Katia Merten-Lentz



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.


•Mar 09, 2018 Novel food rules in Europe: Fresh clarity supports innovation
•Feb 20, 2018 Novel foods: An opportunity to access innovation
•Feb 06, 2018 EU rules on COOL may prove to be costly
•Jan 31, 2018 Dual Quality food: Are different recipes for different markets legal?
•Jan 19, 2018 Food advertising claims: What are the differences between EU and US law?
•Dec 27, 2017 Forthcoming EU court decision may shape the future of EU agriculture
•Dec 11, 2017 Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) to meet early December in Berlin


•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


•Apr 17, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present Overview: Food Law in the US
•Mar 20, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz to Present Principle of Mutual Recognition
•Mar 18, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present at the ToasterLAB Vitagora Bootcamp
•Mar 07, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present A Brighter Future Ahead? The Evolving Regulatory Framework for Alternative Protein Sources
•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

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


•American Bar Association


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