Dr Oliver Kairies

Dr Oliver Kairies

Dr Oliver Kairies


T +49 511 5458 17643

Industries Health Care & Life Science

Areas of practice

Dr Oliver Kairies specialises in assisting and coordinating complex, competitive tendering procedures, privatisations, and restructuring projects. He also coordinates national and international corporate transactions as well as assisting investors, sponsors, and athletes in issues concerning sports law. At Luther, Dr Kairies leads the Health Care & Life Science sector.


After finishing his vocational training in banking, Dr Oliver Kairies studied law in Hanover, which included training posts in Frankfurt and London. He received his doctorate in 2001 and was admitted to the bar the same year. He joined Luther’s predecessor firm in 2001.

Honors and distinctions
  • JUVE Guide 2023/2024: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" in "M&A"
  • JUVE Guide 2022/2023: Award "Leading Advisors in Lower Saxony" in "Corporate/M&A" (first award in 2021/2022)
  • JUVE Guide 2022/2023: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" in "Regulated Industries - Healthcare" (first listing in 2018/2019) ("Good at transactions in the health sector", competitor)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: Recommendation in "Industry Focus - Healthcare" (first recommendation in 2020, "The law firm and in particular the team around Oliver Kairies work together in a very trusting and transparent manner. The family and medium-sized environment in the firm contributes to this. As a client, you always get the best team for the issue at hand. Internal structures do not pose any perceptible hurdles for the client.") and mention "City Focus Hannover" (first recommendation in 2023)