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 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.


•Dec 11, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz to Judge Boomer Challenge
•Oct 25, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present The New Protein Regulatory Landscape
•Oct 24, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Presents Novel Foods at the SIAL Conference
•Oct 11, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz to Present New Novel Food Regulations and Clean Labels
•Sep 18, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz to Present Cooperation Between Singaporean and French Innovation for Nurturing the Future at the Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology
•Sep 12, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz to Present The Regulatory Landscape in the EU: Product Labelling and Marketing
•Sep 05, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Interviewed on Belgian National Radio Channel RTBF on Labelling and Health Claims


•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


•Nov 21, 2018 Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) to meet
•Nov 05, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Interviewed: Your food manufacturing legal questions answered
•Jul 31, 2018 French food pricing legislation could be contrary to EU law
•Jul 18, 2018 New Legal Guarantees for Innovative Food Industries Introduced
•Jul 14, 2018 New Legal Guarantees for Innovative Food Industries Introduced
•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

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:
Brussels; Paris


•American Bar Association


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