Rainer Wilke

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Co-Head Düsseldorf office
Practice Group: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Rainer Wilke, an internationally leading corporate M&A lawyer, advises German and global clients on the full range of corporate transactions as well as management and supervisory boards on corporate and capital markets law matters.


  • National and international M&A transactions
  • Restructuring
  • Joint-Venture transactions
  • Privatisation


  • Studied law at the University of Bonn and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Partner in the Corporate/M&A department of an international law firm in Düsseldorf
  • At Noerr since 2020


  • One of the best corporate lawyers in Germany, Handelsblatt Best Lawyers (2018)
  • Regularly featured and recommended by leading publications such as Chambers, The Legal 500 and JUVE Handbook in the areas of corporate law and M&A
  • “Rainer Wilke is ‘extremely resilient, strategic and flexible’”, The Legal 500 EMEA (2016)


  • Working Committee for Insolvency Law in Cologne
  • German American Lawyer’s Association (DAJV)
  • German Bar Association
  • German Corporate Law Association (VGR)
  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS)
  • German-Israeli Lawyers’ Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Alumni of Harvard Law School Executive Education