Part­ner In­ter­view - Heike Blank

An­nu­al Re­view 2017-2018

June 2018

What will be the most important market trend affecting your clients’ sector over the next 12 months?

Internationally, I expect the trend towards e-commerce, and the interdependence between e-commerce and traditional sales channels, to grow. In Germany, greater emphasis is likely to be placed on the supplier’s obligation to recall products from the market. This is mandatory not only due to safety concerns, but also if competition law is violated or IP rights are infringed.

What does quality mean to you?

Quality is the basis of our work. Our advice can be strategic, creative and innovative but if the legal assessment is of poor quality, our clients are not helped at all.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? 

When I was around eight years old, my mum advised me never to travel with luggage that is too heavy to carry. This advice is helpful in its literal meaning and beyond.

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