Hans Radau

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), certified specialist in tax law, Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Digital Business

Hans Radau

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 fin-tech, financial institutions and media & entertainment. Hans set up and was managing partner of Noerr’s London office from 2010 until 2015.


  • Advising on the sale of AAB Leasing GmbH to Peac Germany.
  • Advising on the sale of the securities trade business of Augsburger Aktienbank AG to ebase Germany.
  • Major German Insurance Company: Advising on the carve-out and sale of a € 1.3 billion mortgage loan portfolio.
  • Advising on the sale of a leading German direct bank.
  • 11 major German insurance companies: Advising on the sale of Aachener Bausparkasse to Wüstenrot AG
  • Rocket Internet Capital Partners: Advising on the establishment of a 1 billion dollar growth capital fund
  • Etventure: Advising on the sale of etventure Group to Ernst & Young Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in a complex regulatory environment, involving an intricate carve-out of 36 group companies and more than 50 intra-group loans
  • Advising on the sale of online lending platform Lendico to ING.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Commerzbank AG: Providing comprehensive advice on a €100 million project finance structure
  • 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)


  • 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


  • German-Nordic Lawyers Association