Peter Homberg > Dentons > Berlin, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
MARKGRAFENSTRASSE 33
10117 BERLIN
Germany

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Peter Homberg is a partner in the Dentons Berlin office. He focuses on life sciences, IP, corporate law and M&A transactions in the life sciences and high-tech sector as well as in R&D and cooperation agreements, cross-border IP licensing and IP strategies. Furthermore, he has extensive experience providing legal advice on compliance issues. Additionally, he is the head of the European Cannabis sector group. Peter advises inter alia companies in the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, biotechnology, medical device and medical cannabis industries—from startups to large publicly listed companies. Furthermore, he has broad transactional experience in Southeast Asia. Peter is member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES), the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR), the German Institution for Arbitration (DIS) as well as the Pharma-Lizenz-Club Deutschland e.V. He regularly holds lectures at seminars and conferences. He is the author of numerous professional articles and other publications regarding corporate or IP law in the field of life sciences.

Career

  • Partner, Dentons (formerly Salans), 2012 to date
  • Partner, (Head of German Life Sciences Practice) Raupach & Wollert-Elmendorff, Frankfurt, 2010-2012
  • Partner, Jones Day (Head of German and European Life Sciences Practice and Intellectual Property Practice), Frankfurt, 2001-2009
  • Deputy Head of Legal Department, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Mannheim, 1996-2001
  • Head of the investment projects department, Debis Marketing Services, 1994-1996
  • Head of Singapore office, Thümmel Schütze & Partner, Singapore, 1990-1994
  • In-house Counsel, C. Wuppesahl Insurance Brokers, 1989-1990

Memberships

  • Member, Licensing Executive Society (LES)
  • Member, German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR)
  • Member, German Institution for Arbitration (DIS)
  • Member, Pharma-Lizenz-Club Deutschland e.V.

Education

Admitted to the bar, Germany, 1990

Legal clerkship, 1986-1988, Hannover

Georg-August-University Göttingen, 1986, Legal studies

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Branchenfokus > Gesundheit

Der Kern der Healthcare- und Life Sciences-Praxis von Dentons besteht aus gesellschaftsrechtlich geprägten und M&A-Mandaten auf der einen Seite und aus regulatorischer Beratung auf der anderen. Ergänzend können Mandanten auf die breit aufgestellten anderen Teams, unter anderem im Vergaberecht, Arbeits- und Insolvenzrecht zurückgreifen. Christof Kautzsch ist auf Transaktionen im Krankenhaussektor spezialisiert, einschließlich Umstrukturierungen und Privatisierungen, und leitet die Praxis gemeinsam mit Peter Homberg, Leiter der deutschen Life Sciences- und der europäischen Cannabis-Sektorgruppe der Kanzlei, und Ilka Mehdorn, Fachanwältin für Medizinrecht. Sie ist außerdem eine der Verantwortlichen der europäischen Life Sciences Regulatory Group und Co-Head für die Praxis Öffentlicher Sektor in Deutschland. Zu ihren Spezialgebieten gehören unter anderem regulatorisch geprägte Verträge, sozialdatenschutzrechtliche Fragen, Schieds- und Gerichtsverfahren im Sozialrecht sowie Compliance. Der Bereich Private Equity und insbesondere die Venture- und Growth Capital-Praxis wird von Thomas Strassner (München) und seinem Team abgedeckt. Ann-Kristin Cahnbley (Düsseldorf) deckt den wirtschaftsstrafrechtlichen und Compliance-Flügel ab, während Jörg Karenfort zu den Hauptansprechpartnern im Kartellrecht gehört. Utz Andelewski wechselte zum Jahreswechsel 2021 zu Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek.

Germany > Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences

The core topics of Dentons‘ healthcare and life sciences practice are corporate and M&A matters as well as regulatory advice. Clients can also draw on the expertise of other practices such as public procurement law, employment law and insolvency law. Christof Kautzsch specialises in transactions in the hospital sector, including restructuring and privatisations, and jointly heads the practice with Peter Homberg, head of the firm’s German life sciences and European cannabis sector groups, as well as medical law specialist Ilka Mehdorn. She is also one of the leaders of the European life sciences regulatory group and co-head of the public sector practice in Germany. Her areas of expertise include contracts with regulatory aspects, social data protection issues, arbitration and court proceedings under social law and compliance. Thomas Strassner (Munich) and his team cover the private equity sector and in particular the venture and growth capital practice. Ann-Kristin Cahnbley (Düsseldorf) covers the white collar crime and compliance space, while Jörg Karenfort is a key contact for antitrust law. Utz Andelewski moved to Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek at the beginning of 2021.