Our advice covers multiple fields of technological or entrepreneurial genesis. However, it is always industry-focused and value-oriented.
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Biological resources allow to pursue new paths in the development of innovative therapeutical products, and their regulatory classification provides new legal challenges. We advise research entities as well as manufacturers of therapeutics or diagnostics in all legal aspects related to the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, medical products or novel therapies. We usually come in at an early stage of the development process and stay involved from the regulatory classification, technology licensing, to manufacturing and commercialization.
We counsel in connection with the development of advanced therapy medical products (ATMP) such as gene therapy medicinal products, somatic cell therapy medicinal products or biological drugs, as well as in the area of tissue preparations, tissue engineering, medical products, or in the development of innovative diagnostic tests. In these areas in particular, researchers and manufacturers are exposed to specific legal challenges since the regulatory parameters, best practices, and the legal framework still require further legislative shaping.
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Representative life science transactions handled by members of the firmm include:
On entrepreneurial freedom and informational self-determination.
Information technology and its application are closely interwoven with the development of other technologies. Therefore, counseling in the technology sector without expertise in information technology matters seems almost unimaginable. Big Data, Internet of Things, Blockchain or Artificial Intelligence are just a few representative catchwords for illustrating the almost metamorphic development across industries in the IT-industry.
We advise software developers, device manufacturers, and IT service providers within the complete legal spectrum of the development and application of software or IT-systems.
In the IT-industries, we in particular advise on:
Our lawyers have acted as lead coundel for example to
In connection with the application of IT-systems, whether databases, mobile telecommunication, or cross-border IT-networks, a multitude of legal and regulatory issues – in particular related to data protection – apply. We have extensive experience counseling domestic and international clients from various industries in issues related to German and EU data protection requirements in connection with the collection, use, and transfer of personal data within the EU Member States and also to third countries outside of the EU.
Our expertise comprises, inter alia:
Our lawyers have counseled in the following representative transactions:
The automobile: example of constant technological transformation. Always one step beyond.
The automotive industry is subject to a constant and almost infinite change. The automobile does not captivate any longer solely through high-precision mechanics, but rather transforms to an autonomous unit thanks to information and new drive technologies. The automobile comes at the end of a chain of multiple multi-disciplinary and global co-operations on all levels of the product lifecycle from development via supplies and manufacturing through distribution and recycling. The resulting complexity entails high demands – in particular on specialized medium-sized companies. At the same time the knowledge of the diverse industry practices is imperative for a meaningful legal project structuring in the automotive industry.
We have long-standing experience in advising German and international co-operation partners of the leading car manufacturers, in particular in the area of development and manufacturing of IT-supported car components.
Our expertise in the automotive sector includes, in particular, advising technology companies in connection with
Representative projects led by partners of the firm include, for example, the representation of
Our deal: Advice made in Germany.
The hype about highly specialized technologies such as biotechnology or information technology tends to pound the art of precision technology into oblivion. Our understanding of „engineering“ is not limited to sophisticated engineering ingenuity but also developing and providing of high-precision mechanics and manufacturing technologies – i.e., exactly the expertise that was the decisive factor for the worldwide appreciation of the label „Made in Germany.“ In addition, the area of precision-engineering sees a strong internationalization and globalization from the sourcing of raw materials, establishing production facilities abroad to international sales and distribution.
In the area of engineering, we offer comprehensive advise and assistance in connection with domestic and cross-border projects such as advice on the structuring of
When counseling in the area of engineering we can build on our expertise in the following projects: