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Dr Susan Kempe-Müller

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Hengeler Mueller

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Intellectual Property, IT.


Susan advises and represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property rights with a particular emphasis on competition, trademark and copyright law. Her clients include health care and IT companies, manufacturing companies as well as banks and financial institutions.


Susan joined Hengeler Mueller from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2005, and has been counsel since 2013.


Technical University of Dresden; Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg; Philipps-University of Marburg (Dr iur).

Germany: Dispute resolution

Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Within: Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Hengeler Mueller’s ‘prompt and competent advice’ also extends to the representation of clients, often from the energy and pharmaceutical sectors, in arbitration proceedings. Philipp Hanfland, for example, who is valued for his ‘outstanding legal expertise’, successfully defended a biotech company in proceedings concerning contractual claims. In another highlight, the highly regarded Carsten van de Sande and counsel Susan Kempe-Müller represented a foreign conglomerate in ICC arbitration proceedings with a value in the hundreds of millions. The ‘very good’ Henning Bälz and the ‘efficient’ Markus Meier are also central figures within the team. Peter Heckel retired.

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Germany: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Hengeler Mueller expanded its healthcare practice with significant growth at associate level. The firm frequently handles transactional matters, but also has considerable expertise in regulatory and compliance issues. Recent highlights include Dirk Uwer representing AOK Bayern in several social law disputes concerning fundamental legal questions in the area of GP-centred care, including two appeal trials at the Federal Social Court, and the firm’s advice to Oaktree Capital Management on the acquisition of nursing home operator Vitanas, which was led by social security expert Wolfgang Spoerr and corporate lawyers Annika Clauss and Peter Weyland. Counsel Susan Kempe-Müller demonstrated her advertising law expertise in her advice to Euro Diagnostica regarding medical device advertising. Other clients include GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly Deutschland and Bioscientia Institut für Medizinische Diagnostik.

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