Schoenherr's health care group draws on a breadth of experience across the firm's practice areas. We combine specialist knowledge and experience with the insights and track-record of our market-leading transactional practice.

Partner Andreas Natterer and Paweł Halwa lead and coordinate the Schoenherr expert team. We act for and advise all stakeholders active in the health care, life sciences, biotech and pharma industries. An area of particular expertise is regulatory life sciences work.


Our full-service offering in the healthcare & life sciences sector covers:

  • transactional advice including m&a, banking & finance, capital markets as well as real estate (development)
  • medicinal products
  • drugs, (narcotic) substances
  • food and feed law
  • tobacco
  • medical devices
  • genetically modified organisms
  • chemicals
  • medical and care institutions advice as well as hospitals

Working closely and in integrated teams with specialists in:

  • corporate investigations & crisis management
  • compliance & criminal defence
  • eu & competition
  • regulatory, data protection
  • ip & unfair commercial practices
  • cyber security
  • labour & employment

our advisory covers inter-alia

  • advising on the establishment, operation and transfer of group practices, primary health care units and outpatient clinics
  • assisting strategic and financial investors in respect of the acquisition of outpatient clinics as well as out- and inpatient hospitals
  • m&a and other transactional advice in connection with investments in and the takeover of targets operating in the health care and life sciences industries
  • advising on the qualification and classification of software as medical devices, on telemedicine, e-health and e-medication
  • advising on contracts for clinical trials, quality agreements, licensing, collaboration, research and other agreements relevant to the sector
  • supporting medical device, pharmaceutical and medical supply manufacturers in relation to regulatory clearance proceedings, product marketing and distribution, and business compliance
  • providing guidance on the exploitation, enforcement and defence of ip rights
  • representing clients in medical malpractice claims
  • investigating corporate crimes, compliance violations, confidential information leaks and breach of legal duties