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), member of the Legal Working Group of the European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE), member of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, International Society of Telemedicine & eHealth, the International Bar Association and numerous other national and international committees and working groups. He has published over 100 books, book contributions and essays.
Prior to co-founding Dierks+Company, he was a founding partner of Dierks + Bohle. Under the leadership of Christian Dierks, Dierks + Bohle became one of Germany’s leading law firms in healthcare and life sciences. In 2017, it employed more than 60 employees at the locations Berlin, Dusseldorf and Brussels, including specialists in medical law, hospital law and pharmacy law.
Dierks defines his role as lawyer in society beyond traditional
understanding in order to perform tasks successfully, efficiently and
creatively. According to him, lawyers are not only organs of justice,
and as such, committed to the interests of their clients and to the
truth, they must also be thought leaders, designers and pioneers.