Dr. Monika Emilia Richter - McDermott Will & Emery


Monika Richter focuses her practice on the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sector. She advises national and international clients on various commercial legal matters related to the development, manufacturing and commercialization of medicinal products, with a particular focus on strategic alliances, research and development collaborations, license agreements, commercial manufacturing and supply agreements and distribution agreements. Her work likewise includes financing and corporate transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions.

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  • Advised Ryvu Therapeutics (formerly named Selvita), one of Poland’s largest biotechnology companies, on an exclusive license agreement with Exelixis and on various other* international licensing and collaboration agreements, including with Orion Pharma, H3, Felicitex, Merck KGaA and Menarini, and on a funding agreement with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Advised Moffitt Cancer Center, a world leader in advancing cellular immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, in its strategic alliance with Turnstone Biologics
  • Advised Paion on license agreements for development and commercialization of Remimazolam in various territories, e.g. with Cristalia Produtos Quimicos Farmaceuticos (Brazil), Mundipharma (Japan) and TTY (Taiwan), as well as on various distribution agreements and commercial manufacturing and supply agreements regarding Remimazolam and other products

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2021, 2022 and 2023 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences Practice
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2022: “Monika Richter: Forward-looking, prudent, razor-sharp when it comes to implementing client interests.”; „The team around Monika Richter and Deniz Tschammler offers an exceptional combination of industry expertise in the healthcare sector and deal experience.
  • Leaders League’ 2019 Guide, Innovation, Technology & Patents: “Excellent” in the Health, pharma & biotechnology category


Humboldt University of Berlin, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2008
Court of Appeal, Berlin, Second State Exam, 2004
Universities of Tübingen and Heidelberg, First State Exam, 2002


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