Maximilien Pallu

Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs, Government Contracts, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)


Maximilien Pallu helps companies navigate the complex EU environmental and ESG landscape. He has extensive experience of European chemical legislations, including REACH, CLP, Pesticides, Biocides and other related regulations. He is regularly involved in matters related to plastics, recycling, and sustainability. Maximilien also supports companies with regard to their compliance obligations pertaining to biodiversity, including guidance to comply with the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing, green marketing, and extended producer responsibility. He represents companies, industry groups and trade associations in litigation cases before the European Court of Justice and the Board of Appeal of the European Chemical Agency. He also advises clients on product safety matters, including product recalls, and food contact materials issues.


  • Representing a multinational consumer package goods company before the Court of Justice of the EU in a case related to animal testing and cosmetic products; 
  • Advising a multinational major appliance and consumer electronics corporation on the making of green claims in the European Union; 
  • Advising cosmetic companies on the compliance of their value chains with the Protocol of Nagoya; 
  • Acting as legal advisor and managing a European industry association of tobacco manufacturers; 
  • Advising a leading sportswear company on the microplastics restriction; 
  • Acting for bike manufacturers on product's recalls in the European Union; 
  • Advising a specialty chemicals company on the selling of chemicals manufacturing plants; 
  • Defending a personal care company on a situation of non-compliance with the REACH Regulation; 
  • Advising a major Japanese company on regulatory requirements for nano substances. 


  • University of California, College of Law, San Francisco, LLM
  • Université Paris II Panthéon Assas, Master II in Public Economic Law
  • Université Paris II Panthéon Assas, Master degree in Public Law, Bachelor in Law

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  • Brussels, Belgium (E List)
  • New York
  • Paris


  • Anglais
  • Français