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


  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2023 Germany: ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences Practice;
    Leading Lawyer for Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences Practice, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Health Care Law and Pharmaceuticals Law
  • Who’s Who Legal 2022: Global Elite Thought Leader Healthcare
  • Chambers Europe 2022: Leading Individual, since 2011 continuously ranked Band 1 for Healthcare
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2022: Leading Individual for Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2022 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Pharmaceuticals Law

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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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