Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn

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Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn is an expert of Life Sciences & Healthcare

Martin is highly specialised in legal issues concerning Life Sciences & Healthcare, and as one of Denmark's leading lawyers he advises market-leading international and Danish enterprises on complex and technically complicated Danish and international IP cases, market access and regulatory matters.

His ability to combine legal and technical skills with a focused commercial knowledge about the industry makes Martin one of the preferred Danish advisers in the areas of Life Sciences & Healthcare. Martin primarily advises enterprises involved in the development, distribution, marketing and sale of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics. Over the years he has established specialist knowledge of the legal issues facing Life Sciences & Healthcare enterprises, and through close long-term client relations he knows their key value drivers. The industry-specific advice generally concerns market access, regulatory issues, intellectual property rights, public affairs, product liability and marketing.

As a recognised expert, Martin speaks and gives lectures at Danish and non-Danish conferences, and he is the author of several books.


The Team

Life Science

  • Life Science
  • Intellectual Property
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • New Technology
  • Compliance
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"(...) Further testament to the group’s strength is Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn’s recent representation of Chr. Hansen, a global bioscience company, in its widely publicised acquisition of German biotech company Jennewin Biotechnologie. The life sciences division head is highly sought after for complex and high-value cases, courtesy of his profound IP and regulatory law expertise."

IAM Patent 2022


Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn of Bech-Bruun is one of the foremost regulatory experts in the market, and is accordingly selected as a Global Elite Thought Leader. Commentators say that he “provides highly useful advice, is good to work with, and is just a really strong lawyer”.

"Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn is a prominent figure in the European life sciences market. He excels in complex regulatory matters pertaining to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries."

Who is Who Legal, Life Sciences


  • Member of the Board, Life Science DK
  • Member, EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association)
  • Member, IBA (International Bar Association)
  • LES (Licensing Executives Society, Member of the Board, President LES Scandinavia, currently Past-President)
  • Member, INTA (International Trademark Association)


  • European Pharmaceutical Law Review: Latest Developments in Danish Healthcare Professional Transparency Regulation, The legal publisher Lexxion, 2017. 6 pages. Article
  • Food Lawyers’ Network worldwide, EU-Food information regulation 1169/2011 – implementing measures, Food Lawyers’ Network worldwide, 2016. Book
  • Advertising Food in Europe, lexxion, 2015. Book

Education and language

  • Bech-Bruun Leadership Programme: INSEAD, France
  • Admission to practice law
  • Right of audience, The Danish High Court
  • Master of Laws (University of Copenhagen)
  • Education abroad: Universität des Saarlandes
  • English
  • German
  • Norwegian
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