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Renowned EU food lawyer Katia Merten-Lentz continues to be top-tier ranked in recently released Legal 500

Legal 500 has published its EMEA rankings for 2022. The rankings are based on independent research on both feedback from peers and clients, as well as on information on projects we are proud to advise our clients on.

We are pleased to announce that Katia-Merten Lentz has maintained her top-tier individual ranking in both Belgium and France.

Food Law Science & Partners and Katia Merten-Lentz receive Legal 500 Top Tier Firm & Leading Individual Recognition in Europe’s 2023 ranking  
Brussels/Paris – April 2023

Food Law Science & Partners and founder Katia Merten-Lentz have been announced as Top Tier firm and leading individual as EU Food Lawyer in Legal 500 2023 rankings, which were published this week.

Katia’s strengths according to clients and Legal 500:

‘Deep, practical knowledge in EU food regulatory policy. Regulatory advice is timely and strategic—they collaborate closely with clients to meet unique needs and find creative avenues to unblock challenges as they arise.’

‘The partners in the team have significant experience with legal and regulatory matters with a strong focus on food. In addition, the team includes scientific expertise that is required to understand the function or other reason behind a regulatory enquiry. Having a strong network within the food industry and food regulatory affairs, they can also provide insight into the direction that regulatory authorities (or indeed the market) is taking – which can be taken into account by the client when making a decision with costly briefs such as an application for novel food status.’

‘Nathalie Henin brings scientific and nutritional knowledge to the firm, which allows them to offer more thorough guidance and advice.’

‘The team is composed of people who have significant senior-level experience in providing regulatory insights and advice to key clients in the food industry. The experience and composition of the team gives us confidence that they are not only looking at food issues from a legal point of view, but do also have a good understanding of the industry and the technology and science that supports it.’

The team has an in-depth knowledge of EU food legislation and the ability to go beyond just analysing EU legislation, in that it is able to propose arguments to defend and protect our business.’

Katia has founded international boutique firm Food Law Science & Partners. Katia Merten-Lentz: “The team and I are delighted about this continued market recognition, which cements our position as one of the best boutique law firms in Europe in the Food Law area. It is always our aim to help our clients best and secure their market position via for instance authorization procedures, risk assessments, marketing new and innovative goods and tap into new and existing areas of demand. We know how trustworthy our clients are and receiving this kind of ranking means a lot. We are grateful for their kind recognition and loyalty.”


About Legal 500

The Legal 500 EMEA Guide is compiled annually. The rankings are based on independent research and both feedback from peers and clients.

About Food Law Science & Partners

The Food Law Science & Partners’ team represents and litigates on behalf of clients all over the world. Acting as the main point of contact and responsible for the overall strategy and approach, Food Law Science & Partners support food and feed clients in domestic, regional or international cases. A large percentage of the team’s client work has a non-EU component. In these cases, Food Law Science & Partners act as the main point of contact and oversee the dossier and appoints other law firms through their esteemed network of lawyers to act as principal lawyers in the relevant jurisdiction.