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Cornelia Yzer

Senatorin a.D.
Of Counsel

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Friedrichstraße 140
10117 Berlin

Phone +49 30 52133 21148
Fax +49 30 52133 110

Languages: German, English
Curriculum vitae

Cornelia Yzer was born in 1961. After studying law and business in Bochum and Münster (Germany), she was admitted to the German Bar in 1990.

Cornelia Yzer also has a strong track record as a senior executive in industry, as a board member and politician.

She started her professional career in one of the leading Chemical Companies in Germany, where she dealt with environmental law issues. For a period of 15 years (1997 - 2012) she was the CEO of the German Association of Research-Based Pharceutical companies (vfa), Member of the Board of the European Federation of Research-Based Phamaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA and the International Federation of Manufacturers and Associations. She also served as the Chairperson and/or Member of Supervisory Boards of companies and research institutions.

Cornelia Yzer also was elected  Member of the German Parliament (1990 - 1998),  served in the Legal Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag and held  Government Offices on federal and state level as Secretary of State (1992 - 1997) and as Senator for Economics, Technology and Research (2012 - 2016).

Areas of Practice

Cornelia Yzer advises companies from a business perspective at the interface of regulation and technology with a strong focus on the sectors Life Science and Digital Economy.