Biography

Antoine de Brosses has been a member of the Paris Bar since 1982 and was the former Secretary of the Conférence du Stage (public speaking contest of the Paris Bar).

A pioneer of food law in France and a specialist in food regulation and product liability, he has acquired professional experience in the most renowned and prestigious French and international law firms such as Gide Loyrette Nouel, Simmons & Simmons, Hogan Lovells and Keller & Heckman. 

Antoine de Brosses is the author of a reference book on the labelling of foodstuffs (French and EU laws), has written a monthly legal news column for the Revue de l’Industrie Agroalimentaire for the past 20 years and has written numerous insightful articles on product regulation for specialist journals such as Légipresse. He also writes articles for Chambers & Partners, publisher of the highly referenced annual international ranking of lawyers. His firm also contributes to the C2P Compliance & Risks platform. 

A recognised expert in the food, cosmetics and other mass consumption products sectors, he has taught criminal law applied to the food industry at the University of Nantes and regularly gives seminars, training sessions and conferences to the firm’s clients, professional unions and the food industry. 

In 2014, Antoine de Brosses was the only lawyer to receive the “BTI Client Service All Stars” in the Food Law category. This international distinction honours lawyers exclusively and spontaneously nominated by Fortune 500 legal directors for their outstanding services. 

Since 2016, he has consistently been awarded the Legal 500 EMEA “Recommended Lawyer” in the area of Food Law and his firm is also ranked in the Legal 500 Top Tier.

Antoine de Brosses’ practice specialises in European and French laws and regulations applicable to food, consumer goods and food-related chemicals. His clients range from start-ups to large food industry groups, as well as small and medium-sized companies and their French and European trade unions. He also works with a network of international law firms and scientific experts in the field of mass consumer products.

  • Food regulation and product law
  • Crisis management
  • Over 30 years of professional experience in Anglo-Saxon law firms in France and abroad.
  • University of Paris II Panthéon Assas.
  • French
  • English
  • Member of the AIDV: International Association of Lawyers for Vine and Wine Law (Association Internationale des Juristes du Droit de la Vigne et du Vin)
  • Member of the ICPHSO: International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization
  • Member of the AFNOR working group – Future ISO 37001 standard on compliance
  • BTI Client Service All Stars 2014
  • Legal 500 EMEA Top Tier 2020
  • Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer

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