Joanna Peltzman


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Bar(s) : Paris


Joanna Peltzman, partner, joined DS Avocats in 2017 after working for English and American firms for more than 10 years. She has extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters in highly-regulated sectors and her practice focuses, in particular, on health and environmental law. Her in-depth knowledge of complex and cross-border transactions is a great advantage to the firm’s international clients.

Joanna is in charge of the firm’s expertise and knowledge on the drug, pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology (e-health) industries. In addition, she is the editor of the Lawyer’s Club (Club des Juristes) and of the Journal of Health Law (Journal de Droit de la Santé) of the Health Law Institute and speaks at many conferences on environmental and life sciences law.

Lastly, Joanna has developed a unique partnership with healthcare consulting companies, which enables her to advise a number of companies in the medical device and drug industry on technical and quality compliance matters.

  • Doctorate, Paris II, 2006
  • Master’s (DEA) in Public Law, Paris II, 2006
  • Master’s (DESS) in Environmental Law, Paris XI, 2005
  • Master’s (maîtrise) in Public Business Law, Paris I, 2004
  • French
  • English
  • Best Lawyers 2022 – Environnement
  • Legal 500 2021- Environment (Band 1)
  • Sommet du droit 2021 – Environment – Gold Award
  • Palmarès du droit 2021 – Environment – Gold Award
  • Le Point 2021 – Environment (5 stars)
  • Chambers & Partners 2021 – Environment (Band 2)
  • Best Lawyers 2020 – Environment
  • Décideurs 2020 – Highly recommended in Health, pharma & biotechnology – Regulatory law
  • Décideurs 2020 – Recommended in Health, pharma & biotechnology – E-Health

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