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King & Spalding

February 03, 2014 08:00 ET

King & Spalding Recruits EU Regulatory Expert Ulf Grundmann

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Feb 3, 2014) - King & Spalding has recruited Ulf Grundmann, a European Union regulatory law expert, as a partner in the firm's FDA & Life Sciences practice. Grundmann will reside in the firm's Frankfurt, Germany, office. He was a partner at Bird & Bird in Frankfurt and joint head of its international food and beverage group.

"Ulf's international regulatory expertise adds a further dimension to our capabilities of serving the global regulatory needs of our pharmaceutical, medical device, and food clients around the world," said Mark S. Brown, leader of King & Spalding's FDA & Life Sciences practice. "Ulf is a top-quality EU regulatory expert. We are pleased he has joined our firm, and we look forward to working shoulder-to-shoulder with him to serve our ever-expanding life science and food industry clients' European regulatory needs."

Grundmann focuses on European regulatory work in the pharmaceutical, medical device and food industries, and advises European and U.S. companies on related litigation, intellectual property and unfair competition matters. He is a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and the Deutsche Anwalts Akademie. He is a contributing author of the 2012 Guide to EU Pharmaceutical Regulatory Law published by Wolters Kluwer.

"We welcome Ulf to the firm and our growing office," said Mario Leissner, managing partner of King & Spalding's Frankfurt office. "His arrival brings a new practice to the office, life sciences, a major strategic focus of the firm. Life sciences joins the Frankfurt office's leading funds, regulatory and real estate capital markets practice, and our leading international arbitration practice, as well as our other Frankfurt-based services including capital transactions, finance, corporate and tax."

King & Spalding's FDA & Life Sciences practice comprises more than 30 lawyers and non-attorney professionals, many of whom have served on staff at the FDA. The practice provides counseling on a full array of matters involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter drugs, biologics, biotechnology, food, animal drugs and consumer products. King & Spalding was named FDA medical device firm of the year at the 2013 LMG Life Sciences Awards and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top U.S. FDA practice.

Grundmann said: "I am excited to join King & Spalding at a time when it is expanding its EU expertise and client base in the European regulatory life sciences space. The firm's strong life sciences focus and international platform will allow me to further develop and grow my practice." 

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