Hélѐne Duguy is an environmental regulatory and policy specialist in the firm’s International Public Policy Practice in Brussels. She advises clients primarily on environmental/climate policy, law and governance. Hélѐne joined the firm in 2019 from the United Nation’s Environmental Program (UNEP), and previously worked for the EU Commission.

    Hélѐne studied Law and Political Science in Lyon, France, and Maastricht, Netherlands, with a focus on European and international law, criminal law and competition law. She specialised in environmental legal matters during her LL.M. degree at McGill University, Canada. After graduating in 2017, she worked as an environmental lawyer for a range of non-governmental organisations, before moving on to the European Commission (DG Environment) and later the UNEP. She mainly worked on biodiversity conservation policies, multilateral environmental cooperation and environmental aspects of trade policy.

    In her current role at the firm, Hélѐne focuses on the implications of the EU plastics, chemicals and waste legislation, and advises clients on a range of related legal, regulatory and policy matters.

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    Education

    • McGill University, MA, 2017
    • Maastricht University and Universite Toulouse Capitole, Joint MA, 2016
    • Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon III, BA (Hons), 2014
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