Dr Christian Lebrecht - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr Christian Lebrecht advises businesses in the life sciences and food industry. He specializes in European and German law, focusing on medical devices, food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. He develops legal solutions for the market access, distribution, and marketing of drugs and devices. He regularly provides support to clients in product liability matters and interim injunction proceedings, especially in areas of unfair competition, medical advertising law and food law.

Christian serves as a lecturer in Health Law, International Private Law, and EU Law at the University of Mainz. Prior to joining McDermott, he acquired significant experience in the pharmaceutical and food sector as an associate at an international law firm.


Christian advised:

  • A telemedicine provider on navigating the regulatory landscape for entering the German healthcare market, focusing on compliance with digital health and telemedicine laws.
  •  A global biotechnology company on the acquisition of shares in a company developing Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO), focusing on Novel Food Law.
  • On the acquisition of a provider of telemedicine emergency services.
  • A world-leading company in taste and nutrition on the acquisition of a biotechnology firm specialized in precision fermentation, optimized bioprocessing, and biotransformation for the production of high-quality enzymes and ingredients.


  • European Food Law Association (efla)


University of Mainz, Doctorate in Law, 2019
University of Mainz, Second State Examination in Law, 2016
University of Mainz, First State Examination in Law, 2014
University of Dijon, Master 1 Droit international et européen, 2011



Dr Christian Lebrecht

Associate | Frankfurt