Marco Rau, PhD, LL.M. Senior Counsel for the Ventures team. In his role, Marco supports the team in all legal related topics. Marco has extensive experience in transatlantic licensing as well as technology driven M&A transactions in the life science / pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany group he worked as a lawyer in an international law firm and with Telefónica S.A.. Marco graduated from the University of Mainz, Germany with a Doctorate degree, earned a Master in IP Law (LL.M.) from Queen Mary University of London, a Maîtrise en droit européen from Université Paris XII and is a member of the German-American Lawyers Association. Marco is based in Darmstadt.