Healthcare

Healthcare is a sector like no other, marked by constant reforms to its legal regulations. Demographic change is also creating big challenges for the entire healthcare industry. Our Healthcare Focus Area is made up of an interdisciplinary team spanning multiple offices. We advise the companies that provide healthcare services, in particular university hospitals, privately and publicly operated hospitals as well as pharmaceutical companies. Healthcare is one of the only sectors characterized by the fact that its legal provisions are constantly changing. The demographic changes in the population also pose serious challenges for the entire healthcare industry.

Our areas of specialization:

  • IT and Data Protection
  • Advice in IT projects
  • GDPR-compliant data protection management
  • Use of cloud services
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  • Intellectual Property
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Exploitation of intellectual property
  • Advice in patent infringement proceedings
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  • Financing
  • Acquisition finance
  • Refinancing and financial restructuring
  • Financing restructuring
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  • M&A
  • Acquisitions
  • Sales
  • Purchase, sale and acquisition of doctors’ practices
  • Joint Ventures
  • International cooperation and projects in the healthcare sector (focus countries: China, Russia and Turkey)
  • Foreign Trade Law Investment Control in the Healthcare Sector
  • Restructuring
  • Restructuring and reorganisation advice
  • Representation of creditors in crisis
  • Company purchase/sale in crisis
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  • Employment
  • Drafting and negotiating employment contracts
  • Advising on matters of German works council constitution legislation
  • Ongoing advice in dismissal protection proceedings
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  • Construction
  • Building contract law
  • Architect law
  • Building information modelling (BIM)
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  • Customs and Foreign Trade
  • Advising on the import of healthcare products
  • Export control (esp. dual use items)
  • Embargoes and sanctions
  • Advice on setting up in-house customs and export control compliance systems
  • Foreign Trade Law Investment Control in the Healthcare Sector
  • Compliance
  • Establishing a compliance system
  • Risk assessment
  • Legal framework conditions
  • Product liability and drug recalls
  • Corporate governance
  • Advice and representation in OWI proceedings
  • Advice and representation in criminal proceedings
  • Industry codes (e.g. FSA)
  • Public Grants and State Aid
  • Advice on state aid procedures
  • State aid recovery matters
  • Legislation governing grants for project funding (ANBest-P) and institutional funding (ANBest-I), ERDF measures
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  • Public Procurement
  • Tender of drug rebate contracts
  • Procurements of services, supply and construction works
  • Ongoing advice for public procurement and public procurement review procedures
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  • Medical Law
  • Pharmacy law
  • Drug law
  • Physician law, including physician liability and physician criminal law