Dr. Sven Schilf

Attorney | Partner

Location: Berlin

T: +49 30 5093235-0

Areas of Expertise
  • General legal advice on cross-border transactions in the fields of life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, energy and mobility
  • Contractual structuring of spin-offs, cooperations and business models for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology companies, e.g.
    • Research and development contracts
    • License and cooperation agreements
    • Clinical study agreements, CRO agreements
    • Contract manufacturing agreemets, distribution agreeents, marketing agreements
    • University cooperation agreements
  • Industrial property law, in particular patent, trademark and copyright law
  • General legal advice in matters concerning IT law
  • Representation in court and arbitration proceedings
  • Activity as an arbitrator
Teaching activities
  • Transnational contract law (University of Potsdam)
  • National and International Arbitration (University of Potsdam)
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Regular contract law advice to life science, pharmaceutical and medtech companies on (mostly cross-border) research and development agreements, master service agreements, contract manufacturing and distribution agreements, in particular relating to IP apects;
  • Negotiation and contractual drafting of multi-stage licensing and cooperation agreements in the life sciences sector between universities, start-ups and established pharmaceutical manufacturers in the course of spin-offs;
  • Regular contract law advice on the implementation of platform-based/token-based business models in the fields of mobility and energy;
  • Regular representation of parties in cross-border patent infringement proceedings in the areas of software and mobility;
  • Regular representation in cross-border arbitration proceedings concerning international supply and service contracts in the energy and mobility sectors.
Professional Background and Education

2014 – 2022

Weitnauer Rechtsanwälte, München, Partner

2005 – 2014

adesse anwälte, Berlin, Partner

2001 – 2004

Legal clerkship at the Kammergericht Berlin


Doctoral studies at the Christian-Albrechts- Universität Kiel


Research visit at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), Rome

1994 – 1998

Law studies at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel

Publications (Selection)
  • § 23 Internationales Privatrecht, in: Heidel/Pauly (Hrsg.), AnwaltFormulare, 10. Aufl. 2021, 1319 (Fortführung des Beitrags v. Prof. Dr. Götz Schulze, Potsdam)
  • F & E Vertrag (Konsortialvertrag) – Research and Development Agreement, in: Weitnauer/Mueller-Stöfen (Hrsg.) Beck’sches Formularbuch IT-Recht, 5. Aufl. 2020, 364
  • Schiedsverfahrensabrede in IT-Projektverträgen – Arbitration Clause, in: Weitnauer/Mueller-Stöfen (Hrsg.) Beck’sches Formularbuch IT-Recht, 5. Aufl. 2020, 389
  • Römische IPR-Verordnungen – kein Korsett für internationale Schiedsgerichte, RIW 2013, 678
  • Allgemeine Vertragsgrundregeln als Vertragsstatut, Tübingen 2005
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht des Deutschen Anwaltvereins e.V. (DAV)
  • Commission on Arbitration and ADR, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V. (DIS)
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V.
  • Förderverein des Ägyptischen Museums Berlin e.V.