Director, EHS Regulatory
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Dr. Anna Gergely, a European Patent Attorney in a role equivalent to partner, with a PhD in analytical and quantum chemistry, brings to clients a unique combination of deep scientific understanding and cutting-edge regulatory knowledge in environmental legislation, focusing on chemicals, food, food contact materials, consumer products and workers' safety matters. With more than 20 years of experience in law firms in Brussels focusing on EU regulatory law, she provides companies with comprehensive product compliance strategies and creative regulatory solutions in areas related to the REACH Regulation, the Biocidal Product Regulation with specific emphasis on in-situ generated active substances and treated articles, legislation on cosmetics, food and feed, food contact materials, medical devices, toys, and other regulated products. Anna is consistently recognized in the top tier by the legal directory The Legal 500 EMEA for her work in all the areas of her practice, namely chemicals and environment, and food safety: she has the "rare ability to give clients not only legal advice, but also a scientific interpretation of complex REACH matters," and her "excellent scientific background" is a "great asset."