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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)
Managing Partner – Cologne

Stefan Kraus began his professional career as a lawyer in 1988 in a partnership of lawyers, accountants and tax advisors in Wuppertal. In 1989 he joined Arthur Andersen, where he was significantly involved in setting up Andersen Legal in Germany and abroad which was known as Andersen Luther. After the resolution of Arthur Andersen in 2002, Stefan Kraus lead this firm to join EY Law and finally to separate from EY in 2006 to become the fully independent law firm Luther with 10 offices in Germany and 8 abroad.

Through all these stages of development Stefan Kraus headed Luther and its predecessor firms from 1995 until 2010 as Managing Partner. From 2010 to 2017, when he left Luther in order to join Andersen Tax & Legal in Germany, he was a member of Luther’s board of Partners.

Stefan Kraus specializes in advising entrepreneurs and companies on M&A transactions and corporate reorganizations, particularly in a cross-border context. He also represents individuals and companies in matters involving corporate and commercial litigation.