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Prof. Dr. med. Dr. iur. Christian Dierks, M.D., J.D., has been solving legal challenges at the intersection of medicine, law and information technology since 1990. He is a specialized lawyer for social and medical law, general practitioner and professor for health services research at Charité Berlin. Christian was president of the German Society for Medical Law (2000 – 2008) and is a member of the Legal Committee of the Federal Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (BPI), me...
Born in Helgoland in 1966, Dr. Carsten Oelrichs trained as an industrial business administrator before going on to study law at the University of Hamburg, where he also worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Commercial, Shipping and Business Law. He received his doctorate in 1998, with a thesis on “Creditor Participation and Voting Bans in New Insolvency Proceedings”. Dr. Oelrichs has been a lawyer at ZENK since 1998. For several years running, he has been named by JUVE as...
Dr Thomas Puffe is Partner at BEITEN BURKHARDT’s Berlin office and member of the Labour & Employment Law practice group. He advises national and international clients especially concerning individual and collective conflicts, preparation and support of plenty of reorganisation measures and employee reduction measures with regard to relevant labour law issues, privatisation and transfer of business or alternative ways of outsourcing.
Peter von Czettritz specialises on advising and representing national and international pharmaceutical companies and medical devices companies in all sectors of Drug Law (AMG), Law on Advertising in the Health Care System (HWG), Medical Devices Law (MPG), Patent Law and Competition Law. In addition, he focuses on handling marketing authorisation proceedings relating to the Drug Law and certification proceedings relating to the Medical Devices Law (Regulatory Affairs). Peter von Czettritz is t...
Health Care Law Definition
Organisations in the health care sector are facing a range of complex issues, from the challenges represented by a growing and aging population, to the globalisation of health care through joint ventures, to the budget constraints and the intensive regulation that hospitals and other health care providers are experiencing. Whereas the law relating to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other health care products is harmonised throughout Europe the regulation of health care services and their organisation to a large extent still lies within the competence of the Members States of the EU and therefore is diverse.
Private and public hospital and medical care centre owners and operators, health care technology companies, financial and strategic investors, governmental, and public sector municipalities therefore require a deep understanding of the health care sector – both at a macro and micro level. Hence, they frequently obtain specialist knowledge of external law firms in regard to innovative solutions to many issues they are facing.
At this, they request legal expertise and know-how on health care regulation, antitrust and competition, public procurement, state aid, IT, private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, cooperation models between medical service providers or public-private-partnerships (PPP) and private-finance-initiatives (PFI) which help to ensure they achieve their commercial objectives. In particular private equity and venture capital companies require advising on transactions in the health care industry as well as the establishment, structuring, and ongoing management of their health care facilities.
Furthermore, medical service providers, in particular hospitals and their operators, health insurance funds, nursing home operators, as well as other market participants are interested in the health care sector. They want to be advised inter alia on corporate law (including mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance) and all regulatory issues relating to the sector. Other interesting topics law firms are frequently facing within the health care sector are the foundation and structuring of PPP, co-operation and outsourcing models as well as innovative industrial co-operation ventures, such as technology partnerships with medical engineering companies.
As the legislative and regulatory framework in the health care sector differs from one jurisdiction to another it requires specialist knowledge of both the local and international framework in order to obtain cross border transaction advice, support, and understanding.
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