Comment: Thanks to his wealth of experience in advising parallel importers, respected Hamburg solo practitioner Hees still counts among the firm favorites in the market. He maintains stable, long-standing relationships with his regular clients and is omnipresent in precedent proceedings on parallel imports. A huge amount of his capacity was recently dedicated to matters associated with the parallel import of medical products.
Strengths: Parallel imports.
Recommended: Dr. Stephan Hees (“brilliant pharma lawyer, real team player”, competitor).
Practice: All-round advice on parallel imports as well as to Mittelstand manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical products. Focus on pharma advertising, German law for the economical provision of pharmaceutical products, trademarks, discount agreements, cooperations, endorsement of pharmaceuticals, structuring of joint distribution. (1 partner)
Clients: ? Parallel importers in several proceedings concerning conformity assessment; various pharma companies on applicability of the Specific Mechanism in the case of imports from eastern Europe and on comparable patent protection (e.g. concerning further indications of Botox and parallel import from Poland); parallel importer on admissibility of not labeling parallel-import inhalers according to the German law on medical products; pharmaceuticals company in application for exemption from manufacturer’s discount.
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