McDermott Strengthens Life Sciences Sector Focus: Rüdiger Herrmann and Team Join Frankfurt Office
Frankfurt (April 16 2018)Leading international law firm McDermott Will & Emery is continuing to strengthen its Transactions practice in Frankfurt and is pleased to announce that renowned corporate life sciences partner Rüdiger Herrmann and his team of three lawyers – Jochen Eimer, Alicia Hong and Monika E. Richter – have joined the firm as of 16 April 2018. The addition of Rüdiger’s team bolsters the firm’s top-ranked German practice and its robust international life sciences offering.
Rüdigeradvises national and international clients in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and licensing agreements, IPOs, private equity and venture capital transactions as well as IP-related matters. He has particularly deep experience advising on life sciences matters in Europe, the US, China and Taiwan.
Rüdiger is joined by fellow partner Jochen Eimer, whose practice focuses on transactions in the biotech, pharma and medtech sectors. Jochen’s practice also includes regulatory matters, advising clients on compliance, anti-corruption, pricing and reimbursement, as well as licensing, cooperation and R&D and other commercial agreements.
AlongsideRüdiger and Jochen, Alicia Hong and Monika E. Richter are joining McDermott as counsel and will focus on transactional work in China and Eastern Europe, respectively.
“We are excited to strengthen our Transactions practice and Frankfurt office with such a fantastic team of life sciences lawyers. With the addition of Rüdiger’s team, McDermott solidifies its position as a global leader in life sciences,” said Michael Cziesla, head of McDermott‘s Frankfurt office.
Rüdigernoted that he and his team joined McDermott in part because of its excellent international reputation for top-quality advice in the life sciences sector. “We look forward to contributing to and further enhancing that reputation in Frankfurt and well beyond.”
Stephan Rau, partner in the Munich office and head of the Healthcare Practice Group added: “We are delighted that Rüdiger Herrmann and his team joining us. They are a great addition to our practice in the healthcare and life sciences industry. This expansion will further strengthen the depth and scope of comprehensive services that we are able to render to our healthcare and life science clients at both national and international level.”
“It is great to welcome such a highly-regarded group of lawyers to our top-ranked German practice”, said Harris C. Siskind, global head of McDermott’s Transactions practice. “Rüdiger and his team will help strengthen the firm’s position as the ‘go to’ international firm for life sciences.”
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.