Portrait d'Aude MAHY, Avocate associée - DALDEWOLF

Chambers Europe – Regulatory: Agro/Food – Europe-wide – 2022
‘Aude Mahy leads DALDEWOLF’s food law practice team. She has considerable expertise advising clients at a Belgian and EU level, handling contentious and non-contentious matters, including relating to food fraud and labelling. A source describes her as “very skilled and confident.’

Legal 500 – EU REGULATORY: FOOD – TIER 1 – 2022
‘Aude Mahy is very approachable and provides top notch advice. Not formalistic at all and also fun to work with. I can trust that my clients are in good hands with her.’

‘Great expertise, effective cooperation, team spirit. Thorough knowledge of all aspects of food regulation.’

‘Top experts, excellent soft skills, perfect combination of practical and theoretical knowledge. Very experienced, committed and hardworking.’

‘Aude Mahy is exceptional. Few lawyers are available in food and safety law with such a knowledge of the market.’

‘Aude Mahy is clear, precise and reactive. She always makes herself available to answer our urgent demands.’

‘Aude Mahy and her team have a dual expertise in EU regulatory and Belgian law. This is what makes the firm unique and special.’

‘Aude Mahy is very sharp and focused. She has a talent for raising the questions that should not be left behind.’

‘We worked primarily with Aude Mahy – she was incredibly insightful and collaborated as a true partner for navigating the Belgian authorities and providing feedback. Provided really expert guidance throughout and helped in navigating the authorities.’

Legal 500 – INDUSTRY FOCUS: FOOD – TIER 1 – 2022
‘Completely up to speed regarding the latest developments in food law. Very nice series of webinars during the pandemic.’

‘Audy Mahy is an authority when it comes to EU food law and its national implementation. She also understands very well the challenges of various food business operators and knows how to best assist them.’

‘Skilled and result-oriented team. Available, responsive and proactive members.’

‘Aude Mahy is an excellent lawyer with huge experience in the field of EU food law. Brilliant expert in legal training, fast-thinking, innovative and easy going.’

‘Aude Mahy has been in the food law community for more than 10 years. Her team at Daldewolf have a unique capability when it comes to handling complex Belgian matters. They can provide 360-degree legal advice and representation relating to any food law matter involving the Belgian market.’

‘Aude Mahy is extremely talented. She has a deep knowledge of EU food law and Belgian national laws.’

‘Extremely knowledgeable and insightful in specialty food area – in particular FSMP – in both Europe and Belgium.’

‘We worked primarily with Aude Mahy – her guidance and insights were extremely useful and helped us to establish the products on the market in Belgium. We would not have been successful without her guidance.’

Aude Mahy is a member of the Brussels Bar (2004). She is a partner at DALDEWOLF. She heads the Food & Beverage team.

Aude has developed a combined expertise in commercial law and Belgian and European food law. She assists food companies in matters relating to strategic issues such as nutrition and health claims, labelling, advertising, food crisis management, food supplements, market practices, distribution networks and supply chain liability issues. In this capacity, she regularly represents her clients in court and before regulatory authorities. Aude is a recognised expert in her field and her food law practice has been consistently ranked as a “Tier-1” by the Legal 500 legal directory since 2013.

MAIN AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Food & Beverage
  • Market practices
  • Litigation
  • Food crisis management

ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of the Brussels Bar
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the European Law Academy (ERA)
  • Member of the Food Lawyers Network Worldwide
  • Member of the European Food Law Association (EFLA)
  • Member of the Compliance Pro register
  • Member of the Marketing and Advertising Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Belgian correspondent of the European Food and Feed Law Review (Lexxion)
  • Formerly assistant at the Free University of Brussels, Roman and Civil Law (2005-2010)

EDUCATION

  • Certificate in International Food Law (EU Food Law), Michigan State University, USA (2011)
  • Law Degree, ULB (2004)

RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS

Books

  • Mahy Aude (april 2022), Droit alimentaire – Approche pragmatique de la réglementation belge et européenne, Brussels, Larcier, collection “Droit actuel”, 592 pages.
  • “Quantitative Indication of Ingredients”, in Regulation 1169/2011 Food Information for Consumers – a short expert commentary!, meyer.rechtsanwalts GmbH, Sept. 2019
  • “European Food Labelling Laws, Cases and Health Claims”, with N. Conte-Salinas, in International food Law & Policy, (eds. G. Steier et K. Patel), Springer, 2017
  • « L’émergence de l’action en réparation collective : vers un nouveau risque (pour le secteur) alimentaire ? », with C. Verdure, in J. Englebert and J-L Fagnart, L’Action en réparation collective, Anthemis, Limal, Dec. 2015, pp. 223-239.
  • « Actualités en droit alimentaire », collective book under the direction of E. Van Nieuwenhuyze and C. Verdure, Anthemis, Limal, Dec. 2014, 250 p.
  • Managing Editor of “Advertising food in Europe – A comparative law analysis”, Lexxion Legal Publisher, Brussels, Berlin, 2014 (426 p.)

Articles

  • Mahy A., « Loi du 28 novembre 2021 : une protection renforcée pour les fournisseurs de denrées alimentaires », Doctrine, in Journal des Tribunaux, 2022/13, n° 6893
  • A. Mahy et al., “The Response of the EU Agri-Food Chain to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Chronicles from the EU and Selected Member States”, in European Food and Feed Law Review, 2020, Vol. 15, No 4, pp. 336-356
  • « Arrêt « Vignoble Psagot » : une mention obligatoire peut-elle être trompeuse ? », avec R. Spangenberg, in Journal de droit européen, 2020/4, pp. 169-172
  • « Belgian Circular Clarifies the Use of Ingredients in the ‘Clean Label’ Trend”, with A. Servé, in European Food and Feed Law Review, 1/2020, (vol. 15), pp. 59-61
  • « Arrêt « Altic » : non-respect de la législation en matière de droit alimentaire et droit à déduction T.V.A »., with Y. Spiegl, in Journal de droit européen, 2020/1, p. 18
  • « Arrêt « OABA » : l’abattage des animaux à l’épreuve du label bio », with R. Spangenberg, in Journal de droit européen, 2019/7, p. 294
  • “May contain: New developments in Belgium for allergen precaution labelling”, in European Food and Feed Law Review, 4/2019, (vol. 14), pp. 371-379
  • « Peut contenir… » : Du neuf en Belgique en matière d’étiquetage de précaution sur l’allergène », in Food Law and Science, Die Keure, 2019/3, pp. 136-147
  • “Recent Developments in Belgium: Food Supplements, Use of the Term ‘Artisanal’ and Reference Doses for Allergens”, with A. Sanak, in European Food and Feed Law Review, 1/2018 (Vol.13), pp. 44-48

Conferences and seminars

  • 19 May 2022: “EU legislative, policy and case law update” (panel moderator), Annual Conference on EU Law in the Food Sector 2022, Academy of European Law (ERA), Brussels
  • May 2022: Actualité en droit alimentaire: avez-vous tout suivi?, Breakfast at Stefany’s, DALDEWOLF (webinar)
  • Feb. 2021: Latest developments on origin labelling, BSFO Legal (online)
  • Oct. 2020: Chair of the Annual Conference on EU Law in the Food Sector 2020, ERA (online)
  • July 2020: “Sustainable nutrition food labels and claims: What’s next with the F2F?” – live talk, hosted by Competere.eu (https://www.competere.eu/food-labels-farm-to-fork/)
  • April 2020: Breakfast at Stefany’s DALDEWOLF, “Trade secrets in the food sector’, with V. de le Court (webinar)
  • March 2020 : Breakfast at Stefany’s DALDEWOLF, “Actualités en matière de publicité pour les denrées alimentaires » (webinar)
  • Nov. 2019: ICC – “When food Law Meets Customs”, Dusseldorf (Germany)
  • Nov. 2019 : Alimento, “Formation additifs alimentaires”, Charleroi
  • Sept. 2019: DALDEWOLF & Food Security asbl, “Food Crisis: How to react? Legal issues and Beyond”, one-day seminar, Brussels
  • April 2019: ERA Annual Conference in food law, “Latest development of the FIC – FoP schemes”, Brussels
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