Janine Reudt-Demont is a life sciences and healthcare specialist at Niederer Kraft Frey. Her experience covers the regulation of all aspects of the medtech and pharmaceutical industry. Janine also counsels clients on questions of distribution, product liability and product safety laws, including recalls. In addition to her advisory expertise, she regularly represents clients in court proceedings, arbitration, mediation and before administrative bodies.


Janine Reudt-Demont has extensive experience in handling product recalls and in advising as well as defending companies against product liability claims, including representation before state courts. Janine is also very experienced in counseling companies of all industries on questions of supply and distribution, particularly with regard to the payment of a termination compensation.

Janine’s experience includes:

  • Counsel to Astellas Pharma AG in several compliance and regulatory matters

  • Counsel to and representation of a major Swiss-based pharma and medtech company in its voluntary recall of medical devices

  • Counsel to and representation of a major Swiss-based medtech company in handling product liability claims

  • Counsel to a major worldwide-operating manufacturer of batteries and flashlights in its termination of a distribution contract with its Swiss-based dealer

  • Counsel to a US-based company in its plans to invest into the manufacture and distribution of CBD-products and medical cannabis in Switzerland

  • Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA), Vice-President of the AIJA T.R.A.D.E. Commission (Trade, Retail, Agency, Distribution, E-Commerce)
  • ASA below 40
  • International Distribution Institute (IDI)
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association

Market Perception

  • Janine Reudt-Demont is an outstanding specialist of life sciences and healthcare law. She is still young, but she is very engaged, provides clear advice and is very active as a speaker and author.

    Legal 500 2022 - Intellectual Property
  • Janine Reudt-Demont is highly regarded for her top-notch work on distribution contracts for big-name clients in the life sciences sector.

    Who's Who Legal 2022 – Life Sciences
  • She has advised us very well on several complex life sciences regulatory and contractual matters. It is very rare for a law firm to have such a level of life science expertise, most often such people like Reudt-Demont would work in-house or as the regulator.

    Chambers Insight Report2022
  • She is a highly skilled and responsive lawyer. She is a strong pillar for the firm.

    Chambers Insight Report 2022
  • She has a very impressive depth of knowledge in a very complex field, with much overlapping regulation

    Who's Who Legal 2022: Life Sciences - Regulatory
  • showcases an impressive depth of knowledge in a very complex field

    Client Choice 2021 – Life Sciences
  • She offers excellent quality of advice, outstanding responsiveness and commercial awareness

    Client Choice 2021 – Life Sciences

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