The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2022
Healthcare and life sciences – TIER 1
"The healthcare and life sciences department at boutique firm Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasinski Kancelaria Prawna sp. j. supports businesses operating in regulated markets, such as the pharmaceutical, medicinal, food and cosmetic sectors. The team also increasingly advises on mandates regarding new technology such as AI and e-Health. Paulina Kieszkowska Knapik and Ewa Rutkowska jointly lead the team. The team has undergone changes with the addition of senior associates Michał Tracz, who has expertise in food and cosmetic law (...) in September 2020, and Bartłomiej Sasin, who specialises in pharmaceutical and medical law, (...) in April 2021. Michał Chodorek was promoted to partner in June 2021.
Diversity is a very strong asset of the team. This is a boutique law firm, with great specialists in place. I think that what makes it special is also their pro bono work, especially for patients and patient organisations. The team is full of energy with a business approach.
KRK law firm has a number of seasoned legal experts that have deep understanding of the market and legal environment makes this law firm special in the field they operate in. The expertise coming from KRK is based on a very practical approach to the cases they work on, deep legal expertise and excellent understanding of the market dynamics.
We have worked with KRK for many years for the simple reason that this is one of the best Healthcare practices in the Polish market. They are real experts in the field, very flexible, professional and open-minded. They promptly respond to our requests. We can rely on them; we simply trust their legal and business-based solutions. Last but not least, they are very pleasant to work with."
Competition / Antitrust – TIER 3
"Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasinski Kancelaria Prawna sp. j. advises on regulatory and competition issues to clients in the FMCG, financial services, media and pharmaceutical sectors. Of note is the team's assistance with competition law issues relating to distribution and cooperation agreements and cases of abuse of a dominant position. Marcin Kolasiński heads the practice and is able to draw on his previous role in the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.
Very responsive and they treat you as their only client. Always help, even after hours.
The team is very dedicated to their duties and the needs of the customers. Additionally, the lawyers understand the business specifics, and this is what makes them special and different to other law firms. I always get the feeling that they are deeply engaged in each and every problem that we face."
Dispute resolution – TIER 4
"Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasinski Kancelaria Prawna sp. j. is a boutique focusing on medical and pharmaceutical law. As such, the dispute resolution group, has an impressive product liability and personal injury practice, particularly in relation to clinical trials and issues surrounding medical products. The department is led by founding partner Ewa Rutkowska, whom clients praise as a superb lawyer with a very sophisticated understanding of the relevant science and law. Promoted to counsel in 2021, Ewa Auleytner is regularly instructed by Polish and international medical industry clients to defend product liability claims and assist with crisis situations.
I work with the firm primarily on pharmaceutical litigation matters, and the lawyers are incredibly knowledgeable about the relevant scientific issues as well as of course the substantive, procedural, and strategic components of Polish law."