Dr Thorsten Reinhard

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer) and Notar, Frankfurt a. M.
Practice Group: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Thorsten Reinhard's client base comprises multinational groups, financial sponsors and family-owned businesses. He frequently advises on cross-border transactions. His main focus is on mergers and acquisitions, in particular in distressed/restructuring set-ups, and private equity. As a corporate lawyer, Thorsten has special expertise in complex reorganisations such as cross-border mergers and the formation of European Companies (SEs). He was appointed as a notary in 2014.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Distressed M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Reorganisations
  • Notary


  • Legal studies at the Universities of Münster and Poitiers (France)
  • Summer associate at McKinsey & Company and Morgan Stanley
  • Worked in Düsseldorf and London for an international law firm
  • At Noerr since 2005
  • Admitted to the Frankfurt am Main Chamber of Lawyers and Chamber of Notaries

Selected Projects

  • MicroFocus: Advising on the company’s sale of SUSE to EQT
  • ISS Group: Advising the group on various strategic projects
  • Vonovia: Advising the residential property company on cross-border reorganisations
  • RIB Software AG: Advising on the company’s conversion into a European Company
  • Shareholders of FRIMO Group: Advising the shareholders on the investment by DBAG
  • Oddo: Advising the financial group on the acquisition of Meriten Investment Management GmbH
  • AFINUM: Advising on the acquisition of a stake in Avantgarde Group
  • ABN AMRO: Advising the bank on the acquisition of the domestic private banking activities of Credit Suisse Germany
  • Insolvency administrator: Advising insolvency administrator Tobias Hoefer on various disposals (SH+E, centrotherm, AKsys)
  • Görtz: Advising the company on the investment by AFINUM
  • Trivago shareholders: Advising the shareholders on the sale to Expedia
  • ARAG AG/ARAG Rechtsschutz AG: Advising the insurance companies on their conversions in-to European Companies
  • DBAG: Advising on the sale of an interest in Novopress


  • Recommended as one of the "most highly regarded" M&A lawyers in Germany, Who’s Who Legal Germany (2019) – "remarkable lawyer”, “first-class transactional work”
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for M&A and corporate, JUVE (2018/2019)
  • Acknowledged as one of the "best German Corporate Lawyers" (Wirtschaftswoche 2019)
  • Recommended as a leading expert in M&A and corporate, Best Lawyers (2020)
  • Recommended as "notable practitioner" for M&A and Private Equity, IFLR1000 (2019)


  • Supervisory boards of ISS Facility Services Holding GmbH (chairman), ISS Communication Services GmbH (chairman) and ISS Energy Services GmbH
  • Supervisory board of ecotel communication ag (listed company)
  • Supervisory board of Wackler Holding SE

Selected Publications

  • Commentary on §§ 16 III, 28, 23 SchVG, Reinhard/Schall, Gesetz über Schuldverschreibungen aus Gesamtemissionen, de Gruyter 2020
  • Notarielle Tätigkeit im Rahmen des Schuldverschreibungsgesetzes, Hauschild/Kallrath/Wachter, Notarhandbuch, Gesellschafts- und Unternehmensrecht, C.H. Beck 2017
  • Joint Ventures, Wachter, Handbuch des Fachanwalts für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, ZAP Verlag 2014
  • Schwellenwerte bei der Unternehmensmitbestimmung – Wann beginnt die Mitbestimmung? (with Thomas Lambrich), NJW 2014, p. 2229
  • Anfechtungsrisiko für den Unternehmensverkäufer aus der Veräußerung von Gesellschafterdarlehen? (with Christian Schützler), ZIP 40/2013, pp. 898 et seq.
  • Europäische Gesellschaftsformen, Saenger et al., Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, Nomos Verlag 2011