Jones Day (Brussels)

Cristiana Spontoni

Jones Day (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

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.

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Articles

2263 Bulletin

Kaarli Harry Eichhorn, Jörg Hladjk, Cristiana Spontoni, Rick van ’t Hullenaar The EU Commissioner for Competition Vestager highlights the Commission’s fight against cartels during and after COVID-19, including reigniting dawn raids

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On 22 October 2021, Executive Vice-President and Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager highlighted the Commission’s commitment to combating cartels during the COVID crisis and in its aftermath. During the pandemic, the Commission’s activity against cartels included decisions issued in (...)

Kaarli Harry Eichhorn, Cristiana Spontoni, Jörg Hladjk, Rick van ’t Hullenaar The EU Commission consults Member States on a draft proposal to prolong the State aid Temporary Framework and to extend its scope with the intended aim of further accelerating economic recovery for businesses still impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

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On 30 September 2021, the Commission launched its consultation with Member States on a draft proposal to prolong the State aid Temporary Framework until 30 June 2022 and to extend its scope with the intended aim of further accelerating economic recovery. The Temporary Framework, to recall, was (...)

Renato Antonini, Kaarli Harry Eichhorn, Jörg Hladjk, Cristiana Spontoni The EU General Court annuls for inadequate reasoning two COVID-19 related State aid decisions granted by the Netherlands and Portugal while also confirming in a third decision the legality of a Spanish State aid scheme in the air transport sector (Ryanair)

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On 19 May 2021, the General Court (“GC”) annulled two decisions of the European Commission, following Ryanair’s challenges of State aid granted to respectively TAP (Portugal’s national airline) and KLM (subsidiary of the Air France-KLM holding company). In June and July 2020, TAP and KLM received (...)

Renato Antonini, Kaarli Harry Eichhorn, Jörg Hladjk, Cristiana Spontoni The EU Commission approves amended Member State measures under the Temporary Framework to support the economy after the COVID-19 outbreak

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Since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has adopted a significant number of State aid measures under Article 107(2)b, Article 107(3)b and under the Temporary Framework. The most recent measures adopted to support the economy and companies affected by coronavirus (...)

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