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Dr Jur Stephan Rau

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Healthcare & Life Sciences


Stephan Rau is a partner, he focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, mainly in the health and life science sector, health care regulation, including academic organizations, and related compliance. He is the head of the Firm’s Health Law Practice Group in Europe. In 2004, Stephan was an adviser on the foundation of the first German corporate medical centre. Since then he has represented numerous investors, health care service providers, pharmaceutical and medtech companies, as well as governmental entities in M&A transactions, outsourcing projects, and licensing and reimbursement proceedings.

For further details of Stephan's biography, please view McDermott website here.


Stephan has been admitted to the German bar since 1999.


German, English, French, Russian.


Member of the German-American Lawyers? Association, German Association of Corporate Law.


Humboldt-University of Berlin, Dr. jur., 2003; University of Heidelberg, 1996; University of Paris-Dauphine, Maîtrise en économie appliquée, 1994 ; London School of Economics and Political Science, Master of Science in Government, 1993.

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Stephan Rau - McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Clients appreciate McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP’s ‘engagement and deep expertise surrounding the particularities of the healthcare sector’. The group welcomed Rüdiger Herrmann and Jochen Eimer as well as counsel Alicia Hong and Monika Emilia Richter from Dechert LLP to the Frankfurt office in May 2018, resulting in an increase in instructions concerning transactional work and regulatory matters. Under the lead of practice head Stephan Rau, the team has further expanded its services to Sanford Health to include corporate advice and assisted the client with its acquisition of a stake in IsarKlinikum. Counsel Jana Grieb advised a company belonging to the Brunswick group on its entry into the medical devices market, including conformity assessment and labelling and advertising questions. GIMV is a new client; other clients include Medicover, Labor Berlin and Arabellaklinik and its associated companies.  The ‘outstanding and focused’ Katharina Wodarz, who joined in 2016 together with counsel Nadine Hartung, left for Raue PartmbB in January 2019.

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