Law degree from the University of Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Master of Laws in European law from the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom). Qualified for the German bar in 1999. Research and teaching at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre (Brazil) and College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). PHARE (1999-2000) and TAIEX expert (2009-today) on various missions in Central and Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. Legal Adviser to the Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection – DG SANCO (now: Health and Food Safety – DG SANTE) of the European Commission 2001-2004. Legal counsel to a European retail trade association 2004-2010. Author of numerous publications on European law. Attorney since 2010. EU-Cooperation Partner of KWG Attorneys (www.kwg.eu). Active in food and agriculture / consumer and retailing / travel, transport and tourism / (see list of publications). Jens is a research fellow at the “VUB Food Forum” of the LSTS of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/food-forum).
Languages German, English, French, Portuguese