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 (2022/2023):  Leading advisors in Lower Saxony in "Corporate Law/M&A"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2022): Recommended in Industry Focus Healthcare and Life Science (‘Oliver Kairies and Hendrik Sehy are characterized by their proven industry expertise and very high level of legal competence. Added to this is her wealth of experience in specific cases of legal issues in the healthcare sector.‘)
  • JUVE Guide (2020/2021):  Leading advisors in Lower Saxony and mentioned among frequently recommended in "Regulated Industries - Healthcare" ("excellent", competitors)
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2020/2021): Mentioned in industry focus Health ('is driving the mandate forward with a high level of personal commitment. He has a wealth of experience in hospital M&A transactions. Oliver Kairies is a very skilful and very successful negotiator and, in addition to the hard facts, also has the corporate cultural implications in mind. Working with him is very pleasant, both professionally and personally'.)
  • JUVE Guide (2019/2020): Mentioned under frequently recommended in "Hospitals, MVZ and pharmacies".
  • JUVE Guide (2018/2019): Listed among frequently recommended lawyers in the category "Hospitals, MVZs and pharmacies"