As a Counsel in our Munich team, I advise clients from the life sciences sector on matters at the interface between IP, unfair competition and regulatory law. I am a member of our Intellectual Property Practice Group as well as our Life Sciences and Healthcare Sector Group.

Having an IP background, I specialise in advising clients from heavily regulated industries, most notably from the life sciences sector, but also from related sectors such as food and beverages, and cosmetics. My clients range from global players to innovative start-ups.

I am experienced in contentious and non-contentious matters relating to the commercialisation of the products and services offered by clients from these sectors. This includes in particular the distribution, labelling and advertising of pharmaceuticals, medical devices as well as the provision of healthcare services. I represent clients in substantial and complex litigation – mostly with competitors – as well as advising them on the regulatory and general legal framework for marketing their products in Germany. I support clients in contractual matters with creative advice and assist foreign companies in entering the EU market.

  • Ongoing advice to an international pharmaceutical group on unfair competition and regulatory law issues including representation in various disputes with their competitors and other market participants.
  • Advising a US-based manufacturer of medical devices for diabetes patients on all aspects of their marketing and distribution activities in Germany and related regulatory issues, including representation in various disputes with major competitors.
  • Advising a pharmaceutical start-up in the field of advanced therapies with respect to regulatory and contractual questions relating to cooperation with contract manufacturers in Germany.
  • Supporting one of the world's leading insurance groups in implementing a telemedicine offering for their customers in Germany.
Education
  • Legal studies at the University of Hanover
  • Postgraduate Master's degree in IP from the universities of Dresden and Seattle
Admissions
  • Admitted to the German Bar (2011)