Peter Homberg

Peter Homberg is a partner in the Dentons Frankfurt office. He specializes in IP, corporate law and M&A transactions in the life sciences and high-tech sector as well as in R&D and cooperation agreements, cross-border IP licensing and IP strategies. Peter advises inter alia companies in the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, biotechnology and medical device industry – from startups to large publicly listed companies. Furthermore, he has broad transactional experience in China and Southeast Asia. Peter is member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES), the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR), the German Institution for Arbitration (DIS) as well as the Pharma-Lizenz-Club Deutschland e.V. He regularly holds lectures at seminars and conferences, and is also author of numerous professional articles and other publications regarding corporate or IP law in the field of life sciences.


  • Scil Technology GmbH: Advising regarding the out-licensing of certain intellectual property for the regenerative treatment of inter alia Osteoarthritis to Sanofi.
  • Scil Technology GmbH: Advising regarding the sale of its service and production division to Nanohale AG.
  • German biotechnology company: Advising regarding the sale of a certain IP-portfolio for the treatment of cardiac insufficiency.
  • German mid-size pharmaceutical company: Advising regarding the licensing and distribution of a certain API for the treatment of interstitial cystitis to a multinational US-based pharmaceutical company.
  • US-based pharmaceutical enterprise: Advising regarding the due diligence in connection with a certain technology portfolio for the manufacturing of vaccines prior to the in-licensing of the technology.
  • Swiss-based biotechnology company: Advising regarding cooperation with a French multinational pharmaceutical enterprise.
  • Priaxon AG: Advising regarding the out-licensing of a certain technology to Boehringer Ingelheim.
  • German-Singaporean biotech company: Advising regarding the in-licensing of a certain diagnostic technology from the National University of Singapore.
  • French venture capital fund: Advising regarding the acquisition of shares in a German-based biotechnology company.
  • German medium-size pharmaceutical company: Advising regarding the restructuring of its distribution channels in Portugal and in other European countries.
  • Various clients in the life sciences sector: Advising in all types of transactions, including technology transfer agreements, R&D agreements, M&A transactions, private equity transactions, arbitration proceedings and litigations.


Peter Homberg is highlighted by Chambers Europe, 2014 as “a brilliant negotiator”, who “has huge experience with biotech companies and is really goal driven. He understands our needs very well.” JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms, 2015/2016 mentions Peter Homberg as a highly recommended practitioner. The international directory Best Lawyers ranked him among the best lawyers for Health Care Law and Pharmaceuticals Law in Germany. Global Law Experts honor Peter Homberg as “Life Sciences Lawyer of the Year in Germany”.

Dr. Philip Haellmigk, LL.M.

Attorney at law (Germany)

Solicitor (England and Wales)

Licencié en Droit (France)

Dr. Haellmigk is the founding partner of HAELLMIGK and heads the firm. He has practised foreign trade and export control law for more than 10 years. Dr. Haellmigk is a leading expert on export control, embargoes/sanctions and other export compliance matters. Dr. Haellmigk is particularly well regarded for his very strong capabilities in the advice on EU and international sanctions regimes.

Philip is admitted both as a German lawyer and as a solicitor (England and Wales). Further, he holds a degree in French law (Licence en Droit). Besides his academic training in Germany and England, Philip first studied violin and the piano. He then studied law in Germany, France Switzerland, the United States, England and Scotland. After his postgraduate studies in Scotland, where he focused on comparative law, he was awarded a LL.M. degree. He also holds a PhD in comparative law.

Philip is a frequent contributor to legal journals, handbooks and newspapers. He is a highly-sought-after speaker on export control matters. Philip is also a lecturer at international business schools where he teaches international business and contract law.

Philip is fluent in English, French and German. He also speaks Spanish and Italian and has basic knowledge in Mandarin.

Firm description

HAELLMIGK is a leading boutique law firm in Germany for export compliance matters. HAELLMIGK focuses on providing legal services in the areas export control, embargos/sanctions, compliance, commercial matter and all other regulatory aspects of trade.

Its legal services include:

– Advice on EU and national export controls

– Advice on US export controls

– Support in the classification of goods, representation before the authorities in relation to information requests

– Advice on shipments within and outside of the European Union

– Advice on trade restrictions due to current embargos/sanctions

– Support in customs laws issues: customs simplifications, Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), customs audit

– Carrying out internal export control audits: analysis of sensitive shipments, assessment of classification lists, analysis of process instruction

– Support in the organisation and setup of internal export control compliance processes (Internal Compliance Programme): preparation of procedure instructions, implementation of working procedures, setup of an export control management

– Advice on the appointment of persons responsible for export and export control

– Support in the integration of export control compliance software, IT solutions for export control

– Preparation of voluntary disclosures of export control law infringements, representation before the authorities

– Foreign trade audits: preparation of companies, communication with the auditing authorities

– Representing companies and the management board in criminal and administrative proceedings

– Contractual advice: review of export and supply agreements, agreements with subcontractors and logistics companies, Incoterms, CISG

– German and English seminars for the management, senior staff, export and logistics departments

Christian Treumann

Alexander Münster-Horstkotte

Alexander Münster-Horstkotte is German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney as well as European Trademark and Design Attorney. He works in the area of intellectual property protection since 2007.

He holds a degree in computer science from the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich. He specialised in technical computer science and operations research.

Alexander Münster-Horstkotte has been project manager of an international team with members from Germany, USA and France for more than three years and has, inter alia, worked at locations as Boston (USA), Norfolk (USA) and Paris (France). Moreover, he has worked as an instructor in the training of network administrators. He gained experience in the areas of computer simulation, network and database technology and IT security.

In the field of intellectual property, his main areas are information and communication technology, IT security technology, printing technology and software-related inventions.

Firm Overview:

Samson & Partner (now Samson & Partner Patentanwälte mbB) was founded by Friedrich R. von Samson-Himmelstjerna in 1983. Since then it has grown to a mid-sized patent law firm.

Our vast experience in implementing patents and trademarks benefits our clients’ right from the outset, i.e. during the procurement of intellectual property rights.

Our head office is situated in Munich, Germany, in direct proximity to the European Patent Office (EPA) and the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA). Furthermore, we have our own representation in Alicante, Spain.

We work in all areas of intellectual property law – national, European and world-wide:

  • Assessment of protectability and drafting of intellectual property applications, such as patents, utility models, trademarks, designs
  • Procurement of protection rights through the responsible authorities
  • Defence of intellectual property rights against attacks by third parties, e.g. against objections, contradictions, nullity and cancelation actions
  • Enforcement against infringers, through infringement analysis, warning and infringement indictment
  • We also support companies concerned with intellectual property rights of competitors, for example through clearance and violation analyses, removal of questionable patent rights by objection, nullity and cancelation actions, defence in infringement procedures
  • Advice on licensing, transmission, partnership and secrecy contracts, due diligence, intellectual property law strategies, intellectual property law evaluation

Martin Noack

Tax Advisor

Martin Noack is a member of the executive board and partner at TLC Advisory Group. His professional career includes five years of working in the tax division of one of the world’s leading tax consultancy and auditing firms, as well as several year’s experience with notable local and national tax offices, where he advised national and international small and midsized companies and corporations and wealthy individuals.

Languages: German, English

Firm Overview:

Our committed and highly qualified auditors, tax consultants, and attorneys support you with all of your tax, legal, and business questions. We guarantee the highest level of reliability and absolute confidentiality. We speak: English · French · Spanish · Russian

We work alongside you as partners:

As a partner-managed consultancy, we are particularly concerned with providing our clients with personal and trustworthy consulting services at the highest level of competence and efficiency.

Good contacts – your personal benefit:

Over the course of our professional activities, we have been able to establish excellent contacts with banks, financial authorities, and other public institutions. This guarantees quick and trouble-free execution – which benefits us as well as our clients.

We know your business:

Every business sector has very specific consulting needs. To address these needs competently and in the best possible way, a consultant must concentrate exclusively on the peculiarities of one sector. Our first premise is to know our clients’ needs as thoroughly as possible and adapt our work to address them specifically.

Sizable but not impersonal:

Our associates have the entire infrastructure of a large consultancy at their disposal, including state-of-the-art technology that facilitates quick and effective work and organizational processes. This highly efficient processing of routine tasks saves time and money and allows our consultants to concentrate completely on their clients, fully in line with our philosophy: “One client – one consultant”.

High levels of competence and specific business expertise – a perfect combination we guarantee in all of our services.


Adi Seffer

Adi Seffer‘s core areas are M&A, private equitiy, restructuring, acquisition/ finance, capital market, corporate law and dispute resolution. He advices his clients on complex domestic and foreign transactions, private transactions, capital market transactions or restructuring transactions. Frankfurt-based partner Adi Seffer is a key contact for the firm’s practice.

Professional Memberships



In May 2015 Adi Seffer founded Prime Partners after years of successful practice in German and international law firms.


Adi Seffer lectures at the Frankfurt School of Finance (Acquisition Finance). He is co-author of “Grundlagen des M&A Geschäfts”, “Münchner Handbuch des Gesellschaftrechts” and outsourcing matters, and has published various articles on corporate law and acquisition financing issues. Adi Seffer is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on M&A and transactional topics.


Admitted since 1990


Top quality and international expertise along with individual consultancy and a lean structure:

For us at PrimePartners Business Law Firm, the client is at the core of our activities.

We provide efficient and convincing solutions for complex challenges especially in extraordinary situations (Purchase and Sale (M&A), Financing and IPOs, Split-Ups, Restructurings and Outsourcing).

As a personal advisor (partner) we guide affected companies from most different sectors, managers as well as service providers such as banks and financial institutions, project managers or financial investors, in a pragmatic and excellent professional manner.

Our activities ensure your success

PrimePartners Philosophy

PrimePartners Business Law Firm is committed to excellent professional performance, closeness to the client, and integrity of the consultant.


Dr. Jochen Bahns

Lawyer, Tax Advisor


Born in 1968.

Lawyer since 1999, certified tax advisor since 2002, Diplom-Finanzwirt since 1990.

Study of law in Cologne (2000 Dr. iur.).

Partner since 2006.

Guest lecturer at the Bundesfinanzakademie (German Federal Finance Academy).

Member of the International Bar Association.

Practice Areas

–  Corporate Tax 

–  International Tax and Transfer Pricing 

–  Corporate Groups 

–  Transactions 

Flick Gocke Schaumburg:


Flick Gocke Schaumburg stands for tax-focused legal advice. We combine outstanding expertise in German and international tax law with specialist know-how in other areas of business law particularly relevant to our clients.

By concentrating on tax and tax-related fields and thus working in a selection of specialist areas of business law for over 40 years, we have gained a degree of expertise which enables us to provide our clients with expert and comprehensive advice.

Our clients are often confronted with highly complex issues that are not limited to isolated topics. To solve them, we take an interdisciplinary approach. Roughly half of the partners and associates of Flick Gocke Schaumburg are lawyers, the other half being certified tax advisors and public auditors.


Our proven specialists apply their in-depth knowledge of tax and commercial law in eight core areas of expertise.

We are an established market leader in corporate tax law and international tax law, and we offer comprehensive advice on indirect tax.

Our expertise in corporate law goes hand in hand with in-depth knowledge of employment and labor law, competition law and real-estate law. We assist our clients with national and international mergers and acquisitions, disposals, venture capital and private equity transactions, and complex restructurings.

We provide comprehensive advice to high-net-worth individuals, family-owned businesses, foundations and not-for-profit organizations on all tax and legal issues related to wealth management and succession.

In tax-crime and white-collar matters we cover the entire spectrum from risk assessments and compliance to voluntary disclosure and representation in criminal proceedings.

Our interdisciplinary approach enables us to combine legal and tax advice with profound economic expertise. Services in the areas of auditing and business valuation we render through FGS Flick Gocke Schaumburg Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft.

National and international companies as well as professional market observers regard us as leaders in our core fields of expertise in Germany. Administrative and legislative officials regularly seek our advice.

Experienced in many sectors

Our clients are domestic and foreign corporate groups, family-owned businesses, small and medium-sized enterprises with national and international operations, high-net-worth individuals, not-for-profit organizations and public institutions. At present, over 2,000 clients continually seek our advice, including the majority of the DAX-listed companies.

With our wide-ranging expertise, we have extensive and long-standing experience in many key sectors.

The industries in which our clients operate include: energy, telecommunications, automotive, mechanical engineering, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotech, real estate and construction, trade and commerce, food, banking and insurance, logistics and transport, electrical engineering, medical technology, media and IT.


Joerg Hofmann

Dr. Joerg Hofmann is senior partner of MELCHERS law firm in Germany with offices in Heidelberg, Berlin and Frankfurt. He is the current President of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) and the group leader of the gaming law practice group of his law firm. Hofmann has practiced gaming law since mid of the 90th as one of Germany’s leading gaming lawyers.

MELCHERS’ legal advice is highly valued by global market leaders in all sectors of gaming law. The firm’s scope of clients include operators, manufacturers and suppliers of gaming equipment or devices as well as software and testing companies and regulators. Joerg has been frequently ranked as a “Leading Individual” in Gaming & Gambling by Chambers Global since 2011 and is recognized as best German Gaming lawyer by “Best Lawyers” and “HANDELSBLATT” in 2014.

Hofmann acts regularly as speaker or moderator in international gaming law conferences domestic and abroad. He frequently publishes articles in international experts’ magazines and periodicals and serves as a member of the editorial board of Gaming Law Review and Economics.

Gaming Law Practice:

The gaming sector evolved in the meantime into a market which is not only open to state owned companies but is getting more and more attractive to private entrepreneurs due to its economic importance. Entrepreneurial business in this market is, however, very often subject to strict regulation and requires specific correspondence with the regulating authorities. Our lawyers will create individual strategies and solutions together with the clients taking legal advice regarding gaming law matching with their project or matter.

Our lawyers are – of course – very specialised in gaming law and are therefore able to represent their clients in this sensitive legal field. Not only the know-how regarding the special laws of the State and the Bundeslaender are invaluable but our specialists can draw upon many years of experience with clients working in this gaming sector and a world-wide network in this field. This can make possible communication with the regulating authorities easier.

Conflicts with regulating authorities can often be solved and averted in advance by an appropriate communication strategy, however, sometimes legal steps cannot be avoided. In this case our lawyers will develop a specific and individual proceeding strategy.

The experience made in mandates under gaming law comes along with the topicality of the legal advice which is required by the permanent enhancement of gaming law. We always check continuously data bases and literature specialised on gaming law on new developments – this independently from a special mandate.

Gaming law is also considered as an interdisciplinary matter. A close interaction with the other fields of activity of MELCHERS is therefore a matter of course.


Thomas C. Knierim

Knierim & Krug Lawyers is a company specializing in commercial criminal law firm with currently 7 lawyers in Mainz.
Our main activities are in addition to the conventional private defense in economic, accounting and tax criminal enterprise defense including so-called internal investigations and preventive compliance consulting.
As far as other consulting fields are concerned, we rely on qualified national and international experts from other areas of law as well as accountants, tax consultants, private investigators and experts, thus ensuring a comprehensive and efficient support of our clients.

Thomas Hertl

– admitted in 1991

– born 1963 in Frankfurt

– Equity Partner

– 1991 – 1995 Beiten Burkhardt Mittl und Wegener

– Universities of Gießen and Frankfurt/Main


– Attorney at Law (Germany)

– Certified Specialised Lawyer for Intellectual Property Rights

– Co-leader of the Sector Sports Media and Entertainment


– German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Rights (GRUR)

– International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

– Institute for Copyright and Media Law

– Member of the „Right of Publicity Committee“ of the International Trademark Association


– Contribution to Plagarius Newsletter Summer 2010: Plagiat, und was nun? Welche Möglichkeiten stehen (auch ohne Schutzrechte) zur Verfügung?

– FASPO : Product Placement reloaded – Neuregelungen nach dem 13. Rundfunkänderungsstaatsvertrag; Thomas Hertl, Dr. Falk Becker

– Other publications: Sponsoring – rechtliche und steuerliche Grundlagen (Dr. Thomas Dehesselles, Thomas Hertl in Galli/Elter/Gömmel/Holzhäuser/Straub, Sportmanagement, Verlag Vahlen, 2. Auflage, 2012, München)


– Worldwide Financial Advisor Award Magazine: Golden Globe Award 2015

– Finance Global Awards 2014: Entertainment Law Firm of the Year: Germany

– Worldwide Financial Advisor Award 2014: Entertainment Law Firm of the Year: Germany

– Legal 500: Deutschland 2015: Regionale Kanzleien Wirtschaftsrecht: Im Medien-, Presse- und Sportrecht berät in erster Linie Thomas Hertl, zu seinen Kernmandanten zählt beispielsweise der DFB.

– Worldwide Financial Advisor Award 2015: Entertainment Law Firm of the Year: Germany