Joanna Krakowiak

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Joanna Krakowiak

attorney-at-law, partner
Regulatory advice and comprehensive legal support for life science companies

Joanna Krakowiak heads the Life Sciences & Healthcare practice. She advises clients from regulated industries, particularly pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, and foods, in regulatory matters and comprehensive implementation of projects in Poland.

She has many years of wide-ranging experience in matters involving marketing authorisation procedures, labelling, and models for sale and distribution of products. She carries out projects involving multi-site clinical studies in commercial and non-commercial models, financed from public funds, including studies involving American biotech firms. She provides comprehensive legal advice on strategies for communications with consumers, patients, and physicians. She provides opinions on advertising campaigns for products, including medicinal products and medical devices, and advises on how to mitigate risks of challenges to marketing messages by competitors, consumers, or market regulators.

Food law is a special area of her practice, as she is the only person from Poland who is a member of the council of the European Food Law Association. She applies this experience in her work every day for Polish and foreign clients, assisting them in complex matters involving such issues as classification, safety and labelling of products, and in proceedings before regulators and the administrative courts.

She is involved in key transactions carried out by the law firm and has significant experience in regulatory aspects of M&A, including healthcare regulations.

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw (2002, with distinction), where she also completed the programme of the British Law Centre in conjunction with the University of Cambridge

ADR course (arbitration, mediation and negotiations), Tulane University at Humboldt University of Berlin

European Food Law Association (EFLA) – Board Member

Polish Council for Supplements and Nutritional Foods (KRSiO), expert

Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law

“The pharmaceutical package and regulatory data protection” (co-author), 2024 Yearbook

“Ensuring business continuity after a merger or demerger” (co-author), 2024 Yearbook

“Sale of energy drinks to minors will be banned” (co-author), World Food Regulation Review 2023 nr 5

“Food labelling challenges – lessons learnt from the sunflower oil crisis due to the war in Ukraine” (co-author), European Food and Feed Law Review 2023 nr 2

“Tightening of advertising rules for regulated healthcare products” (co-author), 2023 Yearbook

“The food sector and green transition,” 2022 Yearbook

“Distribution of pharmaceuticals after legal changes,” 2020 Yearbook

“Medical devices: A global business with regional regulatory regimes,” 2019 Yearbook

“How to avoid food waste: Reworks in the production process” (co-author), 2018 Yearbook

“Clean-label foods”, 2017 Yearbook

„Voluntary information about foods on labels and in advertising: Selected practical aspects,” LEX/el, 2017

“Legal classification of stem-cell therapies: Grounds for discussion,” Radca prawny. Zeszyty naukowe, No. 1(6)/2016

“Transparency of reports from clinical trials” 2015 Yearbook

“Cola boycott in Polish schools?” 2014 Yearbook

“A roadmap to saving lives,” 2011 Yearbook

The Legal 500 EMEA (2023 – 2024), Healthcare and life sciences