Etienne Kowalski



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General Experience

Etienne specialises in product liability and commercial litigation. He mainly advises clients acting in pharmaceutical industry.

He is a member of the firm's crime, fraud and investigations Group and regularly assists or represents companies in criminal cases including product liability, public medical supply contracts or relationship between industry and healthcare professionals.

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Recent Work
  • defending and assisting a major pharmaceutical company within a criminal investigation launched on different grounds including manslaughter, involuntary bodily harm, administration of toxic substances and misleading advertising
  • defending in court a pharmaceutical company and its CEO in a case involving alleged violations of the French law prohibiting gifts from pharmaceutical companies to healthcare professionals
  • assisting and representing a pharmaceutical company within a litigation related to the termination of its distribution contracts in Africa.

He holds a master’s degree in French Private and Business Law from the University of Paris X and read German Law at the University of Potsdam (LL.M). He also is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (economic and financial section).

Etienne joined the Paris office of Simmons & Simmons in November 2002.