Dr. Stephan Rau - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Stephan Rau advises investors, Healthcare service providers, pharmaceutical and MedTech companies, as well as governmental entities on M&A transactions, outsourcing projects, and licensing and reimbursement proceedings. He 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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Stephan advised:

  • On investments in the clinical lab, renal care, hospital, pharma, medical device, biotech, food, and online pharmacy businesses
  • On 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
  • Dialysis service providers on challenging market entry barriers under the German system of determination of need of the statutory health insurance system

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  • Chambers Europe, Band 1, Germany: Healthcare, 2024
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Biotechnology Law, Life Sciences Practice, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Health Care Law and Pharmaceuticals Law, 2018-2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, “Leading Individual” in Germany: Healthcare and Life Sciences, 2021-2024Show More
  • JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, Recommended: Corporate, M&A, and Private Equity, and “Distinguished Advisor”: Health Services, 2022-2024
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, “Lawyer of the Year” in Germany:  Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences Practice, 2023
  • Chambers Europe, “Leading Individual”, since 2011 continuously ranked Band 1 for Healthcare, 2023
  • Who’s Who Legal, “Global Elite Thought Leader”: Healthcare, 2022
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, “Leading Lawyer”in Germany: Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Pharmaceuticals Law, 2022
  • Who’s Who Legal, Life Sciences and Healthcare, 2021
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, “Lawyer of the Year” in Germany: Pharmaceuticals Law, 2021
  • Expert Guides, “Best of the Best” in Germany: Regulatory, Finance & Transactional, 2018-2019
  • Leaders League’s Guide, Innovation, Technology & Patents: “Excellent” in the Health, Pharma & Biotechnology category, 2019
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Recommended, Germany: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended, Germany: Corporate M&A, 2017
  • LMG Life Sciences: Life Science Star

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  • German-American Lawyers’ Association
  • German Association of Corporate Law

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Humboldt University of Berlin, Dr. jur., 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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