Overview


Dr. Stephan Rau focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions and regulatory advice in the health and life science sector. He is the head of the Firm’s Health Law Practice Group in Europe.

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Results


  • Advising on investments in the clinical lab, renal care, hospital, pharma, medical device, biotech, food and online pharmacy businesses
  • Structuring various outsourcing projects, such as joint ventures between one of the largest medical schools in Europe and a large public hospital carrier leading to the establishment of the largest European clinical lab
  • Challenging market entry barriers to dialysis service providers under the German system of determination of need of the statutory health insurance system

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Recognitions


  • The Best Lawyers in Germany 2021‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Pharmaceuticals Law
  • Expert Guides; Best of the Best 2019: Regulatory, Finance & Transactional, Germany
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2022 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Pharmaceuticals Law,
  • Leaders League’s 2019 guide, Innovation, Technology & Patents, “Excellent” in the Health, pharma & biotechnology category
  • The Best Lawyers in Germany 2019Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Chambers Europe 2021Leading Individual, Band 1 for Healthcare in Germany
  • Expert Guides; Best of the Best 2018: Regulatory, Financing & Transactional, Germany
  • Who’s Who Legal: Healthcare 2021

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Community


  • German-American Lawyers’ Association
  • German Association of Corporate Law
  • International Bar Association, Health and Life Sciences Law Committee, Co-Chair

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Credentials


Education
Humboldt University of Berlin, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2003
Higher Court of Appeal, Berlin, Second State Exam, 1998
University of Heidelberg, First State Exam, 1996
University of Paris-Dauphine, Maîtrise en Économie Appliquée, 1994
London School of Economics and Political Science, Master of Science in Government, 1993
IHK Wiesbaden, interpreter and translator for Russian, 1990

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