Aude MAY - 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 lid van de Brusselse balie (2004). Zij is partner bij DALDEWOLF. Zij leidt het team Food & Beverage.

Aude heeft een gecombineerde expertise ontwikkeld in handelsrecht en Belgisch en Europees levensmiddelenrecht. Zij staat levensmiddelenbedrijven bij in zaken betreffende strategische kwesties zoals voedings- en gezondheidsclaims, etikettering, reclame, crisismanagement, voedingssupplementen, marktpraktijken, distributienetwerken en aansprakelijkheidskwesties in de toeleveringsketen. In die hoedanigheid vertegenwoordigt zij haar cliënten regelmatig voor de rechtbank en voor regelgevende instanties. Aude is een erkend expert in haar gebied en haar praktijk in levensmiddelenrecht is sinds 2013 systematisch gerangschikt als “Tier-1” door de Legal 500 legal directory.

BELANGRIJKSTE EXPERTISES

  • Food & Beverage
  • Marktpraktijken
  • Geschillen
  • Beheer van voedselcrissisen

ACTIVITEITEN EN LIDMAATSCHAP

  • Lid van de balie te Brussel
  • Lid van de raad van bestuur van de Academie voor Europees recht (ERA)
  • Lid van het Food Lawyers Network wereldwijd
  • Lid van de European Food Law Association (EFLA)
  • Lid van het Compliance Pro register
  • Lid van de Marketing- en Reclamecommissie van de Internationale Kamer van Koophandel (ICC)
  • Correspondent voor België van de European Food and Feed Law Review (Lexxion)
  • Voormalig assistent aan de Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Romeins en burgerlijk recht (2005-2010)

OPLEIDING

  • Certificaat in internationaal levensmiddelenrecht (EU-voedingsmiddelenrecht), Michigan State University, VS (2011)
  • Licentiaat in de rechten, ULB (2004)

RECENTE BIJDRAGEN

Boeken

  • Mahy Aude (april 2022), Droit alimentaire – Approche pragmatique de la réglementation belge et européenne, Brussel, Larcier, collectie “Droit actuel”, 592 paginas.
  • “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”, met 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 ? », met C. Verdure, in J. Englebert and J-L Fagnart, L’Action en réparation collective, Anthémis, Limal, dec. 2015, blz. 223-239.
  • « Actualités en droit alimentaire », collectief boek onder leiding van E. Van Nieuwenhuyze en C. Verdure, Anthemis, Limal, dec. 2014, 250 blz.
  • Managing Editor van “Advertising food in Europe – A comparative law analysis”, Lexxion Legal Publisher, Brussel, Berlin, 2014 (426 blz.)

Artikels

  • « Arrêt « Altic » : non-respect de la législation en matière de droit alimentaire et droit à déduction T.V.A »., met Y. Spiegl, in Journal de droit européen, 2020/1, blz. 18
  • « Arrêt « OABA » : l’abattage des animaux à l’épreuve du label bio », met R. Spangenberg, in Journal de droit européen, 2019/7, blz. 294
  • “May contain: New developments in Belgium for allergen precaution labelling”, in European Food and Feed Law Review, 4/2019, (vol. 14), blz. 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, blz. 136-147
  • “Recent Developments in Belgium: Food Supplements, Use of the Term ‘Artisanal’ and Reference Doses for Allergens”, met A. Sanak, in European Food and Feed Law Review, 1/2018 (Vol.13), blz. 44-48

Conferenties en seminaries

  • 19 mei 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), Brussel
  • Mei 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)
  • Okt. 2020: Chair of the Annual Conference on EU Law in the Food Sector 2020, ERA (online)
  • April 2020: Breakfast at Stefany’s DALDEWOLF, “Trade secrets in the food sector’, met V. de le Court (webinar)
  • Maart 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, Duitsland
  • Nov. 2019 : Alimento, “Formation additifs alimentaires”, Charleroi
  • Sept. 2019: DALDEWOLF & Food Security asbl, “Food Crisis: How to react? Legal issues and Beyond”, seminar van één dag, Brussel
  • April 2019: ERA Annual Conference in food law, “Latest development of the FIC – FoP schemes”, Brussel