HEUKING reinforces its Health Care practice – experienced in-house lawyer Klaus-Georg Baier joins Munich office as Senior Counsel

Effective February 1, 2024, Dr. Klaus-Georg Baier will join HEUKING as Senior Counsel. He will reinforce the established Health Care team at the Munich office with a focus on Regulatory, Transactions, and Compliance and will in particular support Partners Boris Dürr and Dr. Oliver Treptow, who are already advising in this field.

Klaus-Georg Baier had been Head of Legal at Schön Klinik group since 2007. Schön Klinik group, which employs more than 12,000 individuals and generates in excess of one billion euros in annual revenue, is among the largest administrators of private hospitals. Due to the fact that HEUKING has advised Schön Klinik group for a significant period of time, the legal professionals have been acquainted with each other through their professional collaboration. Baier’s practice particularly focused on hospital law, medical law, corporate law, and compliance. Prior to his work at Schön Klinik group, he specialized in corporate and capital markets law, as well as M&A, during his tenures at Siemens AG’s corporate legal department and Baker & McKenzie.

“His experience and expertise perfectly complement our team with a view to the current upheaval in the German healthcare market with its numerous upcoming restructuring projects and transactions,” said Boris Dürr, M&A Partner in Munich, of the future Senior Counsel in Munich who will be a particular asset for the transaction team led by Dürr and Treptow with his primary areas of practice. Additionally, he will enhance the Health Care & Life Sciences practice group at HEUKING overall, which has witnessed a substantial increase in emphasis over the past few years on regulatory, M&A, restructuring, and compliance matters. Oliver Treptow, Partner at the Munich office and Head of the Health Care & Life Sciences practice group, is delighted with the addition and emphasized: “We are gaining a very pleasant peer in Baier, who also has many years of practical implementation experience and is well-versed in all legal issues pertaining to the operation of hospitals and other healthcare facilities, not only from an advisory but also from a corporate standpoint. This significantly enhances and broadens our portfolio of advisory services.” The implementation of statutory obligations in practice within this extensively regulated industry presents a unique obstacle for numerous healthcare organizations. An additional area of advice that is experiencing growth is healthcare compliance. “Mr. Baier will be able to advise clients on setting up a professional compliance management system and benefit from his own practical experience,” Treptow added about the new team member.

Florian Brombach, Partner at HEUKING’s Düsseldorf office, who co-heads the Health Care & Life Sciences practice group that has already garnered considerable attention in recent times, described the practitioner’s addition to the group as “a significant strategic move. Baier’s expertise in the domain of regulatory medical law specifically addresses a subject that has gained increasing significance recently and will persist in doing so in the foreseeable future.” The new Senior Counsel’s profile is completed by his extensive experience in a variety of projects, during which the unique regulatory requirements for healthcare facilities had to be considered as well as by his profound understanding of corporate law.

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