Cristiana Spontoni


Cristiana Spontoni is internationally recognised 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 authorisations, 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 recognised 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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Contact details

+32-2-645-14-48 /

Areas of Practice

Life Sciences

Year Qualified



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


Brussels and Rome Bar Associations