Dr. Christine Kanz

Dr. Christine Kanz

Christine Kanz, attorney since 1998, partner of the firm since 2006, advises German and international clients in all Intellectual Property matters, especially in patent law. Next to patent litigation, her further main focus is the drafting of license agreements, cooperation agreements, research and development agreements etc., especially for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

She concentrates in particular on the areas of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology as well as chemistry and medical devices. Christine Kanz is also experienced in cases of general mechanics and mechanical engineering.

She has been specializing in Intellectual Property law already during her legal internship since 1996. After a visitors stay at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich, she received her PhD in trademark law in 2002 at the University of Düsseldorf.

Christine Kanz publishes regularly on patent law issues and is a speaker at conferences on patent law issues. Furthermore, she is visiting lecturer at Hagen Law School.

Christine Kanz [...] is »an invaluable asset« to clients. (PATENTS, WHO'S WHO LEGAL Germany 2015)

[...] Christine Kanz is »the real deal« and provides »timely responses« to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies [...] (LIFE SCIENCES, WHO'S WHO LEGAL Germany 2015)

[...] Christine Kanz [...] are also recommended [...] (THE LEGAL 500 EMEA 2014)

[...] Christine Kanz is another impressive young partner at REIMANN OSTERRIETH KÖHLER HAFT. (IAM LIFE SCIENCES 250)

[...] "Clients praised Christine Kanz's great knowledge" in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biology sectors; as one client put it: "She is intelligent, experienced, and understands all technical issues." (CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2008)

[...] Christine Kanz, Klaus Haft and the »creative« Christian Osterrieth are recommended, and you can't go wrong with Thomas Reimann [...] (THE LEGAL 500 EMEA)


Dr. Christine Kanz

Steinstrasse 20
40212 Düsseldorf

Tel. 0211 - 550 220
Fax 0211 - 550 22 550



patent law
trademark law


German, English

1998 Düsseldorf

1990 Universities of Bonn/Passau
1995 1st State Exam Passau
1998 University of Sydney
1998 2nd State Exam Düsseldorf
2002 Dr. jur., University of Düsseldorf