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Life Sciences & Healthcare

Mission Statement

The life sciences and healthcare industry faces numerous commercial and legal challenges. Demographic developments, globalization and intense competition constantly change the requirements for enterprises. The industry is characterized by intense competition and regular innovation. This is juxtaposed with a high concentration of regulations and close links to the most different fields of law. The legal requirements for enterprises are, however, laid down in many different laws, and are subject to numerous reforms. fwp attorneys are experts in the different fields of law which are relevant to the industry and closely cooperate under one roof. Thanks to this interdisciplinary network fwp offers its clients support in all relevant matters as a one-stop shop. We support clients above all in the areas of pharmaceuticals law, pharmacy law, food law, dietary supplements law, cosmetics law, and medical devices law in complex transactions, public procurement procedures, regulatory issues, data protection, and labor and employment law issues, and in enforcing or defending industrial property rights. In addition, we provide support in compliance matters.

„They are fast and reliable“, IFLR 1000

Key Services and Practice Areas

Advice on all Regulatory Issues

  • Product classification
  • Product labeling
  • Approval proceedings


  • Planning and implementation of compliance programs
  • Preparation and implementation of internal policies and processes
  • Designing contracts with legal certainty

Industrial Property Rights

  • Applications for the registration of patents; patent infringement proceedings
  • Licenses
  • Applications for the registration of trademarks; trademark infringement proceedings
  • Protection of inventions and know-how

Data Protection in the Area of Life Sciences

  • Processing of health data
  • Implementation of GDPR requirements


Competition Law

  • Defense and assertion of claims under competition law
  • Advertising, promotion, and marketing

Advice on Labor Law Issues

  • Health and safety at work 
  • Business transfers

Public Procurement

  • Public procurement procedures in the services, supply and construction sectors
  • PPP projects in the health sector
  • Advising contracting authorities and bidders in procurement procedures
  • State aid law, in particular in the area of SGEI

Development of Hospital Projects

  • Project development 
  • Building permits and hospital-law approvals
  • Legal project management


Stefan Adametz, Partner
Michael Hecht, Partner
Monika Sturm, Partnerin