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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Dr Inken Knief

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Inken Knief focuses on international arbitration and complex disputes. She has extensive experience in international litigation and arbitration, both ad hoc and before most major arbitral institutions (including ICC, DIS, SCAI, SCC, VIAC, PCA), governed by a variety of substantive and procedural laws, and seated anywhere in the world. She acts as counsel, and frequently serves as arbitrator. Her practice comprises disputes in the energy, telecommunications, and construction/projects sector, with a particular focus on life sciences and post M&A disputes.


Germany: Dispute resolution

Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Within: Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s litigation and arbitration practice has a broad industry expertise. It usually represents clients in international arbitration proceedings and benefits from the firm’s well-integrated network. Both Inken Knief and Karl Pörnbacher are particularly well versed in the energy and life sciences sectors. Counsel Thomas Pieper is also qualified as a US lawyer and is therefore familiar with the country’s regulations. Daniel Flore made partner in January 2019.

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Germany: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘excellent’ team stands out for its high level of niche expertise in various healthcare-related areas. Jörg Schickert, who heads the German life sciences practice, has considerable regulatory expertise; he and Arne Thiermann, who was promoted to partner in January 2018, advised multiple companies belonging to Merz Pharma on matters concerning medical devices, pharmaceutical and compliance issues. In a highlight in the corporate space, the group assisted Centogene with a venture capital financing round totalling over €25bn; Munich-based Nikolas Zirngibl led the advice. Tanja Eisenblätter, who is based in the Hamburg office, utilised her ‘comprehensive experience’ in representing Daiichi Sankyo in several competition law disputes concerning anticoagulants. The firm was also active in the field of product liability law, providing multijurisdictional advice to a medical device manufacturer, and in the patent law area, where Alexander Klicznik represented Agilent in three infringement proceedings around mass spectrometres. ‘Magnificent patent lawyerMiriam Gundt; head of the digital health Continental Europe practice Matthias Schweiger; Ina Brock, who heads the global clients and industries group; and ‘gutsy’ patent law practice head Andreas von Falck are all also recommended. Hanns Jörg Herwig, Inken Knief and Désirée Maier were promoted to the partnership in January 2018.

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