The law firm of Joachim Quoden is specialised in producer responsibility legislation with a focus on the European Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and its implementation in the 27 Member States, the members of the European Economic Area and the Accession Countries.

Moreover, expertise on the packaging legislation in Canada, US, Japan and other non-European countries can be given as well as advice on the implementation of the WEEE and the Battery Directive in the different European Member States.

Besides legal advice, monitoring of respective developments within the European Commission and the European Parliament can be provided, as well as – if required  - contacts to the relevant stakeholders in Brussels.

Also, special questions around topics like “mandatory deposit for one-way beverage containers”, “biodegradable packaging” and “carbon footprint” can be answered.

As very often the challenges of companies regarding the practical implementation of producer responsibility are not limited to legal advice, co-operations have been agreed upon with other environmental and economical consultants all over Europe and beyond to offer the best solution for every question possible.

Especially for matters in the Czech Republic, a co-operation agreement with the law firm of Dr Michaela Kozlova in Prague is in place so that a comprehensive support can be provided to foreign companies conducting business in Czech Republic.