Nicole Coutrelis

Nicole Coutrelis

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Subject Matter Expert, International Food Laws and Regulations

Nicole Coutrelis has been a lawyer of the Paris Bar since 1985. She is a partner with DWF, a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services. She specializes in Food Law practice, counseling, lobbying and litigating, in France, in other EU member states, and before the European Court of Justice and Court of First Instance in Luxembourg. She recently joined DWF after over 30 years in private practice with Coutrelis & Associates.

Before starting her private practice, Mme. Coutrelis worked at the French "Office National Interprofessionnel des Céréales" (Cereals Authority), where she was in charge of European Affairs. She was then Agricultural Attaché for the French Permanent Representation to the EC in Brussels, and later joined the Legal Service of the European Commission.

Nicole Coutrelis is also past President of the European Food Law Association. She is the author of many articles related to European food law. Her previous firm, Coutrelis & Associates, was the first European law firm to join the Food and Drug Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

Mme. Coutrelis is a contributing subject matter expert to IFLR's course International Food Laws and Regulations.