Dr. Katrin Helle

Counsel, Berlin



Katrin Helle is an expert in public commercial law, with a particular focus on the healthcare and life sciences industry as well as technology regulation.

Katrin Helle's clients include national and international companies from the MedTech and pharmaceutical sectors, hospital groups, providers of (digital) healthcare services, private equity funds and strategic investors. She advises her clients on innovative, digital healthcare and life sciences products and in the context of transactions and projects on regulatory, as well as compliance, corporate and product-related issues. Katrin Helle's clients value her comprehensive expertise in healthcare regulation. She is recognized as often recommended lawyer for pharmaceutical and medical device law in the directory JUVE 2022/2023.

In addition to her advice in healthcare, with her extensive expertise in regulatory compliance and product safety law issues Katrin Helle advises clients in other regulated industries on regulatory issues, including in the context of transactions and projects.

Bars and Courts
Administrative Lawyer
Dr jur
University of Bochum
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
First State Exam
University of Bochum
Diploma in Administration
Federal Institute for Public Administration


Battery Ventures
Advised the international private equity investor Battery Ventures (Battery) on the acquisition of steute Technologies GmbH & Co. KG (steute), a developer and manufacturer of switches, sensors and other products for medical and industrial applications.

Meliva Deutschland GmbH
Advised Meliva Deutschland GmbH on telemedicine issues*

Medgate Deutschland GmbH
Advised Medgate Deutschland GmbH on telemedicine issues*

Sympatient GmbH 
Advised Sympatient GmbH on its digital health application and representing it in price negotiations with the GKV-Spitzenverband*

University Hospital Tübingen
Advised the University Hospital Tübingen on the establishment of the German Network for Personalized Medicine*

Samsung Electronics GmbH
Ongoing advice to Samsung Electronics GmbH, Health Medical Equipment division and on Digital Health issues

Polish Aviation Group/LOT
Advised Polish Aviation Group/LOT on the planned acquisition of Condor including coordination with the German Federal Aviation Authority

Daimler AG
Advised Daimler AG on the spin-off of the Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Truck divisions

Zur Rose AG
Advised Zur Rose AG on its initial public offering

IK Investment Partners
Advised IK Investment Partners on its 2016 acquisition of ZytoService Deutschland GmbH

Nordic Capital
Advised Nordic Capital on its 2018 acquisition of Prospitalia, its 2018 acquisition of Ober Scharrer, its 2017 acquisition of Alloheim, its 2015 acquisition of Sunrise Medical and its 2014 acquisition of GHD GesundHeits GmbH Deutschland

* Matters prior to joining White & Case

Speaking Engagements

"Key changes in EU Medical Devices Regulations and how they impact MedTech businesses", Webinar, July 2020

"Future Scoping New Market Developments and the Impact on the Medical Devices Market," Chair of panel discussions, MedTech Summit, Brussels, June 2019


"Intelligent medical devices: Is the current legal framework still up to date? (Intelligente Medizinprodukte: Ist der geltende Rechtsrahmen noch aktuell?)", MedR, Issue 12, 2020, Pages 993-1000, 2020

"Legal framework applicable to mobile health (Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für mobileHealth)", MedR, Issue 7, Pages 485-491, 2015

"Legal limits to cooperation between the medical device industry and health care institutions (Rechtliche Grenzen der Kooperationen zwischen Medizinprodukteindustrie und medizinischen Einrichtungen)", MedR, Issue 3, Pages 152-157, 2014

Co-author, "Constitutional limits of reviews by courts of processing fee clauses in consumer loan agreements (Verfassungsrechtliche Grenzen der gerichtlichen Kontrolle von Klauseln über Bearbeitungsentgelte in Verbraucherkreditverträgen)", WM, Issue 40, Pages 1877-1924, 2011 (with Henning Berger)

"Constitutional aspects of hospital-financing based on diagnosis related groups (Verfassungsrechtliche Aspekte des Fallpauschalensystems im Krankenhauswesen (DRG-Vergütungssystem))", Dissertation, Baden-Baden, 2008

Awards and Recognition

Often Recommended Lawyer
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law, JUVE 2022/2023