Best Lawyers has named Christian Dierks as Lawyer of the Year in Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice and Best Lawyer in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Law. Karsten Engelke is also among this year's Best Lawyers in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Law. The overview of the US publisher Best Lawyers was published exclusively in Handelsblatt on June 25. Christian Dierks has been listed by Best Lawyers for legal advice in the areas of biotechnology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals since 2009.
"Our thanks go to our colleagues in the legal market whose recommendations have earned us this honor. We are pleased to be able to work with the other attorneys listed here to help improve medical care and drug development and approval through innovative legal advice in the health care industry. It is great to see that this work is receiving such high recognition," emphasizes Christian Dierks.
The Best Lawyers rankings are determined in an elaborate peer-to-peer process by Germany's most renowned legal advisors. Leading lawyers are asked in this process which colleagues they recommend - recommendations for their own law firm are excluded. The result is a comprehensive overview of the "Law Firms of the Year 2022" and the "Best Lawyers of the Year 2022," which are published exclusively in Handelsblatt and on Best Lawyers online.
"We have very ambitious growth targets at Dierks+Company. The Best Lawyers award helps us to attract the best minds for our innovation consultancy for healthcare and life sciences," emphasizes Head of People + Culture Volker Westedt. "In our innovation consulting, we combine legal and medical expertise to create innovative solutions in research and care. To do this, we need the right thought leaders and strategists who not only want to accompany the transformation of healthcare, but also shape it. The fact that lawyers all over Germany are voting us Law Firm of the Year gives us just the right tailwind to do so."