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 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 Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Court of Arbitration at the Confederation of LEWIATAN.
For years, she has been recommended in rankings of law firms and lawyers: Polish (ranking of 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 works pro bono for non-profit organisations, including the Foundation “Warsaw Hospice for Children”.
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.
Chambers Europe 2020 – Life Sciences – BAND 1 – “Ewa Rutkowska is well prepared to undertake product liability cases on behalf of multinational pharmaceutical clients. She is similarly able in mandates relating to clinical trials. She is esteemed by clients for her energy which, as one client suggests, can give you a sort of extra power.”
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2020 – Healthcare and life sciences – LEADING INDIVIDUAL
“(...) Ewa Rutkowska has developed a strong focus on product liability.
A Client says: Ewa Rutkowska has exceptional knowledge and differentiated, long-term experience in all aspects of the life science sector.”
Who's Who Legal 2020 – Ewa Rutkowska recommended in Product Liability Defence.
“Ewa Rutkowska is absolutely fantastic and gains high praise as the best Polish product liability defence counsel and a true leader of the bar.”
Who's Who Legal 2020 – Ewa Rutkowska recommended as Global Leader in 2 catgories: Life Science – Regulatory and Life Science – Product Liability.
“Ewa Rutkowska at KRK Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasiński is the go-to person in Poland. One peer effuses: I’ve worked with her for a very long time – the recognition is very well earned.”
Law Firms Ranking 2019 by daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita – Ewa Rutkowska recommended for the 11th time in Pharmaceutical and Medical Law.