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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Dr. Jens Wagner
Rechtsanwalt | Global Co-Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare Group, CMS
Germany, Hamburg
With long-standing experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and food supplements sectors, Jens Wagner provides comprehensive advisory and litigation services to life science companies....
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...
Michael Kamps
Michael Kamps
Germany, Cologne
Michael Kamps is an IT compliance expert who advises his clients on the legal and actual interfaces that are created when collecting, processing and using digital data. He advises media, insurance,...
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,...
Jakob Steiff
Dr. Jakob Steiff, LL.M. (Edinburgh)
Germany, Frankfurt
Jakob Steiff is a partner and leads a team of five lawyers advising on procurement law, public commercial law and construction law at the firm’s Frankfurt office. He has extensive experience in...
Stefan Voß
Dr. Stefan Voß
Germany, Stuttgart
Stefan Voß specialises in real estate law with a focus on property transactions. He advises portfolio holders on an ongoing basis on all aspects of real estate, landlord and tenant law. His clients...
Sören Langner
Dr. Sören Langner, LL.M.
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law)
Germany, Berlin
Soeren Langner advises his clients on all aspects of labor and employment law, including social security law and special aspects of healthcare law. He has extensive experience in preparing and implementing...
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...
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,...
Nikolas Gregor
Dr. Nikolas Gregor, LL.M. (Boston) Maître en droit
Germany, Hamburg
Nikolas Gregor is an intellectual property law expert. With a focus on the consumer goods industry as well as life science companies (pharma, plant protection, food, cosmetics), he has special expertise...