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Pinsent Masons Germany LLP

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Pinsent Masons Germany LLP, Rainer Kreifels, Munich, GERMANY

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Rainer Kreifels

Work +49 89 203043 532
Pinsent Masons LLP

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Corporate and M&A.


As COO, Rainer has responsibility for the operation of the firm in Germany. His legal practice is specialised on corporate and securities law with a focus on M&A transactions and VC financing. With 20 years of experience, Rainer has served as counsel in numerous M&A transactions and VC financings. He also has broad experience as counsel of emerging growth companies and of international companies doing business in Germany. Rainer is listed in the German legal directory JUVE Handbuch 2011/2012 as a frequently recommended M&A and venture capital lawyer. He is also listed in European Legal Experts 2012 as frequently recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A. PLC Which Lawyer recommends Rainer for Germany - Venture Capital.


Qualified 1992 – trained Coopers + Lybrand – Associate Heiss & Partner – partner Wilmerhale 2001-2006 – Partner m law group 2007 06/2012 – Partner Pinsent Masons since 07/2012.


German, English.


German bar.


Admitted to the bar - 1992, Universities of Cologne & Munich.

London: Risk advisory


Within: Brexit

Pinsent Masons LLP's multidisciplinary, cross-border Brexit advisory team assists clients with all aspects of their preparations, including scenario planning, contract risk assessments and renegotiations, and employment audits, among other matters. Clare Francis is leading the firm's advice to clients on a cutting-edge commercial contracts product, Brexit Contracting Solutions, which use Artificial Intelligence to assess the impact of Brexit on existing contract portfolios in a fast and efficient manner, as well as assessing broader supply chain risks. Euan Smith provides corporate immigration support along with Joanne Hennessy. Iain Connor advises clients from sectors, such as IT and pharmaceuticals, on likely intellectual property issues post-Brexit. A notable feature of the Brexit team is that it includes a public policy unit, which is led by Andrew Henderson, and assists clients with building a case for how they want Brexit to work for them, and how they can put this forward to key influencers. Robbie Owen leads the government affairs team, which includes Francis Tyrrell, and focuses on the process for Brexit-related legislation and its constitutional implications. Outside of the UK, Christoph Maurer in Paris and Munich-based Rainer Kreifels are other key figures. Guy Lougher is the overall head of the Brexit advisory team, which also features Alan Davis, Elizabeth Budd and Caroline Ramsay.

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