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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  • The Legal 500 EMEA/Germany, “Leading Individual” in Germany for Healthcare and Life Sciences, 2021-2024
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: “Lawyer of the Year” in Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences Practice, 2023
  • Chambers Europe: Leading Individual, since 2011 continuously ranked Band 1 for Healthcare, 2023
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences Practice and Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Health Care Law and Pharmaceuticals Law, 2018-2024
  • Who’s Who Legal: Global Elite Thought Leader Healthcare, 2022
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Leading Lawyer for Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Pharmaceuticals Law, 2022
  • JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, Frequently recommended lawyer for Corporate, M&A, and Private Equity, and distinguished advisor for Health Services, 2022-2023

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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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