Dierks+Company is expanding its expertise in Law and Strategy Consulting with partner Dr. Katrin Helle and others joining the team

1. Nov. 2020

Berlin, 01 November 2020

Dierks+Company is extensively expanding its healthcare and life sciences consultancy in Berlin. Dr. Katrin Helle, an experienced legal expert for medical devices, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, is joining the company as a partner. In addition, three associates, namely Lea Balzer, Nathalie Keil and Lea Niedballa, are strengthening the legal advice team to work with the founder and Managing Partner Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Dierks and Partner Dr. Karsten Engelke. Furthermore, the experienced communications and branding expert Lara Schur will be added to the team of Managing Partner Juliana Dierks in the role of Digital Transformation Consultant together with Christopher Virgil as Finance and Operations Manager to provide strategic advice for healthcare and life sciences.

“We are gaining an extremely experienced healthcare specialist in Dr. Katrin Helle, who will enrich our group of partners enormously. As an innovative consultancy at the interface between traditional legal advice, medical expertise and strategic competency, her extensive skills will enable us to develop further to an even greater extent”, explains Managing Partner Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Dierks.

Dr. Katrin Helle is moving from White & Case on 1 November and will strengthen Dierks+Company as a partner. The lawyer, who specializes in administrative law, possesses extensive experience in advising companies working nationally and internationally, private equity funds and public bodies in the fields of life sciences and healthcare as well as financial institutions. Her clients include manufacturers of medical devices such as the Health Medical Equipment Division of Samsung or Nordic Capital for transactions in the healthcare sector.

“The concept of Dierks+Company impressed me with its aim of supporting clients in the development and establishment of products and services in the healthcare sector with combined legal and strategic expertise, such as with the digitalization of medical services. In my experience, this corresponds precisely to the interests of medical and pharmaceutical companies as well as hospitals, which are increasingly seeking advice from a single source”, — says Dr. Katrin Helle


Associate Lea Niedballa joined us on 15 October from the Berlin office of GSK Stockmann and will bolster the regulatory practice of Dierks+Company in particular. She possesses in-depth expertise in the development, structuring and support of EU-wide and national tendering procedures in the public sector.


Associate Lea Balzer moved here in July from the RAUE law firm. She focuses on providing advice under health law, in particular on medical, private and health insurance law and corporate law, advising doctors on contracts and outpatient medical centers on professional law. In addition, she provides regulatory advice as part of digitalization projects among other things and for the protection of social data and health data.


Nathalie Keil, a young professional, also started at Dierks+Company in July as a Junior Associate. She gained her initial experience in the healthcare sector on an administrative placement at the Berlin Medical Association and a legal placement in the medical law practice of the Beiten Burkhardt law firm.

Dierks+Company is also expanding its team in strategy consulting:


With Lara Schur, Dierks+Company is gaining a media professional with reliable experience in leading positions at the Bauer Media Group and Red Bull Media House. She will continue to expand strategic consultancy in the team of Managing Partner Juliana Dierks regarding branding, business development and digital transformation for healthcare and life sciences companies.

“The mission of Dierks+Company is unique: namely to provide innovative, solution-oriented advice, which brings together legal, medical and strategic expertise at the highest level. I’m looking forward to incorporating my ideas here”, explains Lara Schur.


Another addition to the team is Christopher Virgil, who will be joining the project management of Dierks+Company as Finance and Operations Manager.

“We see ourselves as visionaries, who are setting new standards in the entire field of healthcare and life sciences consultancy. We need innovative thinkers such as Lara Schur for this, who will give further drive to our approach of providing support which is focussed on offering comprehensive solutions to companies” — emphasizes Managing Partner Juliana Dierks


Prof. Dr. med. Dr. iur. Christian Dierks, Attorney at Law, Specialist in General Medicine, Managing Partner, Dierks+Company Berlin
Phone: +49 (30) 586 930-100 | E-Mail: christian.dierks@dierks.company

Juliana Dierks, Managing Partner, Dierks+Company Berlin
Phone: +49 (30) 586 930-200 | E-Mail: juliana.dierks@dierks.company

About Dierks+Company

The integrated consulting firm for healthcare and life sciences Dierks+Company breaks new ground with a combination of legal and strategic expertise, project management and IT competence and supports the development and establishment of products and services in the healthcare sector. The team around Prof. Dr. med. Dr. iur. Christian Dierks and Juliana Dierks develops innovative solutions for complex legal and regulatory challenges together with the clients. Dierks+Company's practice focuses on advising pharmaceutical, diagnostic and medical device manufacturers as well as digital health service providers on all issues related to development, product launch, reimbursement and distribution.

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