Katia Merten-Lentz

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Biography

Katia Merten-Lentz, partner resident in the Firm’s Brussels and Paris offices, is a leading practitioner in European food, feed, and agricultural law. Her practice also extends to Environmental Law, Biotechnologies (new breeding technologies) and Cosmetics Law. Ms. Merten-Lentz assists clients throughout the food chain with issues ranging from marketing (food labeling, health and nutrition claims, organic labels etc.) to innovation (nanomaterials, genetically modified organisms, novel foods). She also helps clients in the food and feed area obtaining European authorization for new additives, enzymes and novel foods.

Based on her expertise Ms. Merten-Lentz works on a regular basis with academic institutions, European and national professional bodies, and commercial organizations. She often represents clients before national and EU courts and helps them managing food crisis (recall/withdrawal of products, risk assessment).

Ms. Merten-Lentz is a frequent speaker at international conferences, seminars and workshops on food/feed law, and regularly contributes to food/feed publications. She is one of only four Chambers and Partners ranked attorneys in the category of Regulatory: Agro/Food-Europe-Wide, and she is also recognized by The Legal 500 in both Belgium and France as a Leading Individual in the category of EU Regulatory: Food. Ms. Merten-Lentz has degrees in EU competition law and corporate/business law, and speaks fluent French and English.

News

•May 17, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present The Interplay Between EU Agricultural Policy and Food Law - Focus on the New Regulation on Organic Production
•May 15, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present Trust and Transparency in Prenatal Nutrition
•Apr 27, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present Nutritional and Health Claims
•Apr 20, 2018 Keller and Heckman’s EU Offices Advance to the Top Tier in Chambers’ Rankings
•Apr 17, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present Overview: Food Law in the US
•Apr 11, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Attend Vitagora Seminar
•Apr 05, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Interviewed on Belgian International Radio and Television Channel RTBF

Events

•Oct 25, 2017 Practical Food Law Seminar - Brussels, Belgium
•Sep 27, 2016 Webinar: Brexit from a Food Business Perspective: The Potential Impact on EU Food Law and the Future Relationship Between the EU and the UK
•Oct 14, 2015 Training sessions in our Keller and Heckman Paris office

Articles

•Jun 27, 2018 Question hanging over whether new plant breeding techniques are GMOs
•May 15, 2018 The Outcome and Most Emblematic Decisions Taken by the 50th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives
•May 15, 2018 How EU labelling exemptions for alcohol are coming to an end
•Apr 24, 2018 Streamlined regulation paves way for wave of exotic foods in Europe
•Apr 17, 2018 International food safety leaders and experts on contaminants and toxins made significant progress in adopting and advancing most of the provisions that were discussed at the last meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Contaminants
•Mar 20, 2018 How the revised novel food regulation serves innovation
•Mar 16, 2018 Forthcoming 50th session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (23-30 March 2018, Xiamen, People’s Republic of China)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Environmental
  • Food & Drug
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+32 (0) 2 645 5073  Phone
+32 (2) 645 5050  Fax
www.khlaw.com/Katia-Merten-Lentz
Law School Attended:
Metz University, Master of Law, with distinction, 1992; Strasbourg University, LL.M., Certificate in European Business Law, with merits, 1993; Strasbourg University, LL.M., with merits, 1994; King's College-London, Postgraduate Diploma in EC Competition Law, with merits, 2003
Year of First admission:
1995
Admission:
Brussels; Paris
Memberships:

Memberships

•American Bar Association

ISLN:
914981235

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