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Dr. Gisela Grabow


Lawyer (England/Wales)

Gisela is particularly active in international legal issues involving contractual, cross-border, regulatory and EU matters in the pharmaceutical, biotech, foodstuff, medical  devices and automotive sectors.

She has over ten years of experience in negotiations of (international) agreements, from development collaborations to patent portfolio sales, manufacturing, marketing authorisation to distribution and large scale licensing.

She studied law at universities in England, Germany and Den Haag. After her studies, she worked as a legal trainee for law firms in Germany and London, and then as a temporary Lawyer (foreign services) in Texas, USA and at an international organisation. Gisela specialised, inter alia, in international and European commercial law, including IP law, and international and European law on dispute resolution (settlement of cross-border disputes) during her graduate and postgraduate studies LL.M.) as well as for her PhD.

Gisela also worked in Legal Consultant positions at an international organisation. As president  of a European legal commission, she regularly publishes comments on legislative proposals of the EU Commission and monitors changes in EU law.

since 2022
Counsel at Maiwald
2019 - 2022
Principal at Maiwald
2015 - 2019
Senior Associate at Maiwald
2011 - 2015
Associate at Maiwald
2008 - 2011
Legal traineeship and legal consultant positions at an international organisation

Doctoral studies (Dr. iur.) in Germany and England
2009 - 2011
Legal traineeship and Temporary Lawyer (Foreign Services) in Texas
Graduate and Postgraduate Studies in Law at universities in Germany, England and the Netherlands, examinations and LPC

  • Negotiation and drafting of international contracts
  • EU regulatory affairs (pharma, medical devices, biotech and food)
  • Support in cross-border cartel and competition law proceedings

  • German and English (bilingual)
  • French