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With a Chemicals team of more than 100 lawyers throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, we are one of the few firms with a chemicals practice to assist you in any legal, regulatory or advocacy matter on a global basis.

Our global Chemicals team can help you manage your concerns efficiently, while capitalizing on new opportunities.

Why Choose Us?

We know your industry. Our chemicals lawyers have decades of experience. Many have doctorates in chemistry or chemical engineering. Others have worked as general counsel and in other senior positions at chemical companies.

Our clients include a third of the top worldwide chemical companies. You will benefit from our blue-chip client list and cross-practice expertise.

We work closely across our practices, and we achieve seamless counsel by working with colleagues from all our practice groups.

Antitrust and International Trade

We have seasoned chemicals lawyers who understand your markets and are there to assist on antitrust and trade matters. Our lawyers have decades of global regulatory experience with antitrust, competition, international trade, export controls, duty recovery, and other standard and emerging issues.

Corporate Transactions, Finance and Governance

We counsel on leading M&A transactions and financings in the chemicals space, with clients such as Ashland and INEOS.

Environmental, Safety and Health

For over a century, our Chemicals Group has worked with federal and state regulators and agencies on a variety of chemical issues, including permitting. Where negotiations fail, we have the advocacy experience to successfully challenge overreaching rules.

Intellectual Property

A number of our intellectual property lawyers hold doctorates in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and other chemical-related fields. Many of these lawyers have worked for companies as radiologic technologists, research engineers, patent agents and in-house counsel to chemical companies. Our large, global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice understands your chemical business and speaks your language.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Since the early 20th century, we have defended multinational chemical companies, applying a range of cost-effective dispute resolution strategies. We are pleased to have DuPont call on us as one of its “go-to” firms for litigation.

Public Policy

An iconic American brand in public policy, advocacy, and lobbying, we are the most experienced public policy practice in the US and internationally. We can develop knowledge-tested strategies to ensure you are heard, at the right time, by the right people, in capital cities across the globe.

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  • John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company was one of our earliest clients more than 100 years ago; we have evolved in step with the industry ever since
  • DuPont recognized us with its Challenge Award, honoring us as one of the best among an already-elite group of DuPont primary law firms and service providers
  • Ashland Inc. selected us as “go to” counsel on M&A, securities and litigation matters
  • The National Law Journal featured our representation on both transactional and litigation chemicals matters for Goodrich and DuPont