Nicole Coutrelis

Guest Instructor, International Food Laws and Regulations

Nicole Coutrelis


Paris and Brussels

Institute for Food Laws and Regulations

Nicole Coutrelis has been a lawyer at the Paris Bar since 1985. Before starting her private practice, she was at the French "Office National Interprofessionnel des Céréales" (Cereals Authority) where she was in charge of the European Affairs (1972-1978). She was then nominated at the French Permanent Representation to the EC in Brussels, ("Attaché Agricole" from 1978 to 1982) and joined afterwards the Legal Service of the European Commission (1982-1985).

Nicole Coutrelis is a partner of COUTRELIS & ASSOCIES, a French Law Firm with Offices in Paris and in Brussels, specializing in EU Law, mainly in Antitrust, Agriculture, Food and Drug Regulations, Alcoholic Beverages, Free Movement of Goods and all matters related to the Single Market. She is particularly in charge of the Food Law Practice of the Firm, counseling, lobbying and litigating, in France, in other Member States of the EU and before the European Court of Justice and Court of First Instance in Luxembourg.

Nicole Coutrelis is also past President of the European Food Law Association and of the International Wine Law Association. She is a Member of the IBA, Committees C, O and S (Consumer Law and Product Liability) and is the author of many articles and Conferences related to European Food Law. A recent article of her on the marketing of foodstuffs in France was published by the Food and Drug Law Journal. COUTRELIS & ASSOCIES is the first European law firm to have joined the Food and Drug Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

International Food Law and Regulation
Food Regulation in the European Union

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