Leader of REACH Regulatory practice, Leader of Global Chemical Industry Group, Managing Partner of Brussels Office

Jean-Philippe Montfort

Product Liability & Mass Torts, Chemicals, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

"Jean-Philippe Montfort is a brilliant lawyer. He is very experienced and particularly good at defining the legal strategy. He always gives really practical advice and is a great guy to work with "
Chambers Europe


Jean-Philippe Montfort is one of Europe's leading and most experienced legal practitioners on EU chemical control (REACH/CSS). Clients turn to Jean-Philippe for counsel in the following areas:

REACH Regulation: Jean-Philippe provides strategic advice, advocacy and litigation support to companies and trade associations to defend substances targeted under the REACH and CLP legislations. He has an impressive track record of successfully litigating cases before the European Courts and the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) Board of Appeal (BoA). He is widely recognized as an innovative, yet pragmatic, advisor and litigator.


European Commission Mandates

  • Project leader for the Commission REACH Implementing Project (RIP 3.4) on Data Sharing and Consortia
  • Legal counseling in various projects lead by RPA for the Commission: e.g. Review of the scope of the CMD and CAD in 2018-2019

Product Defense

  • Representing Consortia and multinational companies in the defense of their interests on EU harmonized classification and labeling (CLH), Authorisation and Restriction Processes, including:
    • Represented the Titanium Dioxide Industry in obtaining the annulment of the European Commission’s 2020 decision that classified titanium dioxide as a category 2 carcinogen by inhalation in certain powder form
    • Represented multinational companies on the CLH process for TPP, Zinc Pyrithium, Sodium Pyrithium, DTPA


  • ジョージタウン大学ロースクール, LLM, Master of Law
  • Université Catholique de Louvain, Diplôme en administration des Entreprises
  • Université Catholique de Louvain, Licencié en Droit
  • Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, Candidat en Droit


  • Brussels Bar (Ordre Français des Avocats au Barreau de Bruxelles)


  • フランス語
  • 英語
  • Italian


  • Chairman of the Chemical Working Group of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (Amcham EU)
  • Frequent speaker in conferences on chemical legislation and product safety issues, including the “essential use” concept, introduced in the CSS
  • Member of the European Board of Alumni of Georgetown University Law Centre