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Dr. Thorben Rein

T +49 40 3008510-0
F +49 40 3008510-99
M +49 151 1241 9298
E-Mail t.rein@lswf.de

Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions

Dr. Thorben Rein was admitted to the bar in 2007 and is a Partner with Leo Schmidt-Hollburg Witte & Frank since 2013. His practice focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and litigation.


Partner with Leo Schmidt-Hollburg Witte & Frank (2013 to date) and Attorney-at-law with Löhde Leo Schmidt-Hollburg & Witte (2007 to 2013)

Certified Specialist for corporate and commercial law

Doctorate degree from the University of Hamburg

Studies of law at the University of Munich

Scholarship grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and doctorate at the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg. Doctorate in capital markets law. Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (2007)


Juve: Corporate Law (every year since 2014).

Best Lawyers: Corporate Law Germany (every year since 2017) and M&A Germany (every year since 2019)

Deutschlands beste Anwälte (Handelsblatt): Corporate Law (every year since 2018), M&A (every year since 2020)

“Top professional; pragmatic solutions” (competitor, Juve 2022/23)

“Excellent corporate and litigation lawyer with excellent negotiating skills, assertive with an eye for business” (client, Juve 2021/22)

“Excellent teamwork also across law firm boundaries” (competitor, Juve 2015/16)”

“Fantastic teamwork that goes beyond the firm’s boundaries” (competitor, JUVE 2016)


Wiese (Hrsg.), Unternehmensnachfolge – Steuerliche und rechtliche Gestaltung, 1. Aufl. 2021 (co-author chapter 21 „partnerships“)

Disclosure requirements and liability in securities issues, reform and reform considerations (2009)