Dr. Rüdiger Herrmann focuses his practice on key transactions in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. He has a wealth of experience advising national and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, licensing agreements, initial public offerings, intellectual property matters and private equity/venture capital transactions. He has a particularly strong background in dealing with life science matters in the US, Europe, China and Taiwan.

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  • Advised Selvita on a global license agreement with an Italian pharma company*
  • Advised a German biotech company on a license and cooperation agreement with a world leading diagnostics company*
  • Advised Selvita on the launch of Nodthera Limited, a new biotech company launched by Epidarex Capital based on research by Selvita*

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2021 Germany, ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Biotechnology and Life Sciences
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2021 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences
  • Who’s Who Legal 2020, recommended for Life Sciences in Germany
  • Leaders League’s 2019 guide, Innovation, Technology & Patents, “Excellent” in the Health, pharma & biotechnology category
  • Juve Handbook 2019, M&A Germany, Recommended
  • Chambers Europe 2020, Life Sciences Germany, Band 3
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2019

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  • Biotechnology Board Member, German Association for Pharmaceutical Industry e. V. (BPI)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Impact Hub
  • German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law

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Higher Regional Court of Mainz, Second State Exam, 1995
University of Hagen, Dr. jur. (PhD), 1994
University of Mainz, First State Exam, 1992
Law, 1991


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Dr. Rüdiger Herrmann

Insights & Events / Media

Düsseldorf, Germany / Speaking Engagements / November 18 - 21, 2019

Paris, France / Speaking Engagements / May 16, 2019

Shanghai, China / McDermott Event / December 5, 2018

London, United Kingdom / McDermott Event / October 4, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts / McDermott Event / June 6, 2018