Hogan Lovells advises Intuitive Surgical on the acquisition of Schölly's robotic endoscope business

Led by Munich partner Peter Huber international law firm Hogan Lovells advised the American medical technology company Intuitive Surgical Inc. on the acquisition of the robotic endoscope business of German Schölly Fiberoptic GmbH.

Intuitive, a global leader in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery and Schölly Fiberoptic GmbH, a market leader in the field of visualization systems, have been working together for more than 20 years, developing and producing imaging systems for Intuitive's Da-Vinci surgical systems. The acquisition of Schölly's robotic endoscope business will help strengthen Intuitive’s supply chain, and increase its manufacturing capacity for imaging products. 

Hogan Lovells has advised Intuitive on the contract negotiations and in all legal issues.

Hogan Lovells team for Intuitive Surgical Inc.


Peter Huber (Partner), Andreas Thun (Counsel), Elisabeth Rothenaicher (Associate) (Corporate/M&A);

Dr. Falk Loose (Counsel, Tax);

Dr. Marion Fischer (Senior Associate, Intellectual Property);

Dr. Thomas Frank (Senior Associate, Employment);

Lukas Claasen (Associate, Real Estate).


Dr. Tim Gero Joppich (Partner), Stefan Richter (Counsel) (Employment).


William Yavinsky (Partner), Ben Jacobs (Associate), Ariel Anderson (Associate) (Corporate, M&A).


Marta Orpiszweska (Senior Associate) (Regulatory).


Dr. Falk Schöning (Partner), Dr. Philipp Heuser (Associate) (Antirust).

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