Katia Merten-Lentz



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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 has degrees in EU competition law and corporate/business law, and speaks fluent French and English.


•Dec 11, 2017 Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) to meet early December in Berlin
•Nov 13, 2017 Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL) adopts modernized international rules on date marking
•Nov 02, 2017 Defining ‘vegan' and ‘vegetarian' in Europe
•Oct 18, 2017 Is dual food quality still legal in the EU?
•Oct 16, 2017 Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Labelling to adopt revised international standards on food labelling
•Oct 10, 2017 Order amending the Order of 19 October 2006 on the use of processing aids in the manufacture of certain foodstuffs has been published in the French Official Journal
•Sep 28, 2017 Fipronil: a shock to the system


•Dec 12, 2017 Katia Merten-Lentz to Present Seminar on Novel Food
•Dec 08, 2017 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present Nutrient Profiles open New Opportunities for Claims in Borderline Areas
•Dec 04, 2017 Katia Merten-Lentz to Present New Regulatory Framework on Novel Foods
•Sep 28, 2017 Katia Merten-Lentz to Present Training Seminar on Nutrition or Health Food Regulation
•Jun 12, 2017 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present Export from the EU to China: General Trade Issues at the Food Law in Asia Export, Labelling and Countering Fraud Conference
•May 09, 2017 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Attend Vitafoods Europe
•May 04, 2017 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present at the ERA Annual Conference on EU Law in the Food Sector


•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

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Environmental
  • Food & Drug
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+32 (0) 2 645 5073  Phone
+32 (2) 645 5050  Fax
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:
Paris; Brussels


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