Stefan Rau, Dipl. Verw. (FH)

Stefan Rau, Dipl. Verw. (FH)

Lawyer | Partner

Commercial | Corporate/M&A | IP/IT




Stefan Rau is a lawyer and partner at BDO Legal. He is a member of the Corporate/M&A practice group.

His practice focuses on legal and corporate advice in national and international M&A transactions and international contract law. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in industry and the legal profession (including many years as general counsel and board functions as managing director and supervisory board and/or advisory board member). In particular, he advises national and international companies and groups of various sizes and sectors as well as medium-sized companies in the areas of transactions (M&A), commercial and contract law as well as IT/IP law.

Stefan Rau studied law in Bochum. He previously completed a dual degree course in public administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Hanover.

Before joining BDO Legal, he worked as Managing Partner and Head of Legal M&A, Commercial and IT Law in a multidisciplinary law firm in Munich and previously for various DAX companies, including as General Counsel, CCO and Head of Global Software License Management of a sub-group of a DAX company in Ludwigshafen am Rhein.

When he is not working for his clients, he helps dog owners to better understand their dogs as a qualified dog trainer, plays golf and does fitness training.


  • Service providers
  • Machinery and plant engineering
  • Real estate and construction
  • Chemical sector
  • Automotive
  • Retail and consumer goods
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Private equity


  • Company acquisitions and sales
  • Joint ventures
  • Company succession
  • Distressed M&A and restructuring
  • Private equity transactions
  • Venture capital transactions
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Formation of corporations and partnerships
  • Corporate housekeeping
  • Company bodies' advice
  • Corporate litigation
  • Drafting of corporate agreements
  • International business law
  • Drafting of contracts
  • IT-contracts


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