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Elisabeth Kohoutek is a Life Sciences lawyer with a focus on digital health. At the forefront of the interface between law, technology, and science, Elisabeth provides strategic legal counsel to clients in the complex and ever-evolving life sciences and healthcare landscape. Elisabeth’s experience encompasses a range of key areas, including data privacy and security, regulatory compliance, product liability, telemedicine and remote treatment, use of health data and clinical research.

Elisabeth provides comprehensive legal advice to global pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, digital health innovators, and biotechnology firms. She has extensive experience in advising on the development and launch of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, innovative digital health products and concepts, in negotiating complex contracts, as well as ensuring compliance with applicable laws and European-wide regulations. Elisabeth advises clients on liability and legal enforcement and represents clients before German and European courts.

Elisabeth’s regulatory practice is complemented by extensive experience in conducting due diligence evaluations of life sciences targets for manufacturers, private equity firms, and investment banks.

Legal 500 Deutschland ranks Elisabeth Kohoutek among Germany's leading lawyers for Healthcare and Life Sciences and Intellectual Property: Unfair Competition. JUVE 2023/24 ranks her as “Up and Coming" for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law. LMG Life Sciences EMEA 2023 named Elisabeth a "Non-IP Litigation Rising Star". Expert Guides Rising Stars named Elisabeth Kohoutek a "Rising Star" for Life Sciences in its 2022 edition.

Elisabeth studied law at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg. 

She speaks German, English, Czech and Spanish.

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Credentials

State Exam, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Germany

Czech

English

German

Spanish

Winner: Non-IP Litigation Rising Star


LMG Life Sciences EMEA Awards 2023

Ranked "Up and Coming" for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law


JUVE 2023/24

Recommended Lawyer for Healthcare and Life Sciences


Legal 500 Deutschland, 2021-2023

Recommended Lawyer for Intellectual Property: Unfair Competition


Legal 500 Deutschland, 2023

Named a "Rising Star" in Life Sciences


Expert Guides Rising Stars 2022

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Recognition

Winner: Non-IP Litigation Rising Star


LMG Life Sciences EMEA Awards 2023

Ranked "Up and Coming" for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law


JUVE 2023/24

Recommended Lawyer for Healthcare and Life Sciences


Legal 500 Deutschland, 2021-2023

Recommended Lawyer for Intellectual Property: Unfair Competition


Legal 500 Deutschland, 2023

Named a "Rising Star" in Life Sciences


Expert Guides Rising Stars 2022

Matters

Counseling a world-wide leading manufacturer of medicinal products in all aspects of parallel imports in the EU

Counseling a world-wide market leading manufacturer of medical devices in regulatory and advertising law

Counseling internationally acting pharmaceutical companies in the area of distinction between food and pharmaceutical products

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Counseling a world-wide leading manufacturer of medicinal products in all aspects of parallel imports in the EU

Counseling a world-wide market leading manufacturer of medical devices in regulatory and advertising law

Counseling internationally acting pharmaceutical companies in the area of distinction between food and pharmaceutical products

Representing manufacturers of medicinal products and medical devices in cases concerning the market authorization and the “CE-mark” versus authorities and Notified Bodies

Representing U.S. companies in processing personal data gathered in the European Union

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Counseling a world-wide leading manufacturer of medicinal products in all aspects of parallel imports in the EU

Counseling a world-wide market leading manufacturer of medical devices in regulatory and advertising law

Counseling internationally acting pharmaceutical companies in the area of distinction between food and pharmaceutical products

See more

Close

Matters

Counseling a world-wide leading manufacturer of medicinal products in all aspects of parallel imports in the EU

Counseling a world-wide market leading manufacturer of medical devices in regulatory and advertising law

Counseling internationally acting pharmaceutical companies in the area of distinction between food and pharmaceutical products

Representing manufacturers of medicinal products and medical devices in cases concerning the market authorization and the “CE-mark” versus authorities and Notified Bodies

Representing U.S. companies in processing personal data gathered in the European Union

Insights

View all

Credentials

State Exam, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Germany

Czech

English

German

Spanish

Winner: Non-IP Litigation Rising Star


LMG Life Sciences EMEA Awards 2023

Ranked "Up and Coming" for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law


JUVE 2023/24

Recommended Lawyer for Healthcare and Life Sciences


Legal 500 Deutschland, 2021-2023

Recommended Lawyer for Intellectual Property: Unfair Competition


Legal 500 Deutschland, 2023

Named a "Rising Star" in Life Sciences


Expert Guides Rising Stars 2022

Close

Recognition

Winner: Non-IP Litigation Rising Star


LMG Life Sciences EMEA Awards 2023

Ranked "Up and Coming" for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law


JUVE 2023/24

Recommended Lawyer for Healthcare and Life Sciences


Legal 500 Deutschland, 2021-2023

Recommended Lawyer for Intellectual Property: Unfair Competition


Legal 500 Deutschland, 2023

Named a "Rising Star" in Life Sciences


Expert Guides Rising Stars 2022