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X-officio provides legal, governance, procurement and management support to inter-governmental and national research infrastructures, ERICs, research facilities and laboratories used by the science community to conduct research and foster innovation.


X-officio supports departments of administration, COOs, DG/CEOs and national ministries in all matters pertaining to legal, governance, procurement and management in the process of establishing, constructing and operating a research infrastructure. We also support business and contractual partners in legal and procurement matters. 


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Our Team
Ohad Grabr-Soudry
Ohad Graber-Soudry
Advokat (Sveriges advokatsamfund)

Solicitor (England & Wales) 

Phone: +46 76 9435368

Former Head of Legal at the European Spallation Source ERIC and alumni of a world leading international law firm, Ohad has gained extensive experience in legal, procurement and governance functions including the setting up and the establishment of a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) and working with research institutions.

As a practicing lawyer, Ohad also advises on a wide range of commercial and cross-border contracts and has particular specialization in EU public procurement law. Among others, he represented the European Commission before the European Courts in procurement contracts disputes.

Ohad is a visiting professor for international and EU law at the 'Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures' (University of Milano-Bicocca); Expert advisor to the Directorate General for Research and Innovation (RTD) at the European Commission and a guest lecturer on EU public procurement at the Faculty of Law, Lund University.


Timo Minssen
Senior Advisor 

Timo Minssen is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). He is also a scientific advisory board member of the Copenhagen Centre for Regulatory Sciences and Steering Committee member of the Danish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property. He has been a visiting research fellow at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, as well as a Harvard Law School and Max Planck guest scholar.

Timo specializes in intellectual property, data protection (GDPR), and health & life science law. He is widely published on legal and practical issues related to the regulation of technologies, R&D incentives, and technology transfer. He was trained in the German Court system and at the European Patent Office and provided advice to the EU Commission, start-ups and diverse stakeholders in the health & life science sector.


Markus Pasterk
Senior Advisor

Phone: +43 664 1237280

Markus Pasterk is a molecular biologist by training and served as an executive in national and international organisations. He held the positions of a Scientific Coordinator at IARC/WHO (Lyon, France), Director General at the Austrian Science Ministry and COO/VP at the International Prevention Research Institute.


Markus specialises in management of European research infrastructures, from business planning to strategy implementation, governance and operations. Since 2017 he is a visiting professor for management at the 'Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures' (University of Milano-Bicocca) and prior to that he was a senior lecturer at Dundee University.


Dušan Štric

With the assistance of a small group of legal, administrative and procurement professionals, we are able to deliver high-quality support services to research infrastructures and their business partners at a cost-efficient and a timely manner.

At UCPH, Timo leads large interdisciplinary research projects in synthetic biology, precision medicine, artificial intelligence and research infrastructures.

Markus was project coordinator of the H2020 RItrain project as well as WP leader in several other EU projects. He was also the coordinator of the successful proposal “ERIC Forum Implementation Project”, while working for BBMRI-ERIC.

Dušan is an European design and trademark attorney, as well as a patent attorney and a member of the Slovak Bar Association.  As a practicing attorney Dušan focuses mostly on intellectual property, data protection, competition and regulatory law. Dušan has worked for several years in Sweden and in the Czech Republic as a technology transfer officer in the field of particle physics, where he was responsible for complex technology transfer matters, including but not limited to a complete overview of patent and trade secrets portfolio. Dušan regularly lectures on intellectual property rights.

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