Rainer Wilke

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions
Compliance & Investigations
Environmental Social and Governance

Rainer Wilke

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.


  • “Provided us with outstanding (i.e. knowledgeable, steadfast and results-oriented) advice as the lead partner in a major transaction. Helped bring the transaction across the finishing line”, The Legal 500 Deutschland
  • One of the best corporate lawyers in Germany, Handelsblatt Best Lawyers (2023)
  • 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)


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


  • 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