The edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2019 ranks Maiwald among the leading firms specializing in patent prosecution and patent litigation in Germany. This “dynamic team of patent attorneys, legal counsel and technical experts” won praise for its combination of “speedy handling” and “in-depth technical and industry-related knowledge”. Also emphasized were its “competence in opposition proceedings”, its “excellent service” and “pragmatic advice” as well as “outstanding industry knowledge” and “special expertise in the fields of pharma and life sciences”. Dr. Dirk Bühler, Dr. Eva Ehlich and Marco Stief receive particular mention. The practice group was further reinforced by the arrival of new team members Dr. Axel Neidlein in August 2017 and Elke Wurster in May 2018 as well as the appointment of partners Dr. Andrea Lasar and Dr. Stefanie Parchmann in January 2018, and of Dr. Simon Lud in July 2018.