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Dr Birgit Kramer

Senior Associate


Kramer Birgit
Dr Birgit Kramer

Senior Associate


Birgit is a member of Allen & Overy's German IP practice, specialising in particular on patent law. She has long-standing experience in advising and representing clients, with a particular emphasis on the fields of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, as well as consumer goods. 

Besides the representation of clients in complex court proceedings, her expertise primarily focuses on advising corporates on contract negotiations, for example on licence and R&D agreements. After completing her doctoral thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property she worked for law firms in Munich and Zurich, as well as with various major international companies.

News & insights

Global trends in private M&A

Publications: 13 JANUARY 2021

Global trends in private M&A

We have recently produced a client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of around 1,400 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on globally, looking…

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Person handling documents

Publications: 12 JANUARY 2021

Brexit certainty at last? An overview of the new EU-UK trading relationship

Following months of protracted negotiations and coming four and a half years after the UK voted to leave the EU, 24 December 2020 saw the EU and UK finally agree the shape of their future…

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Interior of a modern glass building

Publications: 12 JANUARY 2021

Antitrust and Brexit – where do we stand?

The end of the Brexit transition period at 11pm on 31 December 2020 gives rise to significant changes to the application of antitrust and merger control rules in the UK.

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Euro note with china flag overlay

Publications: 11 JANUARY 2021

Will the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement facilitate investment by EU companies in China?

The European Union (EU) and the People’s Republic of China concluded the negotiations on their investment treaty, the EU/China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), on 30 December 2020. 

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Admitted as German Rechtsanwältin, Germany, 2005

Assessorin, Germany, 2002

Referendarin, Germany, 2000


Dr iur, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property/ Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, 2005

Second German Law Degree, 2002

First German Law Degree, 2000

Published work

Kramer B., Feldges J. (2011) “Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences in Germany”, in: "Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences, A Global Guide to Rights and Their Applications", ed. Paul England

Kramer B., Feldges J. (2010) „Die Bestimmung des Schutzbereiches von ergänzenden Schutzzertifikaten für Arzneimittel“, in: Festschrift für Wolfgang von Meibom, Hrsg. Christian Harmsen, Oliver Jan Jüngst und Felix Rödiger

Kramer B., Feldges J. (2009) “Patent Law in Germany”, in: Business Laws of Germany, ed. Thomas Wegerich

Kramer B. (2007) „Patentschutz und Zugang zu Medikamenten, Rechtliche und ökonomische Implikation“, Köln: Heymanns Verlag