Research and Development (R&D)

We comprehensively advise clients in their R&D cooperations. Our activities include protecting our clients’ legitimate confidentiality interests and know-how at project launch as well as drafting and negotiating a suitable R&D agreement. Of course, we also support our clients in all legal matters that may arise during or after the R&D Project. Based on an assessment of our clients’ individual situation, we particularly consider their business targets for commercializing R&D results. 

Our activities comprise the following: 

  • Drafting and negotiating Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating R&D Agreements, with particular regard for intellectual property matters as well as possibilities and constraints emanating from competition law
  • Considering R&D issues which may arise while negotiating supply and distribution agreements or otherwise during existing supply or distribution relationships
  • Enforcement of and defence against claims arising from or relating to R&D cooperations (if necessary, before courts)