Food Law

  • Counsel on products launches of dietary and diat-balancing supplements, dietetic foods, enriched foods, or other functional foods
  • Legal opinions on the marketability of foods and functional ingredients (delimitation issues, reviews under substance law)
  • Representation in administrative proceedings re general permits/licensing, and certificates of exemptionsUndertaking notification procedures for dietary food and supplements
  • Counsel and representation in the context of the notification and approval proceedings for novel foods and in the admission of genetically modified foods
  • Counsel on claims re nutritional value and health, and representation in the context of admissions procedures
  • Counsel on food labeling and advertising
  • Protection and defense of geographical statements of origin
  • Counseling and litigation in product liability cases
  • Counsel on food hygiene
  • Undertaking crisis management
  • Advisory re marketing foods over specific distribution systems (e.g., internet sales, multi-level marketing, tele-shopping)
  • Representation before official authorities and public prosecution re complaints
  • Lobbying of associations, ministries and international organizations


Dr. Christoph Hegele


Publications on Food Law


Events and Activities:

Conferences and Seminars on Food Law