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Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner

Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner is renowned for advising on AMNOG procedures as well as legislative procedures. The group also handles market access and compliance issues in adddition to digitisation matters such as telematics, as well as digital health products, healthcare services and data protection law. The team offers regulatory support with transactions, including in the restructuring space. The client portfolio mainly includes medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, with an ever-growing proportion of international clients, particularly from the US. Alexander Ehlers, Julian Bartholomä, who made partner in January 2021, and Christian Rybak head the practice.


‘Very competent staff.’

‘Julian Bartholomä advised us very well and quickly.’

‘Friendly, very competent team. Outstanding skills in complex issues in the field of medical law. Contact after making an appointment – also by phone – works smoothly. Transparent billing. Very good expertise in pharmacy and pharmaceutical law.’

‘Christian Rybak: Intelligent briefs, usually to the point. Christian Rybak has an excellent network.’

‘The team is well networked overall. Different core competences are used quickly when necessary in order to get a well-rounded and comprehensive overall impression of a situation.’

‘We value Alexander Ehlers for his profound medical and legal expertise, his excellent knowledge of the German and European healthcare system and his wealth of experience. Julian Bartholmä has excellent knowledge of regulatory and licensing issues for healthcare providers.’

‘Strong regulatory expertise, also on highly topical newer topics, and very good connections to relevant authorities.’

‘Julian Bartholomä is highly competent in the regulatory area for medical devices, including recent regulatory issues related to MPV. He offers efficient, business-oriented strategies for complex situations that usually lead to quick solutions.’

Key clients

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

DigiMed Bayern

CSL Behring

Cytosorbents Europe


Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG)



Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie

Haemonetics Corporation

Horizon Therapeutics

Johannesbad Gruppe

LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.

Leo Pharma




Sanvartis GmbH


TransMedics Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Horizon Therapeutics with regard to market approval and market access in Germany, including extensive AMNOG proceedings for various drugs and price negotiations with the GKV-SV.
  • Advice to LeMaitre on the changeover to the Medical Devices Regulation and on special approval for various products.
  • Advice toServe on various AMNOG proceedings as well as on the regulatory framework for digital health applications.

Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner was founded in 1987 already as a highly specialized law firm.  Many years of experience in the field of life science and medical law and an in-depth knowledge of the life science industrie as well as the regulatory environment, combined with an extensive network, guarantee the best possible representation of our clients from the health care sector.

Today, Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner is one of Germanys most renowned Firms for all  Life Sciences and Healthcare Regulatory. Its practice is unique in providing a fully integrated team focused on delivering comprehensive and sophisticated assistance to clients in all areas of life sciences product and healthcare regulation. The firm advises all players in the evolving ecosystem, including payors, providers, pharmaceutical & medical device companies, health IT and investors.

Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner has deep German and global experience providing regulatory counseling and advice on Marcet Access, all aspects of pre and post-marketing authorisations and appeals, corporate compliance, contractual relationships, Sunshine Laws, reimbursement, government program price reporting, healthcare data privacy, health reform counseling, regulatory due diligences, EMA and CE Marking.

The firm has developed unique sub-practice groups with specific specializations to serve the firms clients including private equity and venture capital firms, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, pharmacies and insurance agencies, as well as federal and local ministries and other government entities etc.

Each member on the life sciences team has their own specialization to offer clients full service from the development stage, to the implementation, to the marketing, to the ongoing due diligence etc.

The result is, Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner is the only law firm of its kind in Germany which can offer a full range of services to the medical, healthcare and life sciences industries.

Our Mission:

Our work is based on the firm conviction, that the ability to provide legal services at the highest professional level, requires more than just knowledge of law. Only specialized legal expertise, compound with a profound knowledge of our clients’ industries, can ensure both our clients’ and our own success.

Our beginnings were marked by slow and steady growth of our client base as we set out to establish ourselves as the go-to firm for our clients’ most complex legal problems.

Beside the objective of providing excellent advice and competent representation, consistent specialization is one of the distinctive features of our firm.

In the more than three decades since, we’ve built on that platform to provide advice to clients around the world on their most important matters. Our core values reflect the ideals of our history, and we remain committed to providing excellent lawyering and unrivaled client service in all our work.


Head of Munich Office | Market Access Alexander (0)89 / 2109690
Market Access & Public Policy Advisory | Pharmaceuticals | Healthcare Regulatory | Mergers & Acquisitions | Medical Devices & Health IT Christian (0)89 / 2109690
Market Access | Medical Devices and Diagnostic Products | Competition & Compliance | Mergers & Acquisitions Julian Bartholomä (0)89 / 2109690
Julian Bartholomä photo Julian BartholomäJulian Bartholomae is Partner of the Firm and specializes in legal matters…
Horst Bitter photoDr iur Horst BitterSenior Associate Horst Bitter has worked as a medical lawyer for more…
Alexander P F Ehlers photoProf Dr Alexander P F EhlersAlexander Ehlers advises the stakeholders in the healthcare system on all legal…
Christian Rybak photoDr iur Christian RybakDr. Rybak is one of EEP’s equity partners and (Co-)Head of the…
Nicole Schwiegk photo Nicole SchwiegkNicole Schwiegk is a Senior Associate in EEPs’ Munich office and primarily…
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