Who we are

At NOVACOS, we believe that first-class legal advice is about the people providing the advice.

Life Sciences in Practice. Our motto and belief.

NOVACOS stands for first-class legal advice in the life sciences, healthcare and chemicals sector in Germany and beyond. A specialized law firm with a focus on medicinal products, medical devices and medical institutions as well as food supplements, foodstuff, cosmetics and chemicals, including pesticides and biocides. NOVACOS knows and serves the clients‘ sector-specific needs in a determined and efficient way in accordance with highest national and international standards.

According to the German JUVE handbook, NOVACOS can “cover all topics important for the industry” and has “established itself in the market as a real alternative to large law firms”. At the JUVE-AWARDS, NOVACOS was awarded “Law Firm of the Year for Regulated Industries” and “Law Firm of the Year for Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare” in 2017. In 2018 the firm also received the “Newcomer Award”. In the current JUVE Handbook 2019/2020, NOVACOS is one of the few law firms in Germany where partners are listed as leading advisors in pharmaceutical and medical device law. NOVACOS is also praised by the renowned international magazine The Legal 500 as an outstanding boutique law firm, which is considered one of the leading firms in the pharmaceutical area.

As a modern law firm we in particular advise innovative companies in the life sciences, healthcare and chemicals sector, among them

  • Pharmaceutical and biotech companies
  • Medical device companies
  • Hospitals, nursing homes and medical care centers
  • Foodstuff, food supplement and cosmetics companies
  • Chemicals including biocides and pesticides companies
  • Service providers and other players in the sector such as CROs, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, universities, homecare providers etc.

Furthermore, we support investors and other advisors who deal with the life sciences, healthcare and chemicals sector, inter alia

  • Law firms without corresponding sector expertise
  • Financial investors
  • Banks
  • Other advisors such as regulatory consultants.

Our services are not limited to certain areas or boundaries. With our network of best friend law firms in other countries or with a focus on other areas of law, we are able to assist our clients also with interdisciplinary and international matters.

Our Team

At NOVACOS, we believe that first-class legal advice is about the people providing the advice. NOVACOS, that are:

The Founding Partners

Our Associates

Our Assistants

Our team has extensive experience and a long track record advising clients in all areas of the life sciences, healthcare and chemicals sector, be it regulatory topics, representing clients before courts and institutions, advice concerning promotion, market access, reimbursement, product safety and compliance or complex sector-specific contracts and M&A projects. We combine expertise gained at leading law firms, inhouse legal departments and at industry associations.

Our collective goal is to deliver the best legal advice, efficient and hands-on. With experience, skill and passion for our job, we at NOVACOS wish to serve our clients long term as reliable and trusted advisors.

Thanks to its in-depth expertise and excellent networking, the boutique has established itself as advisor of the major players in the life sciences industry and continues to be on the road to success 4 years after its foundation.

- JUVE Handbook 2020/2021

I would recommend them due to their high level of expertise. There are very few firms who are so specialised in this area.

- Client reference, Chambers and Partners, Life Sciences

Our first choice for pharma law.

- Client reference, Legal 500, 2021

Highly effective, hands-on and industry specific. Transaction experienced and resilient.

- Client reference, Legal 500, 2021