In this chapter, we recognise 72 top-tier practitioners who excel in the life sciences sector thanks to their experience and expertise negotiating large-scale transactions, advising on regulatory matters and representing clients in high-stakes disputes.
Most Highly Regarded
Taylor Wessing achieves six listings this year.
Henning Moelle ranks highly among peers thanks to his adept handling of complex product liability claims in the life sciences sector, as well as his strong regulatory knowhow.
Manja Epping comes highly sought-after by biotechnology companies and medical device manufacturers for her expansive knowledge of regulatory and IP matters.
Wolfgang Rehmann is revered for his 35-plus years of experience in the field, making him an authority on regulatory compliance in the life sciences sector.
Christoph De Coster enjoys nearly 20 years of experience representing clients in high-value patent disputes before German and European courts.
Bird & Bird demonstrates its strong presence in the market with six practitioners highlighted here.
Oliver Jan Jüngst wins widespread endorsements for his significant experience handling complex cross-border patent disputes for an array of clients in the pharmaceuticals industry.
Stefan Münch maintains a strong reputation for his first-class life sciences practice which sees him regularly engaged in high-value M&A deals and corporate reorganisations.
Michael Alt is a well-established patent and trademark attorney with a stellar track record in IP disputes arising from life sciences space.
Hogan Lovells is home to five standout lawyers noted in this chapter.
Ina Brock is distinguished by her extensive experience representing high-profile medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies in complex cross-border product liability disputes.
Andreas von Falck is looked upon with enormous favour as “one of the most prominent IP litigators in Germany” with a “wealth of experience in pharmaceutical disputes”.
Sebastian Lach enjoys a strong reputation in the German market for his splendid work representing manufacturers in multijurisdictional product liability cases.
Sträter sees three lawyers highlighted this year.
Markus Ambrosius comes highly esteemed for his 20-plus years of experience advising pharmaceutical companies on complex regulatory issues.
Burkhard Sträter is a seasoned life sciences specialist who is revered for his deep knowledge of IP law and regulatory compliance.
Isabelle Kotzenberg impresses sources with her stellar track record in medicinal product liability cases.
Novacos Law achieves three nominations.
Christian Stallberg offers domestic and international clients his notable expertise with key experience on the development, marketing, distribution and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Founding partner Marc Oeben specialises in complex legal and regulatory advice in the healthcare and life sciences sector.
Maria Heil is an active figure in the market, according to peers who applaud her work advising domestic and international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in all legal matters concerning the development, manufacturing and distribution of their products.
Peter Dieners at Clifford Chance is celebrated for his extensive experience advising medical device and pharmaceutical companies on corporate transactions and compliance investigations.
Ulrich Reese is an outstanding lawyer who is recognised for the breath of his knowledge on the full range of legal matters affecting pharmaceutical and medical device companies including competition disputes, pricing issues and regulatory matters.
Preu Bohlig & Partner’s Peter von Czettritz regularly advises domestic and international pharmaceutical and medical device companies on market authorisation proceedings and compliance issues as well as complex IP and competition disputes.
Christian Dierks of Dierks + Company receives effusive praise from peers and clients alike for his encyclopaedic knowledge of regulatory issues pertaining to the marketing of pharmaceutical products in Germany.
Alexander Ehlers at Ehlers Ehlers & Partner is a seasoned lawyer with a thorough understanding of medical law. He is highlighted for his extensive experience advising pharmaceutical and medical device companies on regulatory matters including investigations.
Hoyng Rokh Monegier’s Christine Kanz is renowned for her two decades of experience litigating in complex patent disputes on behalf of an array of domestic and international clients operating in the life sciences sector.
Thomas Bopp with Gleiss Lutz has amassed considerable expertise representing life sciences companies in complex cross-border IP disputes.
Andreas Neun is a pre-eminent figure who is regularly engaged in high-value deals regarding procurement projects and corporate transactions in the life sciences space.
Matthias Nordmann at SKW Schwarz is a first-class corporate lawyer with a stellar track record negotiating high-value M&A transactions in the life sciences and healthcare sectors.
Thilo Raepple at Baker McKenzie stands out as a foremost authority on regulatory issues in the German life sciences market.
Founding partner Heike Wachenhausen with Wachenhausen is a “terrific lawyer” who comes highly commended for her exceptional life sciences practice which sees her regularly advising clients on the full life-cycle of medicinal products and medical devices.