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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  • 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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  • Leaders League’s 2019 guide, Innovation, Technology & Patents, “Excellent” in the Health, pharma & biotechnology category
  • The Best Lawyers in Germany 2019Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Chambers Europe 2019Leading Individual, Band 1 for Healthcare in Germany
  • JUVE Handbook, frequently recommended lawyer for Corporate, M&A and Private Equity, and distinguished advisor for Health Services

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

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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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Dr. Stephan Rau

Insights & Events / Media

Berlin, Germany / McDermott Event / February 27, 2019

London, United Kingdom / McDermott Event / October 4, 2018

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / September 25, 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark / McDermott Event / June 13, 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark / Speaking Engagements / June 12, 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark / Speaking Engagements / June 11, 2018

Shanghai, China / McDermott Event / November 16, 2017

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / September 19, 2017

London, United Kingdom / McDermott Event / June 28, 2017

San Francisco, California / McDermott Event / January 10, 2017

UnternehmerEdition "Health“, Issue 4 / October 2015

Telemedicine in Germany - What Legal Changes Are Needed and What Are ...

PharmaRecht, Issue 4 / April 30, 2015

Comparable Drugs in Price Negotiations Under Sec. 130b SGB V

Pharmind, Issue 11 / November 2014

New Developments On Combating Corruption and Compliance In Healthcare

International Law Office Newsletter, Germany / October 29, 2014

German Perspective on New EU Clinical Trials Regulation

International Law Office Newsletter, Germany / June 18, 2014

Pricing for New Innovative Drugs – Public Payers Attempt New Approach

VC Magazine / April 23, 2014

Legal Framework for Health Apps

International Law Office Newsletter, Germany / February 26, 2014

Generic Drug and API Producers Deal with the Bolar Exemption

International Law Office Newsletter, Germany / February 19, 2014

Yet another Health Reform and Seizure of Retiring Doctors' Practices

Healthcare Marketing - Das Fachmagazin für Gesundheitsmarken, Issue 1-2 / January 2014

Patent Expirations: Generic Drugs and Active Ingredient Producers from the Perspective of ...