According to REACH, every substance can only be registered once. Therefore, REACH foresees the cooperation of manufacturers and importers for registration, even though they might be competitors on the market. REACH offers the possibility of a joint registration in a consortium. By this means, possible risks resulting from the generation of a joint technical dossier could be minimized and costs could be reduced. K&L offers a complete service package for the foundation and maintenance of a consortium, among these are administrative services, competition law, trustee services, IT platform. The appropriate procedures to run a consortium have been developed in a pilot project K&L has conducted in 2007 and 2008 together with the industry branch association TEGEWA (committee for textile chemistry), part of VCI (association of chemical industry in Germany), and 13 member companies, supported by the ministry of the environment of Baden-Wuerttemberg.