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.
Who's Who Legal 2021
Ewa Rutkowska recommended as Global Leader in Product Liability Defence: “Ewa Rutkowska stands out as a go-to for product liability disputes in Poland thanks to her long-standing experience in the area.”
Ewa Rutkowska recommended as the only Global Leader in Product Liability | Life Sciences in Poland: “Ewa Rutkowska is highly recommended and great to work with effuse sources who regard her as the person you want to see for life sciences litigation in Poland.”
Chambers Europe 2021 – Life Sciences – BAND 1: “Ewa Rutkowska has a broad caseload, encompassing reimbursement matters, liability cases, distribution and regulatory issues. She is acclaimed by one market commentator as very good in product liability cases.”
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2021:
Healthcare and life sciences – LEADING INDIVIDUAL: "Clients rate Ewa Rutkowska for product liability disputes. A Client says: Ewa Rutkowska is my main contact. Very nice to work with, very responsive, very knowledgeable."
Dispute resolution – Ewa Rutkowska recommended: "Co-founding partner Ewa Rutkowska heads the team and is particularly adept in product liability cases. Ewa Rutkowska is a great lawyer and leader of her team."
Law Firms' Ranking 2021 by the Polish daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita
Ewa Rutkowska recommended in Pharmaceutical and Medical Law.