„He who knows lessons of the past is ready for the future“
As Of Counsel to meyer.lawyers, Thomas Mettke devotes his attention to selected client matters. He advises domestic and international businesses on fundamental issues, drawing upon his long and varied experience in the food industry. Mr. Mettke was born in Dresden on 13. November 1939 and studied law and legal history in Cologne and Munich. From 1969 to 2004 he acted as corporate counsel to Allgäuer Alpenmilch GmbH, an affiliate of Nestlé-Alete GmbH, Nestlé Nutrition GmbH and Nestlé Deutschland AG.
From 1990 to 1995 he worked with the European Commission as an advisor on food legislation in the European Single Market. He also hold the position of Chairman in various business and trade associations, including the legal committee of the German Dairy Industry Association, the legal committee of the German Dietary Association (Diätverband) and the Working Group on the Food Industry at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) of Munich and Upper Bavaria. Moreover, he is an advisory board member of the food law journal Zeitschrift für das Gesamte Lebensmittelrecht (ZLR). He has published numerous articles and speeches, giving special consideration to the legal and social history of food supply.