Services - Dr. Stephan Hees


Pharmaceuticals and medical care

Pharmaceuticals, medical devices, advertising of pharmaceutical products (e.g. with clinical study results, on the internet, possibilities of comparative advertising),  drafting of agreements for the pharmaceutical industry (e. g. manufacturing and supply, logistics, CRO-Contracts, license agreements, co-promotion, co-marketing, co-distributorship (in Germany so called "Mitvertrieb"),  discount contracts, transfer of a marketing authorisation)

There is a great need for qualified legal advice in the health care sector because one amendment to the laws in question follows another. It appears to be the legislator's belief that only through constant adjustments to the legal framework can they get a grip on rising costs in health care. These are of poor quality across the board. As these adjustments have often not been thought through and contain inconsistencies, an immediate legal orientation is necessary. This is where our expertise can help.

We have expert knowledge in advising clients from the pharmaceutical and medical care industry, and long term experience in dealing with problems related to the legal situation of these clients.

For many years we have been involved in litigation related to these legal issues. In the last two decades the Hamburg courts have become the centre for litigation in this legal area. Due to our long term experience, we have in-depth knowledge of the legal practices and rulings of the Hamburg courts. We are familiar with advising and representing clients in all kinds of temporary relief and proceedings in the main action. This also enables us to give our clients effective legal assistance.

For this reason, we have been listed in the Juve-Handbook of German commercial law firms as a recommended law firm in the area of law regarding pharmaceuticals and medical devices since 2000.



Rating: Recommended in the area of law regarding pharmaceuticals and medical products
Recommended attorneys:
Dr. Stephan Hees (Competitors: "brillant pharma lawyer, real teamplayer", "exceptionally gifted expert in the field of pharmaceutical law, good overview of other fields of law", "very good opponent", "excellent"; client: "client-focused, fast and straightforward").



Intellectual property

Unfair competition, trademark, patent, copyright and licensing law

Along with Frankfurt, Cologne and Munich, Hamburg is known to be one of Germany's centres for IP-related litigation. As the legal practices and rulings of the different courts can be diverse, it is of great importance to be familiar with the local customs of the courts, in order to select the best forum for each case. We are able to represent our clients at all German regional and higher regional courts.

We are dedicated to finding new solutions for our clients, and focus on enforcing these solutions by trying to amend and advance the current legal practice of the courts to our client's advantage.

We have a proven track record and a wealth of experience advising companies from the pharmaceutical and medical care industry.


  • Der Wettbewerbsprozeß - Abmahnung Schutzschrift, Rostock 1991
  • Erstattung der Kosten des Eilverfahrens nach Obsiegen in der Hauptsache, MDR 1994, 438 f.



Corporate law

Legal advice for Managing Directors and Shareholders, corporate litigation, M&A advice for Mittelstand ("Seller-side")

Member of the academic "Association for Corporate Law" ("Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (VGR)").

With effect from July 19th 2005 and May 8th 2007, the Hamburg Regional Court has appointed Dr. Stephan Hees as joint representative of the outside shareholders of the Hamburg-based Phoenix AG in the legal proceedings against ContiTech AG regarding the controlling and profit transfer agreement concluded between the two companies and the merger of these companies respectively.



Real estate

Buying and selling of real estate portfolios, legal problem solving in the procedure of public notary involvement, commercial lease law

  • Acquisition and sale of real estate portfolios
  • Solutions for the implementation of notarised real estate contracts
  • Commercial leasing


  • Arrest und einstweilige Verfügung in WEG-Verfahren - Rechtsschutz für den Schuldner, ZMR 2001, Seite 14 ff. (Heft 1)






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