D+B Lawyers appoint three partners


D+B Lawyers have appointed one partner and two associated partners as of January 1st, 2022. The appointments will strengthen the firm in strategically important areas in the offices in Düsseldorf and Berlin.


D+B appoint three lawyers
fLTR: Dr. Tobias Volkwein, Dr. Sabrina Neuendorf, Ricarda Maria Essel


Strengthening of D+B Lawyers through Dr. Tobias Volkwein

Dr. Tobias Volkwein is appointed as a partner. The specialist lawyer for medical law, who works at our location in Düsseldorf, specializes in drug and medical device law (including in-vitro diagnostics). One focus of his work is advising on the development of novel therapies and their “translation” into the system of statutory health insurance. In addition, Dr. Volkwein has extensive experience in providing advice at the interface between these areas of law and public procurement law.

Partner Dr. Ulrich Grau is pleased to say: “Tobias Volkwein does not only bring his wealth of experience as a long-term adviser in the life science and healthcare sector to our partnership, but also his expertise as an inhouse counsel in the pharmaceutical industry. With him, we can also further strengthen our Düsseldorf location at partner level.”


Appointment of two associate partners

The law firm appoints Dr. Sabrina Neuendorf and Ricarda Maria Essel as associated partners.

Dr. Sabrina Neuendorf specializes in data protection law. Her work also focuses on pharmacy law, statutory health insurance law and public procurement law in the health sector.

“Sabrina Neuendorf has been a proven data law expert for years, in the interests of our clients and data protection. This is not a contradiction in terms, as it provides practically feasible answers to complex questions through competence and foresight. With the appointment as an associated partner, we are not only honoring an outstanding lawyer, but also a great colleague who is highly valued in the whole team. “, partner Dr. Constanze Püschel comments.

Ricarda Maria Essel is also a specialist lawyer for medical law. She specializes primarily in contract doctor law and digital health law, medical care centers, transactions and advising app manufacturers.

Partner Dr. Thomas Willaschek comments: “Ricarda Essel has made a name for herself as an excellent lawyer with a deep understanding of our clients and their economic concerns. With her as an associated partner, we strengthen our clout in transactions and advice on complex medical care centers and digital health projects. In the growing team, Ricarda Essel will increasingly take on responsibility, and we are very much looking forward to it. “


D+B Lawyers is one of the leading law firms in healthcare and life science in Germany and specializes exclusively in advising this sector. At locations in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Brussels, over 30 colleagues work in highly specialized teams to advise service providers in the healthcare sector, startups and investors as well as associations and parliamentary bodies on national and international level.


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