Dr. Nikolaus Schrader



“Nikolaus combines his amazing deal experience with the highest legal quality and a pragmatic commercial approach with a view to getting the deal done” (client feedback)

Specialty and focus area

Nikolaus is a partner and Head of M&A at Lupp + Partner. He focuses on transactional advice in a national and international context, ranging from “classic” M&A transactions to “tailor-made” deals. Nikolaus combines an extensive transactional experience with pragmatic efficiency, always with a view of getting the deal done. His clients comprise large and medium-sized corporates, financial investors, and family offices.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Nikolaus was a partner at PwC Legal, a PwC’s legal leadership team member, and co-headed the Corporate/M&A practice group. Prior to PwC Legal, Nikolaus was a long-standing Corporate/M&A partner at a magic circle firm in Hamburg.

Nikolaus works from the firm’s offices in Munich and Hamburg.


  • Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2022 recognizes Nikolaus as among the top lawyers in M&A.
  • WirtschaftsWoche lists Nikolaus as one of German’s Top Lawyers for M&A.
  • JUVE (the German equivalent to Legal 500) lists Nikolaus as a recommended lawyer for M&A.

Recent transactions


Nikolaus’ Contact Details
M +49 172 454  34 21


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