An affinity for technology has always been one of Karina Hellbert’s traits. Therefore, she did not start her career by studying law, but rather microbiology, with a focus on medical biochemistry. Having completed both studies, she is familiar with both the technical and the associated legal requirements. After her law studies, she first completed an LL.M. course in the Netherlands (Pallas Programme – European Business Law) before working for Covington & Burling in the life science sector in Brussels for several years. After her training period at a renowned Viennese law firm, she was admitted to the bar in 2007. Since the beginning, her focus has been consistently on the life science sector, on pharmaceuticals and medical devices – from product development to reimbursement and patent litigation. In addition to her work as a lawyer, teaching and publishing are close to her heart, e.g. as a lecturer at the Donau Universität and the Paracelsus Medical Unisersity, or as an author, e.g. Handbuch Pharmarecht (Handbook of Pharmaceutical Law, 2021 in 2nd edition), Produkthaftung bei nationalen und internationalen Verträgen (Product Liability in National and International Contracts, 2nd edition in preparation), Kluwer Handbook of Patent Law or in the journal Recht der Medizin. As a long-distance hiker, she knows one thing: the way is the goal, and only together as a team with the client you can find the route.