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.
Effective management of climate risk will play a critical role in driving the low-carbon transition and ensuring our environment is protected for future generations. It is immensely rewarding to join ClientEarth’s work in this rapidly developing area.