Dr. Johannes Lau

Dr. Johannes Lau

Senior Associate

Email johannes.lau@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 211 13 68 377

Fax +49 211 13 68 100

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupCorporate

Johannes Lau has specialised in advising listed companies, family businesses, private equity and venture capital clients on corporate and M&A matters. He also represents founders and management teams throughout the whole process from investment to exit.

Johannes studied law and economics at Osnabruck University 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 earned his Ph.D. with a thesis on debt-equity-swaps within insolvency plan proceedings.

Education and admissions


Dr. iur., Osnabrück University

Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Oldenburg

First State Exam in Law, Osnabrück University

Representative experience

Advising Daimler on a mobility joint venture with BMW.

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 private equity funded service provider on numerous acquisitions and intra-group reorganisations (ongoing consultation).

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

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

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