Ruta Pumputiene

  • Founder of the Law Firm

  • Practicing attorney at law (admitted to the Lithuanian Bar in 2007)

  • 2005-2015 – associate partner in LAWIN (Valiunas Ellex) – biggest business law firm in the Baltics, the head of Life Sciences, Entertainment & Commercial Team of LAWIN within the firm

  • More than 15 years of legal experience of working in a wide range of complex cross-border and local commercial law related projects, mainly specialising in life sciences sector and other regulated industries (food, tobacco, alcohol, gambling) and intellectual property law area

  • 3 years of university lecturer’s experience on “Intellectual Property in E-Space” subject

Work experience
  • 2015 March – to date

    Attorney at Law, founder of Ruta Pumputiene Law firm

  • 2013 – to date

    Head, Local American Working Group, a world-known name of an informal pharma industry platform representing the voice and opinion of pharmaceutical companies on various issues in the sector and acting as a lead authoritative body dedicated to enhancing a transparent dialogue on health care issues between public and private players

  • 2005 – 2015 March

    Attorney at law, Associate Partner, Law firm LAWIN (Valiunas Ellex)

  • 2007 – 2009

    Lecturer of “Protection of Intellectual Property in e-space” course, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • 2003 – 2005

    Assistant Attorney, Law Office BALTICLAW

  • 2003

    Legal adviser, Public Institution INFOSTRUKTŪRA

  • 2010

    University of London, Master degree, International Intellectual Property Law

  • 2004

    Vilnius University, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree

Publications & other

Author and co-author of legal overview chapters in numerous local and international editions, as well as analytical articles in relation to life sciences regulation in the Baltics, pharmaceutical pricing issues, frequent speaker at numerous pharmaceutical regulatory and intellectual property law conferences and events in Lithuania. Some of the written articles/given presentations are as follows:

  • Author of “Life Sciences” review 2017, Lithuania chapter. Published by “Getting the Deal Through”.

  • “How to Reduce Prices of Pharmaceuticals?”, Magazine IQ. The Economist, Lithuania, December, 2016.

  • Co-author of monograph “Lithuania” published as supplement 85 of the International Encyclopedia of Laws – Medical Law (Kluwer Law, 2015)

  • “Life Sciences Baltic Report”, LAWIN pan-Baltic study. 2012, 2013, 2014

  • “Value of Innovations”, Magazine IQ. The Economist, Lithuania, September 2013

  • “Life Sciences in the Baltics: Unexplored Regulatory and Business Opportunities” in the conference Life Sciences Baltics 2012, September 2012

  • “In the Jungle of Pharmaceutical Pricing”, Magazine IQ. The Economist, Lithuania, December 2011

  • “Regulation of Pharmaceutical Activity” in the seminar Topicalities of Competition Law and Supply of Medicines Market, October 2011

  • “The Life Sciences Law Review”, 4th Edition, Lithuania case study, 2016.

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