Dr. Stephan Rau
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Germany
Dr. Stephan Rau is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP, based in its Munich office. He is a member of the German Corporate / M&A Practice and head of the Firm’s Health Law Practice Group in Europe. Stephan’s practice focuses on M&A transactions, mainly in the health and life science sector, healthcare regulation (including academic organizations) and related compliance.
In 2004, Stephan advised on the foundation of the first German corporate medical centre. Since then he has represented numerous investors, healthcare service providers, pharma and medtech companies as well as governmental entities in M&A transactions, outsourcing projects, licensing and reimbursement proceedings and commercial agreements. Over the last years Medical Tourism and Telemedicine has become a greater focus of his work.
Chambers Europe has listed Stephan continuously as Tier 1 attorney in German Healthcare (in some years jointly with one, in other years with two other lawyers only in all of its coverage’s of legal advisors in the health sector in Germany. It describes him ‘as a prominent practitioner who wins praise from commentators for his expertise in healthcare regulation and compliance. …´He has a good combination of sector-specific knowledge and M&A experience,´ sources say. He’s commercially minded and creative.” Chambers quoted market sources: “Dr Rau is really outstanding, especially in his knowledge of healthcare legislation in Germany.’ Further impressed sources state: ‘He provides a good combination of regulatory work and corporate insight.’” Legal 500 describes Stephan Rau as ‘one of the most experienced lawyers for healthcare M&A projects’ and lists him as a leading name for health and life sciences in Germany.. The JUVE Handbook has continuously listed Stephan as a “frequently recommended lawyer” for corporate law, M&A, Private Equity and ranks him as a distinguished advisor in the health sector. It cites a competitor describing Stephan as “brilliant and pragmatic” and a client saying Stephan “is able to get very deep into the details, he is legally and commercially strong”.
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