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Once again – in 2018 NOVACOS was again able to take another Juve Award to Duesseldorf – they won the renowned Start-up Award (Gründerzeit-Award) at the JUVE Award gala 2018. The award was awarded as part of the Juve Awards on 25th October 2018 in the course of a festive gala in front of around 1,000 invited guests in the Old Opera Frankfurt (Alte Oper Frankfurt). The Juve Awards are considered one of the most important industry awards for law firms in Germany.

„In addition to well-known Christian Stallberg, all partners have since earned an excellent reputation. Above all, Maria Heil and Christian Hübner are considered to have an excellent network at law firms without own regulatory expertise. The compliance specialist Marc Oeben and pharmaceutical law expert Alexander Natz are also highly recommended.“ the jury praised in their laudation.

Despite the very strong competition, the boutique law firm based in Duesseldorf, which specializes in legal advice in the life sciences, healthcare, biotech and chemical sector, was again successful this year. Since its founding in 2016, the law firm has been convincing all along the line, emphasized the jury and acclaimed the entire team.

„Your law firm did not even enter the market three years ago and yet you already win the second Juve award today …“ emphasized host Theo Koll. Asked what message the impressive group photos of the law firm would have, founding partner Christian Hübner quoted „The secret of success? Be different than others.„,  and thereby underlined the message of his team. Just one of the reasons why NOVACOS can enjoy such a great success.


„This award is of particular importance to us,“ the NOVACOS founding partners say, „because it honors our willingness to take risks and our commitment and, above all, confirms our law firm concept and consulting approach as convincing. For us and our growing team, this is another motivation boost to strive for a top of the market-position and still continue to provide our clients with the best possible legal advice in the life sciences sector.“




NOVACOS has just been founded in 2016 as a spin-off from a magic circle law firm and focuses its legal advice on the life sciences, healthcare, biotech and chemicals sector in Germany and beyond, covering all legal specifics of relevance for companies in these sectors (from regulatory advice, market access, compliance up to M&A or licensing matters etc.). Our goal is to support our clients in these fields with experience, skill and passion for our job as reliable and trusted advisors. NOVACOS advices with a team of currently 8 lawyers (5 partners, 3 associates), with another lawyer joining the team in January 2019. Further growth is planned.


 About the JUVE Awards

In Germany, the JUVE Awards are the most important awards for business law firms and are based on surveys and interviews with law firms, clients (businesses and companies) as well as courts (judges), in 2018 representing more than 20,000 contacts.

The Start-up Award (Gründerzeit-Award) honors a law firm that has just been on the market for not more than three years and convinces by its remarkable development, especially regarding management performance. In addition, the Start-up Award recognizes the positioning of a law firm, its mandates and clients as well as recruitment measures, which are all part of sustainable success.



NOVACOS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Attorney Maria Heil

Schadowplatz 12

40212 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211-909936-65

Mobile: + 49 151-12542571

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