KOZIANKA & WEIDNER

Comment: This highly recommended Hamburg pharma boutique is a firm favorite in pharma advertising litigation and is extremely busy in precedent proceedings, e.g. on discounts associated with mail-order pharmacies. The core area of contract advice, also regarding research cooperations, is becoming more important for the firm. The clients’ growing trust in advice on research and distribution agreements is also reflected in the fact that not one but two manufacturers instructed the firm following the revision of the law governing medical marijuana. The firm’s reputation in demarcation issues between pharmaceuticals and food remains fully intact. Alongside the three renowned partners, a younger associate is also establishing himself in this area. He is focusing on expanding medical product advice to regular clients who had mainly received support on pharmaceuticals in the past, besides also attracting new clients.
Strengths: Advice on the interface with ?food law; pharma advertising and Social Security Code (fifth book).
Recommended: Wolfgang Kozianka, Michael Weidner, Simone Winnands (“a successful, very pleasant and long-standing collaboration with the entire team”, client).
Practice: Advice and litigation for original manufacturers regarding pharmaceutical and medical product law. Often advice on new products from the concept phase onwards. Particular focus on German law on medicinal products, pharma advertising, reimbursement matters pertaining to the Social Security Code (fifth book), food supplements and demarcation from health foods. Also transactions. Clients: pharma concerns, successful Mittelstand companies. (Core team: 3 partners, 4 associates, 1 of counsel)
Clients: ? Pharma corporation on providing pharmaceutical samples to pharmacists; pharma company on contract manufacturing besides distribution and research contracts; international pharma company on pharma law, pharma advertising and market launch; Mittelstand pharma manufacturer against university on damages due to flawed study; drug manufacturers on medical cannabis.
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