Karina Hellbert is a lawyer at Polak & Partner and Head of Life Sciences / Pharma Law. She studied microbiology (Mag. rer. nat., 1996; Dr. rer. nat., 1999) and law (Mag. iur., 1999; Dr. iur., 2002) at the University of Innsbruck and completed the Pallas Program – University of Nijmegen (LL.M. 2000). In 2007 she was admitted to the bar in Austria. Before karina Hellbert supported the Polak & Partner team, she was a consultant at Covington & Burling Rechtsanwälte (2001 – 04/2004).
Since September 2011, she has also been a lecturer at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and the Danube University Krems. Since January 2015, she has also strengthened the Scientific Advisory Board for European Integration of the Danube University krems.
Her main areas of activity are in the areas of pharmaceutical law, medical devices, patent law, intellectual property law, unfair competition law, data protection, licensing agreements, IT, product liability and food law.
The office of Polak & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH in Vienna is a reflection of the law firm’s philosophy: modern service, building and based on traditional values. Polak & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH are established in a modern roof extension of an old Viennese palace. With its location in the centre of Vienna, the office offers state-of-the-art information technology, access to all global services and sources of information, as well as a 360° view of Vienna.