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Cristiana Spontoni


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  • Collegio Europeo di Parma (LL.M. with distinction 1995); Universita degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" (Law Degree summa cum laude 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • Belgium (EU List) and Italy

Government Service

  • Civil Servant, European Commission, Brussels (1996-1997); Trainee, European Council of Ministers (1996); Trainee, Italian Attorney General's Office (Avvocatura Generale dello Stato) (1995-1996)

Cristiana Spontoni is internationally recognized as a leader in life sciences, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and cosmetics, as well as in general EU product and industries regulation. She is also actively involved in the shaping and interpretation of EU legislation affecting many different regulated industries and has successfully represented clients in legislative challenges based on EU law. Cristiana frequently coordinates large international assignments and provides comprehensive one-stop-shop solutions for cross-border regulatory issues affecting clients' operations. She has coordinated projects in more than 80 countries worldwide.

Cristiana advises clients from the pre-market phase, including clinical trials and pre-market authorizations, to post-market issues, including product liability, marketing/advertising, distribution, and compliance (including sector-specific antibribery and data privacy).

Cristiana handles safety and compliance issues for a large variety of clients both in the life sciences and consumer products sectors, including in regards to product regulation, crisis management (e.g., recalls), regulatory enforcement and media attacks, as well as in marketing/advertising/claims and associated substantiation matters.

Cristiana frequently speaks at and chairs major international conferences. She is recognized in the leading lawyer directories including Chambers, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and International Who's Who and has received several important awards, including "Life Sciences Lawyer of the Year"(Corporate LiveWire 2018 Global Awards) and the ILO Client Choice Award for EU-wide Healthcare & Life Sciences. She has been named a "Star" by LMG Life Sciences and Acritas.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers: "excellent," "keen business sense," "smart, very precise, well regarded and well connected"

    Legal 500: "excels at identifying potential legal issues across a range of jurisdictions and providing clear and pragmatic solutions"; "a real star"

    "Life Sciences European Union Star," LMG Life Sciences

    Best Lawyers

    International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers

    Life Sciences Lawyer of the Year, Corporate LiveWire Global Awards, 2018

    Acritas "Star Lawyer"


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