Research and Science

Integrated expert advice on all legal disciplines relating to “research and science”.

Research and science is an indispensable element of global economic success and private and public stakeholders, and businesses, and corporations alike have a stake in it. Our experts develop integrated solutions for all interfaces arising in the initiation, financing and execution of research and development activities and the exploitation of their results.

Years of advising and representing federal and state ministries, project sponsors, public and private research institutions and universities as well as companies from Germany and abroad have made us experts on legal issues such as:

  • Compatibility of basic state funding of research institutions and project funding with EU state aid law and national funding and budgetary legislation,
  • Contract, company and state aid advice when consortium and licencing contracts are concluded,
  • Compliance with public procurement law when awarding research contracts or when commissioning as project sponsor,
  • Contract drafting as well as state aid and budgetary law advice in the case of spin‑​offs from research institutions,
  • Representation of research institutions and companies to challenge the (threat of) recovery of funds from EU programmes in the context of audits.

What sets us apart is our ability to rapidly assemble a team of dedicated experts to develop comprehensive and practicable solutions at short notice. As we maintain excellent relations with the relevant national and European authorities and institutions our clients benefit from our in‑​depth knowledge and resulting ability to take the right approach to authorities and develop optimal solutions.

We offer highly effective solutions for all legal issues relating to “research and science”.
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Christian Mensching
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Dr Christian Mensching, LL.M. (Columbia)

Willy‑​Brandt‑​Allee 11
53113 Bonn
T +49 228 72625‐174
F +49 228 72625‐99

Sabine Wildfeuer
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Sabine Wildfeuer

Leipziger Platz 3
10117 Berlin
T +49 30 885665‐181
F +49 30 885665‐99

4 More London Riverside
London, SE1 2AU
T +44 20 77882555