Raue advises enterprises, shareholders, associations, foundations, as well as the representative and supervisory bodies of corporations in all fields of corporate law, including capital market law, the laws governing commercial balance sheets, tax law, and insolvency law. We assist our clients in establishing enterprises, in taking capital measures, and in restructuring, or when their companies fall into crisis, and represent them both in court and in out-of-court dispute resolution proceedings. On a regular basis, we provide legal advice where an enterprise is to be acquired or sold, as well as in transactions concerning the sale or purchase of ownership interest in a company. We advise on corporate finance matters and the financing of transactions.

In our focus sectors energy, media, healthcare, real estate, and infrastructure, as well as in the field of private equity and venture capital, we not only bring the requisite regulatory expertise to the table, but also our many years of experience in the industry.

Raue maintains a well-established notarial office for corporate law matters.

Focus Areas


  • Establishment of enterprises, structuring of joint ventures, formation of special purpose vehicles for investments
  • Capital measures and restructuring measures (mergers, divisions into several enterprises, changes of legal form, hive-downs)
  • General meetings of listed stock corporations and other meetings of shareholders
  • Corporate governance, taking account of the special aspects entailed by public undertakings
  • Compliance
  • Legal consultancy for boards of management and advisory boards as well as their members, liability of representative and supervisory bodies of enterprises
  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and stock option plans
  • Disputes among shareholders
  • Restructuring / reorganization, insolvency-related advice


  • Acquisition of companies as a whole or in part (share deal, asset deal)
  • Public takeover bids
  • Leveraged buy-out, management buy-out, management buy-in
  • Restructuring measures prior to a transaction or subsequent to a transaction
  • Post-closing-disputes.


  • Loan agreements and security agreements
  • Acquisition financing
  • Project financing
  • Financing rounds


  • Recommended for Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market in Germany, Chambers Europe 2022
  • “TOP Law Firm for Corporate Law“ FOCUS-Spezial Recht & Rat 2021
  • “TOP Law Firm for Mergers & Acquisitions“ FOCUS-Spezial Recht & Rat 2021
  • “Solid reputation for advice on German mid-cap transactions.“ Chambers Europe 2021
  • “They impressed me with their practical and problem-solving attitude. Raue always comes with practical solutions.“ Competitor/Client, Chambers Europe 2021
  • “Excellent services,fast and reliable, fully able to support with urgent and special cases, very supportive and experienced.“ Client/Competitor, Chambers Europe 2021
  • Recommended for Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market in Germany, Chambers Europe 2021
  • Recommended for Corporate Law and for M&A, JUVE Handbook 2020/2021
  • “Solid reputation for advising fintech companies and start-ups.“  Chambers Europe 2020
  • “They know our specific interests and represent them well.“ Competitor/Client, Chambers Europe 2020
  • “Very good in the Berlin start-up market.“ Client/Competitor, Chambers Europe 2020
  • “TOP Law Firm for Corporate Law“ FOCUS Recht Spezial 2020
  • “TOP Law Firm for Mergers & Acquisitions“ FOCUS Recht Spezial 2020
  • Recommended for Corporate Law and for M&A, JUVE Handbook 2019/2020
  • “The team’s greatest strength is the ability to put themselves in the customer’s situation and the ability to control a very complex project.“ Client, Chambers Europe 2019
  • TOP Law Firm M&A 2019, WirtschaftsWoche 30/2019
  • “They are fast and diligent and their availability is really good.“ Client/Competitor, Chambers Europe 2019
  • “Capable domestic offering that is acknowledged for ist strength in small and mid-cap M&A transactions, as well as corporate governance and compliance matters.“ Chambers Europe 2018
  • “Posesses considerable industry-specfic expertise, particularly in the energy, media and technology sectors. Further experience lies in corporate litigation cases.“ Chambers Europe 2018
  • “Extremely clear, very smart at coming up with solutions and sees through lots of very complicated issues to get to the heart of the matter. Their arguments were insightful and won the day.“ Client, Chambers Europe 2018
  • “They took everything into account when negotiating and were extremely good at guiding the process.“ Client/Competitor, Chambers Europe 2018
  • “Transparent about the costs.“ Client, Chambers Europe 2018
  • Ranked for corporate law and for M&A, JUVE Handbook 2017/2018
  • “Compact corporate practice with a dedicated following among media and technology companies.“ Chambers Europe 2017
  • “The lawyers are very good at converting legal advice to practical use.“ Client/ Competitor, Chambers Europe 2017
  • “It was accurate and very much tailored to how we wanted to approach the matter.“ Client/ Competitor, Chambers Europe 2017
  • “The relationship between the lawyers in the team was excellent. The teamwork was very good and they gave me very good guidance and arguments for the negotiations.“ Client/Competitor, Chambers Europe 2017
  • “Raue’s media and energy law expertise is well regarded.” JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017
  • “This respected Berlin M&A practice is most active in midsized German and international Deals.“ JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017
  • “The transaction practice benefits from a pronounced focus on certain sectors.“ JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017
  • “The team’s speed, advice and extremely strategic thinking and dedication were superb.” Client, Chambers Europe 2016
  • Ranked for corporate law / domestic. The Legal 500 Germany 2015
  • Listed as “Top M&A law firm,” special issue of the 2015 “Focus” magazine on attorneys
  • “The team is highly business oriented and focuses on what the client wants. It is very fast, reachable around the clock, and very straightforward.” Client/competitor, Chambers Europe 2015
  • “Works swiftly with an extremely fast response rate.” Client/competitor, Chambers Europe 2015
  • “The Raue lawyers are very efficient; if you need something done under time pressure they work in an extremely fast and focused manner. Always to the point.” Client/competitor, Chambers Europe 2014
  • “Quick, on time, and very high-quality work.” Client/competitor, Chambers Europe 2014