KING & SPALDING

Comment: Respected small pharma practice headed by Grundmann, esteemed for its profound knowledge of demarcation issues between pharmaceuticals, medical products, food and cosmetics as well as of pharma advertising. Moreover, it often represents its clients in precedent proceedings before the ECJ and the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof). The close network with the firm’s US colleagues ensures a steady flow of advice to US medical product manufacturers on market entry in Europe. Besides this, the German team is also frequently called upon by other US firms for regulatory advice in transactions.
Strengths: Pharma advertising litigation and demarcation issues between pharma, food and cosmetics.
Recommended: Ulf Grundmann (pharma advertising) (“we use him more and more in healthcare and unfair competition matters”, client).
Practice: All-round advice to the pharma and medical product industry with a focus on pharma advertising law and demarcation issues, as well as at the interface with ?food law. Clients: increasingly international client base. (Core team: 1 partner, 1 associate)
Clients: ?? Dr. Wilmar Schwabe and Chemische Fabrik Kreussler in litigation on demarcation between pharmaceuticals/cosmetics/food/medical products; Roche Diagnostics in litigation against parallel importers before the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) and ECJ; Teva Europe against parallel importers; Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on pharmaceuticals, medical products, food and unfair competition law; Teva Deutschland on regulatory and unfair competition law.
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