Dr Stephan Rippert LL.M.

Dr Stephan Rippert LL.M.

Dr Stephan Rippert LL.M.


T +49 89 237140

Attorney-at-Law (New York)
Industries Energy , Health Care & Life Science , Information Tech & Telecommunications

Areas of practice

Dr Stephan Rippert advises on international and national transactions and joint ventures. This involves acting as an advisor throughout the transaction process. He also advises companies on commercial and regulatory matters, particularly in the media, energy, and telecommunications sectors. He also holds a supervisory board mandate in an international group as well as in an international association, and has a very active international advisory practice, mainly in the TMT, Energy and Life Science sectors.


Dr Stephan Rippert studied law at the Universities of Mainz and Munich (both Germany) and at McGeorge School of Law in California (USA). He has been admitted to practise as a lawyer both in Germany and in the USA (NY). Stephan Rippert worked as General Counsel for a US media company in Germany and in New York. Furthermore, he was jointly responsible as a partner for setting up the German office of a large international US law firm in Germany. Stephan Rippert joined Luther in September 2020.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: Recommendation in the category "Media - Entertainment" (first mention in 2017, "In a highlight at transactional level, Stephan Rippert advised AMC Inc. on the acquisition of an international television chain."; "Key figure in the media entertainment sector") and mention in the category "Information Technology - Information Technology and Digitisation" (first mention in 2021)
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommended in "Regulatory Practice" (first recommended in 2021) and "Media Law" (first recommended in 2022)
  • Best Lawyers 2023: Award "Lawyer of the Year" in "Media Law"

  • Advising a company on the acquisition of a Company in the energy services and energy and gas supply sector.
  • Advising the US Government on various sale transactions in Germany
  • Advised Sony Pictures in the sale of a film production company to a French media company
  • Advised a major integrated European energy company, operating in the natural gas and power markets, in the sale of its German subsidiary
  • Advised an international company in its acquisition of a German company with its business focus on electricity and gas
  • Advising an international joint venture between Telefónica SA and Allianz Group on a multi-billion-euro project for the roll-out of a fibre optic network in Germany.
  • Advised a US company on an international asset purchase agreement
  • Advised a technology company in connection with the purchase of shares from a Chinese partner
  • Advised a Dutch company on the sale of its German shareholdings to a Swedish buyer
  • Advising AMC International, an international media group
  • Advising the Müller group on delisting Sachsenmilch AG from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Representing Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in corporate and media law
  • Advising a Japanese Company on the acquisition of a German company in the Life Sciences sector
  • Representing Sony pictures in corporate and media law

Blog posts

  • Deutscher Anwaltsverein
  • New York Bar Association
  • Board Member of MIS
  • Secretary of the Advisory Board of the JV between Telefónica and Allianz Capital Partners