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  • University of Cologne, Germany (Business Administration)
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Cologne, Germany (Law)
  • Languages: German, English


  • Member of the German Bar
  • Member of the Luxembourg Bar
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Deutsche Steuerjuristische Gesellschaft e.V.

Dr. Stefan Kraus

Attorney (Germany)
Partner – Cologne

Dr. Stefan Kraus was admitted to the bar in 1988. His legal career includes Liesegang & Rinke in Wuppertal, Arthur Andersen in Cologne (where he was appointed Partner in 1993 and Andersen Worldwide Partner in 1996), EY Law, Luther and, since 2017, Andersen, also in Cologne.

He is a member of the eleven-person Board of Andersen Global.

Dr. Stefan Kraus' main areas of practice are corporate law (including the reorganization of group structures) and M&A transactions. He also advises and represents clients in corresponding litigation proceedings. He also specializes in advising family-owned companies and their shareholders, including corporate succession planning, as well as the corporate law of the liberal professions and the professional liability of auditors, tax advisors and lawyers. For more than 10 years, Dr. Kraus was involved in the liquidation of an Irish-based captive insurance company of a professional service firm in a board function.

For many years, Dr. Stefan Kraus has held the position of Honorary Legal Advisor to the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V. and is also a member of its Board of Directors.