Why has the European Union adopted the REACH legislation? Ruxandra Cana, an attorney with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (Brussels), will discuss this hot topic at C&T's REACH Summit by presenting the concerns of the chemical industry in relation to REACH, as well as how it specifically affects cosmetics and personal care manufacturers and suppliers. Cana will also describe where the legislation stands in the acceptance process and the time-frame companies have in which to comply. She previously has spoken on REACH-related issues and is advising numerous corporate clients and associations on the impact of the new legislation on their products.
Cana specializes in European Community law, with special emphasis on chemicals regulation and the future European chemicals policy, and on the regulatory framework for biocides and pesticides. Her practice also includes counseling on food and drug and cosmetics regulations. Cana advises clients on legal and business strategies for the marketing of their products in the EU, looking at both EU and national legislation.
She has been involved in several projects commissioned by the European Commission, including a legal analysis and assessment of the implementation of the EU acquis on food and food contact materials in national legislation in ECE countries. She has also counseled clients on the application of EU legislation on food (labeling, nutrition, food additives, GM food and feed) and advised and actively participated in the formation of an ICCA consortium for the submission of data within the HPV Chemicals Initiative.