Food & Beverage

The food and beverage sector is in constant evolution. Its importance, the diversity of its players and the complexity of the challenges it faces require a specific approach.

It is fast becoming the most intensively regulated sector in Europe and regularly confronts companies with questions of interpretation of the legislation. They need to be able to make quick and strategic decisions.

The Food & Beverage team is headed by Aude Mahy, one of the few recognised experts in this field in Belgium and Europe.

With its in-depth knowledge of the sector and the challenges it faces, the team aims to be an ally of choice for food companies to support them at the highest level in the development of their projects and, if necessary, in the management of crises, conflicts with competing companies and discussions with the administrative authorities (FASFC, Commission, EFSA).

The lawyers of the Food & Beverage team assist food companies at all stages of the production, marketing and distribution of food, beverages, food supplements, food for special medical purposes and animal feed. They also represent their clients in administrative or judicial proceedings, in case of dispute with the authorities or with another actor.

For international projects, the firm has developed a specialised network and is also a member of the Food Lawyers Network Worldwide®, with which the team maintains very close links. The firm has no exclusive relationship with any law firm and can therefore advise clients solely on the basis of their interests.

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Legal 500 – EU REGULATORY: FOOD – TIER 1 – 2022
‘DALDEWOLF has a strong record in regulatory and consumer protection work within the food sector, advising food, feed, and beverage operators on market practices, advertising, intellectual property and data considerations, and distribution issues, alongside representing clients before domestic and European authorities in liability, DOP, and crisis management proceedings. The team is led by food law specialist Aude Mahy, who represents operators across the full range of matters, ranging from advisory and commercial issues through to litigation against regulatory authorities and before European courts.’

Legal 500 – INDUSTRY FOCUS: FOOD – TIER 1 – 2022
‘DALDEWOLF fields one of the strongest and most widely regarded practices in the Belgian market. Working across the full gamut of food and feed law, the ‘extremely knowledgeable and insightful’ team is noted for the depth of its expertise in regulatory and contentious matters, advising a sizeable roster of clients on consumer law, market practices, contractual issues, distribution chains and proceedings before various relevant authorities. The ‘authoritative‘ Aude Mahy is highly regarded for her extensive knowledge of food law – both domestically and at an EU-level – and her capabilities in court, representing clients in matters ranging from nutrition claims to supply chain liability issues and crisis management.