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Dr Matthias Schweiger

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Matthias M. Schweiger helps clients with international liability cases, collective actions and dispute resolution. He handles court cases at all instances and brings experience in complex product liability litigation, consumer claims and mass tort litigation, supply chain disputes, proceedings before the European Court of Justice, international conflicts of laws and jurisdiction. Matthias assists clients with navigating and coordinating liability claims and advises on defense strategy, legal project and crisis management. The team has expertise in managing mass tort cases with a multitude of claims.

Germany: Dispute resolution

Product liability

Within: Product liability

Hogan Lovells International LLP focuses on product liability and compliance consulting, and impresses with its strong industry expertise. The renowned Ina Brock is well versed in the life sciences sector; she defended a client against liability claims for the alleged improper certification of medical products. Matthias Schweiger, who has a similar focus, was also involved in this case. Sebastian Polly specialises in the automotive sector, where he represents various car manufacturers in product liability and safety cases, and advises on official investigations and recalls.

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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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