Hogan hires pharma expert for transatlantic life sciences

Hogan & Hartson’s Munich office has added a former Allen & Overy (A&O) corporate partner as part of its bid to launch a transatlantic life sciences practice.

Henning Mennenöh, who was at Clifford Chance prior to joining A&O, specialises in corporate and M&A work for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Mennenöh’s hire is part of a concerted effort by Hogan to target the European life sciences market. Mennenöh will join in December, prior to which the firm will have transferred key life sciences partner Linda Horton from Washington DC to Brussels.

Horton spent most of her career at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before joining Hogan in 2002. She was the FDA’s legislative chief, deputy chief counsel and director of international policy. She now advises on FDA and European regulations.

Horton is hoping to export the firm’s flourishing life sciences practice to Europe and help clients devise transatlantic regulatory strategies. The firm has approximately 180 lawyers involved in its life sciences group, with around 20 in its European offices.