Dierks+Company wins former President of the Federal Social Court

25. Jun. 2024

Press release

Rainer Schlegel
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schlegel

Berlin, 26. Juni 2024

Dierks+Company, a leading strategy and legal consultancy for healthcare and life sciences, has gained Prof. Dr. Rainer Schlegel (66), a proven expert in social law. The long-standing President of the Federal Social Court will join the Dierks+Company team in Berlin as Of Counsel on July 1, 2024.

Prof Dr. Rainer Schlegel is regarded as one of Germany's leading experts in social and healthcare law. He also has extensive expertise in the area of compulsory insurance, for example in status determination procedures and other status issues. He has an excellent network in the healthcare sector thanks to his many years of work at the Federal Social Court.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Schlegel has been a judge at the Federal Social Court since 1997 and was appointed presiding judge in 2008. From 2010 to the end of 2013, he headed the Labour Law and Occupational Health and Safety Department at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. After returning to the Federal Social Court, he was first appointed Vice President and then President in October 2016. He remained in office until February 2024.

Prof. Dr. Schlegel is a renowned editor and author of numerous commentaries on social law. He also acts as editor and publisher of several specialist journals in the field of social law and social jurisdiction. He is an honorary professor of social law at Justus Liebig University Giessen.

"We are really happy that Rainer Schlegel is joining us. There are very few people in the market with such outstanding expertise in social law. This is a great development for our customers and clients and for us as an innovative consultancy firm in the healthcare sector," explains Managing Partner Christian Dierks.

"Rainer Schlegel is an excellent fit for our team and will contribute to further enhancing and expanding the quality of our advice," adds Managing Partner Dominik Roters.

"I have known and appreciated Christian Dierks and Dominik Roters for many years. It is a great pleasure for me to join this extraordinary team and to be able to contribute my experience. Dierks+Company is actively shaping the transformation of the healthcare sector. This requires innovative legal solutions. This is a highly exciting task," emphasises Rainer Schlegel.

Rainer Schlegel is the fifth significant addition to Dierks+Company's team this year. Shortly before the end of the year, Dr. Dominik Roters, then head of the legal department and deputy managing director of the G-BA, joined Dierks+Company as an equity and managing partner. Dr. Stefan Lange, previously Deputy Director of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Healthcare (IQWiG) with proven expertise in the scientific evaluation of medical interventions, joined Dierks+Company as Chief Scientific and Medical Officer. Anja Tiedemann, an experienced specialist in medical and pharmaceutical law, moved from the G-BA to Dierks+Company in April. Most recently, Andreas Propp, the G-BA's legal counsel of many years' standing, also joined Dierks+Company.


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

Prof. Dr. med Dr. iur Christian Dierks, lawyer, specialist in general medicine, Managing Partner, Dierks+Company Berlin
Phone: +49-30-586 930-100 | Email: christian.dierks@dierks.company

Dr Dominik Roters, lawyer, Managing Partner, Dierks+Company Berlin
Phone: +49-30-586 930-111 | Email: dominik.roters@dierks.company

Prof. Dr. Rainer Schlegel, lawyer, Of Counsel, Dierks+Company
Phone: +49-30-586 930-109 | Email: rainer.schlegel@dierks.company

About Dierks+Company

With a combination of legal and strategic expertise, project management and public affairs, the integrated strategy and legal consultancy for healthcare and life sciences Dierks+Company breaks new ground and supports the development and establishment of products and services in the healthcare sector.

The team surrounding Prof. Dr. med. Dr. iur. Christian Dierks, Juliana Dierks and Dr. Dominik Roters develops innovative solutions for complex legal and regulatory challenges together with the clients. Dierks+Company 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.