Francesco Montanari is a lawyer specialised in the agri-food sector with over twenty years of experience. Italian and Portuguese by nationality, he holds a PhD in EU law from the University of Bologna and a MSc in Food Consumption Science from the Open University of Lisbon (2021). Francesco has been working at international level on agri-food issues since the beginning of his career, including for the UK retail sector and the European Commission. Since 2013 he has been consulting on agri-food law matters in Lisbon advising both private and public clients. He is currently Invited Professor of Food law at the Open University of Lisbon, Integrated Researcher at CEDIS and member of the Nova Consumer Lab of Lisbon Nova School of Law. His areas of research and interest include food labelling, sustainability, innovation, and international trade of agri-food products. Francesco is author of several academic and professional publications, including a handbook on food labelling rules in the EU and a book on the regulation of edible insects.