At RITTERSHAUS, lawyers specialised in various fields work together to resolve the problems facing our clients in the areas life sciences, health care and pharmaceutical law. This includes assistance with financing and corporate transactions, the comprehensive resolution of company law issues, the drafting of R&D agreements, in-licensing and out-licensing processes, the development of patent and trademark strategies as well as the defence of property right portfolios and know-how (litigation). " " The execution of and assistance with public licensing procedures and a proactive entrepreneurial orientation towards ongoing and imminent regulatory processes are also included in our range of consultancy services. " We offer specialist expertise on drug, medical device and drug advertising laws, further on the protection of health-related data, on genetic engineering and diagnosis as well as chemical regulations (e.g. biocide and cosmetic products) and on issues relating to the legal environment of hospitals. We also support our clients in the still developing fields of nanotechnology, neurosciences, robotics, e-health and biobanking, in particular in dealing with regulatory challenges.