The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2021
Healthcare and life sciences – TIER 1
"Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasinski Kancelaria Prawna sp. j. is a life sciences boutique focusing on advising clients in regulated markets, including the pharmaceutical, medical, food and cosmetics sectors; offering a unique combination of ethical approach and pro-business solutions. In addition to non-contentious regulatory advice, the group is also highly experienced in product liability cases. The team also advises industry bodies, including Infarma, on issues such as the Reimbursement Act and pharmaceutical law. Co-leading the team are founding partners Paulina Kieszkowska-Knapik (a legend of the practice) and Ewa Rutkowska, whom clients rate for product liability disputes. Patent and trade mark attorney Piotr Zawadzki's arrival in March 2021 bolsters the firm's IP offering to clients operating in the healthcare and life sciences space.
Wonderful team, 100 % dedicated to the life sciences practice. Very knowledgeable. On the top of every development, it is the best life sciences practice in Poland.
Ewa Rutkowska is my main contact. Very nice to work with, very responsive, very knowledgeable. I also work from time to time with Paulina Kieszkowska-Knapik who is also on the top of the HLS practice.
Vast experience in life sciences, practical approach to problems, able to perform reasonable risk assessment: a good mix of theory and practice, perfect understanding of customer’s needs due to expertise about external and internal environment."
Competition / Antitrust – TIER 3
"Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasinski Kancelaria Prawna sp. j.'s competition and antitrust practice is well-placed to handle matters arising from the life sciences sector, which is the focus of the wider firm. The main contact is former deputy director of the competition protection department at the Polish competition authority Marcin Kolasiński, whose expertise spans competition, consumer protection and public procurement law and is praised for his 'ability to clearly define what is the key legal issue and also to explain it to members of business organisations.
Practical approach, solutions oriented, very deep understanding of pharmaceutical sector, advice based on analysis of legal risks resulting from practice of National Competition Authority.
Advice is very practical, which is possible only because team members know the pharmaceutical market and competition law concerns that are discussed inside and out."
Dispute resolution – TIER 5
"Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasinski Kancelaria Prawna sp. j. is a healthcare and life sciences boutique, and its dispute resolution department reflects this specialism; representing clients in disputes involving unfair competition and advertising, consumer protection, as well as regulatory disputes before the administrative authorities. The group also has substantial experience representing pharmaceutical clients in reimbursement disputes regarding decisions of the ministry of health and the national health fund. Co-founding partner Ewa Rutkowska heads the team and is particularly adept in product liability cases. Senior associate Ewa Auleytner focuses on contractual disputes, often arising from the performance of civil contracts.
This team is agile, in addition to being highly skilled and motivated."