Origin
In 2020 he advised several clients on EU regulatory developments regarding alcoholic drinks, chemicals, fertilizers and essential raw materials.
Ever since he moved to Brussels in 1990, Marco has been involved in a whole range of regulatory initiatives, starting with the deregulation of the postal and telecommunications sectors. He worked on the EU flagship legislation on chemical substances (REACH) since the early drafting stages in 2004. He successfully defended a US multinational in a financial fraud investigation initiated by OLAF; advised an industry group on a possible EU response against US extraterritorial legislation in the public health sector, and a US industry sector on the possibly extraterritorial application of EU competition law; negotiated data sharing agreements between chemical producers against the background of EU animal welfare principles; counseled non-EU producers of fertilizers on national and EU anti-terrorist legislation including potentially discriminatory marketing restrictions; advised an EU Member State as well as chemical and steel industries on different aspects of the EU Commission’s climate change proposals; advised on pesticide residues and contaminants in food; and on the protection of geographical indications of origin regarding alcoholic drinks. He has also advised an NGO on the reform of the EU’s legislation on trade in torture instruments.
In this work, Marco draws on his knowledge of international law, EU law, and national laws.