Life Sciences

We advise national and international pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, and medical devices companies of all sizes on drafting and negotiating contracts in connection with license, collaboration and other industry specific agreements, M&A transactions, financing deals, corporate law and intellectual property law.

We work closely with other domestic and international expert advisors specialized in the life sciences industry, e.g. with respect to regulatory and technical advice and all issues of patent prosecution. Having access to such network we are able to provide one stop shop advice also in large transactions. We offer custom-tailored service packages, e.g. for start-ups and investors („external legal department“) and for pharmaceutical companies (handling of outsourced legal department functions).


Legal services on which we focus include:


Industry specific contracts and deals, such as

  • Research and development agreements
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Process development agree­ments and technology transfer agree­ments
  • License Agreements
  • Loan manufacturing agreements and responsibility segregation agreements
  • Co-Marketing and Co-Promotion agreements
  • Strategic alliances
  • Contracts regarding clinical trials (Investigator agreements, CRO agreements, etc.)
  • Contracts regarding supply, distribution, warehousing, logistics, IT etc.
  • Scientific advisor agreements and other consultancy agreements
  • Material transfer agreements
  • University collaborations and publicly funded projects


M&A transactions, including due diligence reviews


Financing rounds and other financing instruments, including

  • Sector specific financing instruments (Venture debt, royalty financing, etc.)
  • Mezzanine financing (convertible loans, silent partnerships, etc.)


Corporate law

Competition/Antitrust Law

Intellectual property law

Employment law

Dispute Resolution

Drafting and implementation of employee stock option plans