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Dr. Johannes Lau


Dr. Johannes Lau
English, German
Practice Group

Johannes Lau advises on complex national and international M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations as well as core corporate legal issues. With his hands-on-mentality, he further provides customized solutions for all venture capital and private equity matters.

Johannes studied law at the University of Osnabruck with a special focus on German and European corporate and capital markets law. During and after his studies, he worked with several M&A focused major law firms in Dusseldorf, Hamburg and New York as well as at the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells Johannes wrote his Ph.D. thesis on the debt-equity-swap as an instrument for corporate takeovers within insolvency plan proceedings.

Representative experience

Advising a private equity funded service provider of health services on numerous acquisitions and intra-group reorganisations (ongoing consultation).

Advising Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA) ("First Bad Bank") on the sale of its portfolio-management-subsidiary EAA Portfolio Advisers (EPA).

Advising Invision Private Equity in the context of a participation in TonerPartner Group and on the acquisition of Dr Deppe Group.

Advising Daimler on the merger of its taxi-platform MyTaxi with Hailo.

Advising CTDI on the acquisition of Communications Test Design's EMEA business.

Education and admissions


  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Oldenburg, 2013
  • First State Exam in Law, Osnabrück University, 2010
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