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Life Sciences & Healthcare Lawyers

The CMS Life Sciences und Healthcare Sector Group is made up of over 50 lawyers across Europe, many of whom have specialised in the Life Sciences und Healthcare industry for several years.

The essence of the group's approach is teamwork, working closely as colleagues in Western and Central Europe. The group has complementary expertise in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic and related areas, so can offer pan-European and local, national advice and assistance to the Life Sciences und Healthcare industries.

The group is recognised as having centres of excellence in respect of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in its practices in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany as well as specialist tax expertise in France.


The CMS Life Sciences und Healthcare Sector Group provides the following comprehensive range of services:

  • Regulatory
  • Pre-clinical and clinical research
  • Collaboration and licensing
  • Financing/M&A stock option schemes
  • Business restructuring
  • Strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions
  • Distribution and parallel import issues
  • Patent protection and enforcement
  • Branding, trade dress, advertising and labelling
  • Media issues
  • Personal data
  • Product liability and litigation
  • Health and safety
  • EC & competition/competition enforcement
  • Public sector tendering
  • Environment
  • Immigration


For further information on CMS Life Sciences und Healthcare Sector Group please contact Mr. Jens Wagner.

We are strategic partners of

Young Excellence in healthcare

Young Excellence in Healthcare (YEH) is an interdisciplinary network bringing together young professionals from the healthcare sector. It seeks to develop an intelligent framework for delivering health services in the world of tomorrow. CMS Germany advises YEH strategically and exclusively on all legal matters. CMS also acts as a sounding board for the legal issues and healthcare policies YEH wishes to promote.

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Stefan Höß
Dr. Stefan Höß
Germany, Munich
Stefan Höß is a frequently recommended real estate expert and advises real estate companies and investors on their transactions. He also provides ongoing advice to ensure a successful asset management,...
Roland Wiring
Dr. Roland Wiring
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Intellectual Property Group, CMS Germany
Germany, Hamburg
Roland Wiring is a life sciences sector expert and advises and represents pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech companies as well as enterprises in related industries. He specialises in drafting...
Dr. Jörn Witt, LL.M. (University of London)
Germany, Hamburg
Jörn Witt focuses on the life sciences industry and advises pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers as well as companies in related regulated industries. He particularly concentrates...
Angela Emmert
Dr. Angela Emmert
Rechtsanwältin | Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law)
Germany, Cologne
Angela Emmert is a widely experienced labor and employment lawyer, advising German and international clients on restructurings and business unit spin-offs, flexible staff deployment, mass redundancies,...
Joachim Dietrich
Dr. Joachim Dietrich
Germany, Frankfurt
Joachim Dietrich is specialised in company acquisitions and sales as well as private equity and venture capital with particular experience in transactions involving medium-sized companies whom he...
Christoph Eiff
Dr. Christoph von Eiff, EMBA
Germany, Duesseldorf
Christoph von Eiff specialises in providing corporate law advice to companies and groups, with a focus on complex structuring measures. He regularly advises managing board and supervisory board members...
Peter Ruby
Dr. Peter Ruby
Germany, Stuttgart
Peter Ruby specialises in advising banks, investors, industrial companies as well as insurance companies and pension funds on all aspects of corporate, acquisition and real estate finance. His practice...
Matthias Kuß
Dr. Matthias Kuß
Rechtsanwalt, Notary Public | Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)
Germany, Berlin
Matthias Kuss advises German and international investors on the structuring of real estate transactions (asset and share deals) as well as on real estate portfolio development and optimisation in...
Dr. Eckhard Schmid
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law)
Germany, Munich
Eckhard Schmid has been a labour lawyer for over 30 years. On the law relating to board members, managing directors and executive employees he has been considered one of the top advisors in Germany...
Jörg Zätzsch
Dr. Jörg Zätzsch, LL.M. (Tulane University)
Germany, Berlin
Jörg Zätzsch advises in particular start-ups and emerging growth companies – from start-up to exit. He also represents venture capital as well as private equity funds and strategic investors...