is an expert in pharmaceutical law, healthcare law and product liability. She has many years of experience in legal advice to Polish and international companies from the pharmaceutical industry, the medical devices sector and the FMCG sector. She advises industry organisations which she has repeatedly represented as the public party in the legislative process as well as supporting them in work on industry codes of best practices. Ewa also works pro bono for non-profit organisations, including the Foundation “Warsaw Hospice for Children.”
Ewa Rutkowska has many years of experience in product liability litigation, including highly publicised cases of global product recall from the market. She also represents clients in other cases before courts of law and arbitral tribunals. She is the Chair of the Nominating Committee of the Court of Arbitration at the Confederation of LEWIATAN and a member of the Revising Committee at the Polish Arbitration Association. She is also a member of the mediators / conciliators team of the Center for Amicable Resolution of Food Disputes at the Polish Federation of Food Producers of the Employers' Union and the Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Product Law and Advertising Committee of the International Bar Association.
For years, she has been recommended in rankings of law firms and lawyers: Polish (ranking of the Polish daily paper Rzeczpospolita) and international (Chambers Europe, The Legal 500) legal rankings as a leading lawyer in pharmaceutical law in Poland, and by the Who's Who Legal 2020 ranking, in the area of product liability.
Ewa worked for Hogan Lovells law firm (previously Lovells) for many years, creating and managing the pharmaceutical law and product liability practice. Later, together with her team of four she joined as a partner Baker & McKenzie law firm, where she worked for almost four years.
Law Firms' Ranking 2022 by the Polish daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita
Ewa Rutkowska recommended in Pharmaceutical and Medical Law.
Who's Who Legal 2022
Ewa Rutkowska recommended as Global Leader in Product Liability Defence: “Ewa Rutkowska has a strong depth of expertise in multiple areas of the product liability sector.”
Ewa Rutkowska recommended as the only Global Leader in Product Liability | Life Sciences in Poland: “Ewa Rutkowska is lauded by peers as the best in Poland for product liability proceedings.”
Chambers Europe 2022 – Life Sciences – BAND 1
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2022:
Healthcare and life sciences – LEADING INDIVIDUAL
Dispute resolution – Ewa Rutkowska recommended: "I’ve worked most closely with Ewa Rutkowska for well over a decade and she is a superb lawyer with a very sophisticated understanding of the relevant science and law. She is also an excellent communicator and excels at explaining Polish law issues to foreign clients.
Ewa Rutkowska is an excellent lawyer, and a standout in biopharmaceuticals and life sciences. An excellent choice in Poland."