In August 2020, Hélène joined the ClientEarth’s team that specialises on chemicals pollution. She is more specifically involved in matters related to the implementation of the main EU chemicals regulation, ‘REACH’.
Before joining ClientEarth, Hélène worked at the US law firm Squire Patton Boggs as a legal adviser specialising on EU environmental regulatory issues, including circular economy, chemicals and sustainable product policy. Prior to that experience, she worked as an intern at the DG Environment of the European Commission on multilateral environmental cooperation, and at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC-UNEP), focusing on forest (EUTR-FLEGT).
Hélène graduated in Public Law and Political Science at Université Jean Moulin in Lyon and pursued her joint Masters in both France (Université Toulouse Capitole) and the Netherlands (Maastricht University). She holds an LL.M in Environmental Law from McGill University (Canada), where she conducted several research projects, with a particular focus on the relationship between environmental protection and Aboriginal legal traditions.
I feel very lucky to be part of a team of inspiring lawyers who work hard to bring sustainable change and justice in the field of chemicals. It enables me to reconcile my legal skills with my personal commitment to shape a governance of the commons that would be truly respectful of human communities and their environment.