Aude Mahy

Aude heads the Food Law Practice Team of DALDEWOLF.
Aude has developed a genuine combined expertise in food and in commercial law, at both the European and Belgian level. She has a proven track record in assisting food and beverages business operators, and successfully representing them in court and before the authorities in matters relating, among others, to nutrition and health claims, labelling, advertising, food crisis management, food supplements, market practices, distribution networks, and liability issues in the food supply chain.
She is recognised as an expert in the field and her food law practice has continuously been ranked Tier-1 by Legal 500. Sought after speaker, Aude is a member of the Food Lawyers Network Worldwide and is country correspondent for the European Food and Feed Law Review (Lexxion).
Aude has obtained her master Master’s degree of Laws (Lic. Jur.) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 2004 and holds a certificate in EU Food Law from the Michigan State University. In parallel with her position as attorney-at-law, Aude has been working as a teaching assistant in civil law (roman law) at the ULB between 2005 and 2009.



“Aude Mahy is a star; she has her finger on the pulse of the sector and is very responsive” Legal 500 EMEA (2019 edition)

“(S)harp, pragmatic and business-oriented responses”. “Outstanding” Legal 500 EMEA (2016 edition)

 “(H)as strong industry knowledge” Legal 500 EMEA (2015 edition)”



Food Law, Competition, distribution and market practices.


  • Country Report Belgium and Luxembourg,  EFFL 6/2018, (together with A. Sanak)
  • Origin labelling: new rules in the EU, AmCham Connect, Oct. 2018
  • Recent developments regarding Health Claims and further news on European Food Law,  Meyer Publication, July 2018;
  • "Food Supplements, Use of the Term ‘Artisanal’ and Reference Doses for Allergens in Food", (EFFL) 1/2018, Feb. 2018 (together with A. Sanak)
  • European Food Labelling Laws, Cases and Health Claims, in International food Law & Policy, (eds. G. Steier et K. Patel), Springer, September 2017, (together with N.Conte-Salinas);
  • Several Legislative Changes Are Expected in Belgium with Regard to the Self-checking, Food Supplements and Plants Used in Food, EFFL, April 2017 (together with A. Sanak)
  • The Case of the “Champagner Sorbet” – Unlawful Exploitation or Legitimate Use of the Protected Name “Champagne”? , EFFL 1/2017, pp. 43-48 (together with Florence d’Ath)
  • Ceci n’est pas du lait – This is not milk. The Use of the Reserved Names “Milk”, “Yogurt” and “Dairy” for Non-Dairy Products, EFFL Review, 4/2016, pp. 328-332 together with Florence d’Ath);
  • Food Labelling : Belgium Clarifies Scope of Certain Categories of Food Exempt from Labelling Obligations, EFFL 5/2016;
  • EU Food Information Regulation 1169/2011, Implementing measures by Member States (Belgian Chapter),  Food Lawyers Network, Jens Karsten Ed., 2016 ;
  • L’émergence de l’action collective: vers un nouveau risque (pour le secteur) alimentaire? in L’action en réparation collective, Anthemis, Bruxelles, December 2015 (together with Ch. Verdure) ;
  • Arrêt «Teekanne » : Dans quelles circonstances un étiquetage alimentaire peut-il être considéré comme « trompeur » ?”, J.D.E., November 2015;
  • National Measures on Allergen Labelling for Non-Prepacked Food, EFFL 2/2015, pp. 141-143
  • L’information sur les produits alimentaires (publicité, étiquetage, labels), actes du colloque Actualités en droit alimentaire, Anthemis, Limal, December 2014 ;
  • Advertising Food in Europe – A comparative law analysis (ed. Aude Mahy), Lexxion Legal Publisher, 2014;
  • Managing Editor of Advertising food in Europe – A comparative law analysis (and Belgian chapter), Lexxion Legal Publisher, 2014;