Dr Hans Radau

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), certified specialist in tax law
Practice Group: Private Equity
Practice Group: Digital Business

Hans Radau has distinguished himself internationally as an expert in the fields of M&A, venture capital and financing transactions (project, asset and structured financing) and fund structuring and has an industry focus on media and entertainment. Hans was managing partner of Noerr’s London office from 2010 until 2015.


  • Corporate law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity


  • Studied law at the Universities of Regensburg, Munich and Bayreuth (conferral of doctorate)
  • Experience abroad: Doctoral studies in Stockholm (Sweden); worked as trainee lawyer (Rechtsreferendar) at Winston & Strawn in New York (USA) and seconded as a lawyer to Macfarlanes in London (UK)
  • At Noerr since 1993
  • Managing partner of the Noerr London office from 2010 to 2015
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Major German Insurance Company: Advising on the carve-out and sale of a € 1.1 billion loan portfolio, the sale of a mobility leasing company and the sale of a leading German direct bank
  • 11 major German insurance companies: Advising on the sale of Aachener Bausparkasse to Wüstenrot AG
  • Etventure: Advising on the sale of etventure Group to Ernst & Young Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in a highly complex regulatory environment, involving an intricate carve-out of 36 group companies and more than 50 intra-group loans
  • Rocket Internet Capital Partners: Advising on the establishment of a 1 billion dollar growth capital fund
  • Africa Internet Group: Advising on €300 million financing rounds with investors such as AXA, Goldman Sachs, MTN, Orange and Rocket Internet
  • SAPIO SRL: Advising on the acquisition of Medic Air Group
  • Commerzbank AG: Providing comprehensive advice on a €100 million project finance structure
  • Hearst Corporation: ongoing corporate and tax advice, including restructuring of a German subsidiary, establishment of a German branch and acquisition of a 50% share in a JV with Rodale Motorpresse
  • Calder Group/Mercury Ventures LLC: Advising on the acquisition of a major stake in Cloud Imperium Group/Roberts Space Industries
  • ECommerce Holding S.à r.l.: Advising on the sale of online lending platform Lendico to ING DiBa
  • Lendico: Providing the lending platform with ongoing corporate advice, including oncorporate finance transactions, platform financing transactions, financing rounds and worldwide roll-out of the business model
  • Major e-commerce group: Advising on corporate finance transactions with a value in excess of €1.5 billion and on the worldwide rollout of the group’s business
  • BBC Worldwide Ltd: Assisting in a joint venture with All 3 Media
  • European Data Warehouse: Advising on the structuring and funding of a German-based company to operate a data warehouse in relation to the ECB loan level data initiative for a consortium of European banks and financial services providers
  • US TV broadcaster: Advising on the acquisition of a German internet gaming company
  • UK-based internet group: Acquisition of a business unit from Microsoft
  • VEM: Assisting in the restructuring of the Merckle Ratiopharm Group debt and organisation of the crisis cash pooling of over 150 subsidiaries
  • Game Show Network: Advising on a major M&A and financing project in the technology/internet sector
  • Golden Compound: Advising on the establishment, financing and licensing of a major technology joint ven-ture with Cargill Group


  • Leading individual for Private Equity/Venture Capital, Legal 500 Germany (2018)
  • Leaders in their Field for Corporate Law, Chambers Global (2011, 2017, 2018)
  • Leaders in their Field for Tax Law, Chambers Global (2012)


  • German-Nordic Lawyers Association