Katia Merten-Lentz is partner at Keller & Heckman and specialized in European, Belgian and French agri-food, environmental and cosmetics law.
She 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 heads Keller and Heckman’s EU Food and Feed law team (8 FTE) compromising lawyers and scientist in Brussels and Paris and is reputed for her expertise on food innovation and food tech, a topic she frequently comments on from a legal point of view for various media outlets.
Born and raised in the multi-cultural Alsace, worked in European, Anglo-Saxon and American business environments, Katia embraces diversity and is used to working in internationally and globally active teams.
Katia’s expertise is widely recognized. This is reflected by a Tier 1 ranking EU-wide and in Belgium and France in legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Market commentators describe Katia’s team as outstanding for its ‘excellent product liability work and food crisis management capabilities’ and laud Katia as “highly responsive, available and attentive”. Katia is mentioned a leading individual and is one of only 4 food & feed lawyers on Chambers and Partners’ spotlight table.