Sector & service specialists


The EU’s chemical policy is focused on promoting safe and sustainable chemicals, enhancing regulatory frameworks, addressing substances of concern like PFAS, and fostering industry collaboration to achieve environmental sustainability and human health protection in the European chemical sector.

It is impossible to talk about the chemical sector in Brussels without mentioning 2023 BestinBrussels award winning European Chemical Industry Council. Cefic employs over 160 staff and represents large, medium and small chemical companies across Europe, which directly provide 1.2 million jobs and account for almost 15% of world chemical production.

The largest chemical companies are also significant Brussels players in their own right with seven of them (Bayer, ExxonMobil, BASF, Dow, Shell, BP and Chemours) in the top 30 of all corporate spenders according to the EU transparency register.

Specialist Law firms

The chemicals industry is one of Europe’s largest manufacturing sectors. As an ‘enabling industry’, it plays a pivotal role in providing innovative materials and technological solutions to support Europe’s industrial competitiveness. The chemicals industry produces petrochemicals, polymers, basic inorganics, specialties, and consumer chemicals. The sector is currently undergoing rapid structural change as it faces major challenges, including increased competition from other countries and rising costs.

European Commission

Best in Brussels 2023/24 Report

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