WHO WE ARE

Dierks+Company is an innovation consultancy focused on healthcare and life sciences. Uniting our legal and medical expertise with actionable strategies and implementation support, we navigate our clients in developing and establishing novel and integrated solutions at the intersection of drugs, devices, diagnostics and data.

We are committed to driving innovation with the leaders and pioneers of today and tomorrow – in short, everyone who contributes substantially to medical progress and wants to make life better.

In 2018 we started a new advisory firm. Why?

We have come to realize that companies that develop and market innovative products and services in healthcare and life sciences need actionable strategies, regulatory advice and implementation support from a single source.

The combination of Christian Dierks’ legal and medical expertise and Juliana Dierks’ extensive business experience are the cornerstones of our firm. This is how we can focus on innovation, think ahead, and measure our actions by the value they contribute to society.

We have developed our interdisciplinary approach to the practice of our professions, assisted by other experts in the areas of information technology and project management, business administration and health economics and other specialized disciplines, and an integrated infrastructure with operational service expertise. All this together is Dierks+Company.

We look forward to providing you with our expertise and experience and working with you to further develop healthcare innovation.

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. iur.

Christian Dierks

Christian Dierks, M.D., J.D., has been solving legal challenges at the intersection of medicine, law and information technology since 1990. He is a specialized lawyer for social and medical law, general practitioner and professor for health services research at Charité Berlin.  Christian was president of the German Society for Medical Law (2000 – 2008) and is a member of the Legal Committee of the Federal Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (BPI), member of the Legal Working Group of the European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE), member of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, International Society of Telemedicine & eHealth, the International Bar Association and numerous other national and international committees and working groups. He has published over 100 books, book contributions and essays. Prior to co-founding Dierks+Company, he was a founding partner of Dierks + Bohle. Under the leadership of Christian Dierks, Dierks + Bohle became one of Germany’s leading law firms in healthcare and life sciences. In 2017, it employed more than 60 employees at the locations Berlin, Dusseldorf and Brussels, including specialists in medical law, hospital law and pharmacy law. Christian Dierks defines his role as lawyer in society beyond traditional understanding in order to perform tasks successfully, efficiently and creatively. According to him, lawyers are not only organs of justice, and as such, committed to the interests of their clients and to the truth, they must also be thought leaders, designers and pioneers.

Juliana Dierks

Juliana Dierks has been shaping global strategies and standards, leading business units and driving innovation towards new platforms, technologies, and personalized approaches. Juliana is a German and American national with a 17-year career in the healthcare industry, including management positions at Shire, Bayer, Medco Health Solutions, Roche, and Schering-Plough. Prior to co-founding Dierks+Company, she has been serving as Global Head of Hematology at Shire, building up the franchise and reinforcing Shire’s commitment to patients and within the rare disease community. She brought extensive brand insights and knowledge, gave greater visibility and clear differentiation to brands, and launched new global campaigns. She also led the cross-functional effort to shape the Hematology innovation strategy towards new platforms, technologies, and personalized approaches. Prior to joining Shire, Juliana served as Vice President and Global Head of Marketing and Sales Excellence at Bayer Pharma, and Vice President of Customer Solutions for Express Scripts (formerly Medco Health Solutions), the leading full-service pharmacy benefit management company in the U.S. Juliana received accreditation as a Certified Personal Accountant (CPA) in the U.S. and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business & Accounting from the University of Phoenix in the U.S. and a Degree in Tax, Accounting & Economics from the Tax Advisory Board, Munich, Germany.

Our Values

Creating value

We create value for our clients and support their own value creation. We never make big problems out of small questions, but focus on the solution and answers that bring our clients closer to their goal.

Striving for the best

The road to an optimal solution is our path. We combine legal science with entrepreneurial thinking and offer our clients a workable solution and a “silver lining” even in difficult situations.

Working together

Our strength lies in the bundling of highly specialized competencies. We enjoy collaborating in openness, honesty and with humor.

Committed to Innovation

Clients with innovative business models need new answers, which is why we offer more than traditional advice. We advise future-oriented, supply reliability in times of legal changes and anticipate case law, if there is still no legal certainty.

Following our passion

Life sciences are continuously improving health and quality of life. We dedicate our energy and commitment to achieving this goal, find ways and make sacrifices, also and especially where others give up.

Doing the right thing

Ethical reflection and social responsibility characterizes our actions. Our word is reliable. We do the right thing for society as whole, our clients, and our team.

Never stop learning

We never stop wanting to gain new insights and ideas and to challenge old ones, to welcome change, and to give new ideas a chance.