Dr. Katrin Rübsamen | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Katrin Rübsamen
 Katrin Rübsamen

Dr. Katrin Rübsamen

Counsel, Berlin


Katrin's practice is focused on public commercial law, with a particular emphasis on the healthcare sector and life science industry.

Clients who have benefited from her experience, in particular in the hospital, medical devices and pharmaceutical business, include major domestic and international companies as well as international private equity firms. Katrin helps clients to navigate complex national and cross-border projects and transactions with her knowledge on the EU and German legal framework, ensuring that their business operations are fully compliant with all applicable regulations.

Armed with an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory landscape, Katrin also advises public institutions, banks and insurance companies on regulatory and corporate as well as product-related issues in the financial services sector.

Katrin's advise regularly involves constitutional and EU law issues.

Bars and Courts

  • Administrative Lawyer
  • Rechtsanwältin


  • Dr jur, University of Bochum
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
  • First State Exam, University of Bochum
  • Certified Public Administration, Federal Institute for Public Administration


  • German
  • English


IK Investment Partners, 2016

Representation of IK, the Sweden-based private equity investor, in the acquisition of ZytoService Deutschland GmbH, a leading compounder of pharmaceuticals for patient-individualised infusions, from the founders and Capiton by IK VIII Fund.

Duke Street, 2016

Advised Duke Street on its acquisition of Medi-Globe, a Germany-based medical devices business focused on minimally invasive surgery in gastroenterology and urology and distribution of a wide range of hospital supplies to an expanding range of customers.

Nordic Capital, 2015

Advised Nordic Capital on the acquisition of the Sunrise Medical group, a world leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of wheelchairs, from Equistone Partners Europe.

Curanum AG, 2015

Advised Curanum AG on the acquisition of several operators of nursing homes and a hospital service provider from various sellers in Germany. Curanum significantly expanded its network of locations.

Nordic Capital, 2014

Advised Nordic Capital on the acquisition of GHD Gesundheits GmbH Deutschland, Germany's market leader for homecare services including the production of medical supplies and compounded pharmaceuticals, from IK Investment Partners.

DZ BANK AG, 2014

Representation of DZ BANK AG on its €1.5 billion rights issue, a transaction that was the largest capital increase in DZ BANK's long history, and one of the largest capital increases of a bank in Germany in recent years.

Korian-Medica S.A., 2014

Representation of Korian-Medica S.A., market leader in the European Ageing Well sector, on the acquisition of German regional group evergreen Holding GmbH.

Samsung Electronics GmbH, 2012

Advised Samsung Electronics GmbH on the acquisition of Sonoace Deutschland GmbH, an ultrasound equipment manufacturer. This challenging mandate involved advice on the regulatory requirements for medical devices, and the requirements associated with the sale of ultrasound equipment. Ongoing advice to Samsung’s business unit Health Medical Equipment on, inter alia, regulatory requirements, healthcare compliance and data protection.

German Ministry of Finance, 2012

Advised the Ministry on the €471 million sale of TLG Wohnen GmbH to MDAX-listed TAG Immobilien AG and on the €1.1 billion sale of TLG IMMOBILIEN GmbH to private equity investor Lone Star.

Speaking Engagements

"Banking Union and Deposit Guarantee Scheme – Compensation, Alternative Measures and Financing", November 11, 2014: Association of German Banks (Bankenunion und Einlagensicherung – Entschädigung, alternative Maßnahmen und Finanzierung)


  • Legal Framework applicable to mobileHealth (Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für mobileHealth), MedR, Issue 7, pp 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, pp.152-157, 2014
  • Bundesbank Act, Nomos-Commentary. The German Federal Law (Bundesbankgesetz, Nomos-Kommentar. Das deutsche Bundesrecht), Baden-Baden, Loose Leaf System, Status, June 2014, (co-author with Henning Berger)
  • 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, pp.1877-1924, 2011, (co-author with Henning Berger)
  • Constitutional aspects of hospital-financing based on diagnosis related groups (Verfassungsrechtliche Aspekte des Fallpauschalensystems im Krankenhauswesen (DRG-System)), Dissertation, Baden-Baden, 2008