Germany: Life Sciences 2019

This chapter highlights 63 standout life sciences practitioners who impress with their experience and ability in transactions, regulatory matters and disputes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Ina Brock Hogan Lovells International LLP, Munich
2. Andreas von Falck Hogan Lovells International LLP, Düsseldorf
3. Ulrich Reese Clifford Chance, Düsseldorf
4. Matthias Nordmann SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte, Munich
5. Burkhard Sträter Sträter Rechtsanwälte, Bonn
6. Christian Dierks Dierks + Company, Berlin
7. Peter Dieners Clifford Chance, Düsseldorf

Bird & Bird is a strong player in the field and achieves six recognitions here.
Michael Alt is commended by peers who affirm that he is “an experienced patent attorney” who is “creative and fun to work with”. He has significant expertise in international litigation arising from the life sciences arena.
Oliver Jan Jüngst focuses his top-tier practice on intellectual property enforcement and litigation on a domestic and international level, representing clients in high-value, high-profile proceedings.
Felix Rödiger represents clients in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries in complex domestic and cross-border patent litigation proceedings. He is recognised for his deep and comprehensive knowledge of the area.
Christian Harmsen leads the office’s intellectual property group and centres his practice on patent litigation, an area in which he boasts extensive experience.

Taylor Wessing continues to have a significant presence in the area with five lawyers listed.
Manja Epping heads the firm’s life sciences group in the market, expertly advising clients on intellectual property and regulatory issues that arise in research and development, manufacturing and distribution activities.
Wolfgang Rehmann impresses with his expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to the manufacturing and distribution of products in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Henning Moelle is a well-recognised name in the German market who is recommended for his impressive work handling product liability matters across the life sciences arena.
Christoph de Coster is a seasoned litigator who represents clients in German and EU courts in patent litigation proceedings. He has extensive experience in patent infringement, invalidity and transaction structuring matters.
Sabine Rojahn is an expert in patent litigation matters, representing clients in domestic and cross-border issues relating to a wide range of sectors.  

Hogan Lovells also achieves four listings.
Ina Brock draws praise for her extensive experience in life sciences matters on an international scale, with particular expertise in product liability and compliance issues. Sources assert that she is the “go-to lawyer for product liability” matters.
Andreas von Falck is an experienced patent litigator with significant expertise in disputes related to the life sciences space. He provides clients with in-depth knowledge of domestic and cross-border proceedings.
Jörg Schickert possesses extensive experience handling complex regulatory and transactional matters across the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries including pricing, licensing and compliance.
Sebastian Lach is a specialist in product liability cases and frequently advises clients on compliance and investigations matters relating to product safety and recall proceedings.

Hoyng Rokh Monegier sees four practitioners mentioned here.
Thomas Reimann is a highly experienced patent litigator who stands out in the market for his work representing clients in domestic and cross-border intellectual property disputes.
Christine Kanz focuses her first-rate litigation practice on patent disputes relating to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemistry and medical device issues.
Kay Kasper is a sophisticated patent litigator with vast experience in representing large, multinational clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters.  
Tobias Hahn focuses on intellectual property disputes, representing clients in litigation and damages claims with a focus on the medical devices and pharmaceutical sectors.

Specialist life sciences firm Sträter Rechtsanwälte receives three listings.
Burkhard Sträter is hailed by peers as “the best-known lawyer for life science regulatory work in Germany” as he demonstrates significant expertise in advising clients on complex compliance and legislative frameworks.
Markus Ambrosius is described by sources as “an excellent practitioner” who continues to “get better and better” in matters such as pharmaceutical marketing regulations, compliance and EU regulations.
Isabelle Kotzenberg draws praise for her work in the life sciences field and focuses on contractual issues, product liability claims and research and development matters.

Ehlers Ehlers & Partner has three individuals listed.
Alexander Ehlers is highlighted by sources who state that he is “definitely one of the best regulatory lawyers” in the space. He provides clients with extensive and in-depth advice on a wide range of policy and legislative matters.
Karin Gräfin von Strachwitz-Helmstatt focuses her practice on advising medical services providers on an extensive variety of topics including liability issues.
Christian Rybak advises clients on the gamut of life sciences matters that include regulatory concerns of medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

Clifford Chance sees two top-rated lawyers highlighted here.
Peter Dieners stands out as a highly experienced lawyer in regulatory, fraud and transactional work in the life sciences sector.
Ulrich Reese is a well-known practitioner in the area, advising corporations on a broad range of matters within the life sciences sector that touch on both contentious and non-contentious issues.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer also has two practitioners recognised.
Frank-Erich Hufnagel is a well-regarded patent litigator who impresses sources with his experience and ability gained over two decades handling domestic and international cases.
Dietmar Knopp is commended for his vast experience in product liability disputes in addition to his deep knowledge of regulatory matters touching on the medical devices and preparations industries.

Gleiss Lutz sees two individuals highlighted.
Thomas Bopp focuses his practice on patent litigation, drawing praise from sources as a highly experienced practitioner when it comes to life sciences disputes.
Andreas Neun possesses significant experience in transactional matters with in the healthcare sector and is recognised for his impressive “expertise in tender proceedings”.

At SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte, Matthias Nordmann continues to impress market sources with his excellent work handling complex transactions within the life sciences sector.

Wolfgang Kozianka at Kozianka & Weidner Rechtsanwälte is a seasoned practitioner who excels in healthcare marketing and advertising matters.

At Dierks + Company, Christian Dierks is highlighted by peers as “one of the top names for regulatory advice” and is widely regarded as an experienced and talented lawyer in the space.

Thilo Raepple at Baker McKenzie is a well-regarded practitioner who places an emphasis on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, prompting interviewees to note that he is “very prominent” in the space.

Peter von Czettritz at Preu Bohlig & Partner is a specialist in healthcare advertising and marketing issues. He regularly advises domestic and international companies on a range of patent and regulatory matters.

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