Mr Etienne Kowalski > Simmons & Simmons > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Simmons & Simmons
5 BOULEVARD DE LA MADELEINE
75001 PARIS
France

Work Department

Dispute resolution / Life Sciences

Position

Etienne is a partner specialises in product liability and commercial litigation. He mainly advises clients acting in pharmaceutical industry. He regularly assists or represents companies in criminal cases including product liability, public medical supply contracts or relationship between industry and healthcare professionals.

Career

Etienne is a French-qualified lawyer. He joined the Paris office of Simmons & Simmons in November 2002. He became a partner in 2013.

Languages

French and English

Education

He holds a master 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).

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

Simmons & Simmons se range parmi les grandes références du marché pour la gestion du contentieux en responsabilité des produits, particulièrement dans le secteur de la santé où le cabinet se voit confier les affaires les plus emblématiques de la place par les plus grandes entreprises pharmaceutiques et de santé. Le cabinet joue notamment un rôle de premier plan dans la gestion des affaires de santé publique du Lévothyrox et du Mediator. À la tête de la pratique contentieuse, Jacques-Antoine Robert est une grande star dans son domaine. Parallèlement, le cabinet développe son positionnement sur le segment des conflits d’actionnaires et des litiges de private equity à travers Guillaume-Denis Faure. Enfin, Thierry Gontard est mandaté par de grandes banques et institutions financières et gère aussi des contentieux commerciaux, quand Etinenne Kowalski traite des dossiers de droit pénal.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Simmons & Simmons has state-of-the-art product liability litigation expertise, particularly in the healthcare sector, where the firm is handling some of the market’s largest high-profile disputes defending well-known pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. The practice is notably acting in the headline Levothyrox and Mediator cases. Practice head Jacques-Antoine Robert is a star in this field. In addition, the firm is also growing its shareholder conflicts and private equity disputes practice, through Guillaume-Denis Faure. Finally, the firm also acts for banks and financial institutions through Thierry Gontard, who also handles commercial litigation, while Etinenne Kowalski notably tackles criminal law issues.