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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Partner Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn
"Mutual trust, confidence, presence, professional feedback, commitment, respect and personality. Those are the ingredients for a good client relation."
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  • 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

  • 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


Life sciences and healthcare practice co-head Martin Draebye Gantzhorn’s “knowledge of legal procedures and regulatory law is astonishing. He is always able to answer complicated questions on the spot and provides thoughtful advice. To top it off, he has a great sense of humour and is a genuine pleasure to collaborate with”.

IAM Patent 2020

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Bech-Bruun has a stellar reputation in the life sciences sector, where it advises high-profile clients on an array of trade mark and design, patent and regulatory matters. (...) Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn demonstrates an ‘in-depth knowledge of patent and regulatory law’ (...).

"Martin Draebye Gantzhorn and his team are incredibly responsive. Martin in particular is very knowledgeable – not just on the law but what is likely to happen commercially given the regulatory framework in Denmark. It’s his in-depth knowledge of patent and regulatory law combined which makes him an absolute leader in his field."

"I have worked extensively with Martin Dræby Gantzhorn on various kinds of life sciences matters. In my view, Martin is by far the best regulatory life sciences lawyer in Denmark. He has in-depth legal knowledge, knows the industry very well and is very responsive and always provides very useful and practical advice."

Legal 500, Intellectual property

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

Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn acts for pharmaceutical clients on the IP aspects of transactions, as well as assisting with the enforcement of trade secrets. Clients praise him for providing "legally impeccable and commercially and operationally optimal solutions," and add that he is "approachable, dedicated and quick to pick up the essence of the problem."

Chambers and Partners Global, Intellectual Property