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Rainer Kreifels

Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Head of Germany

About Rainer

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. With 25 years of experience, Rainer has served as counsel in numerous M&A transactions. 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 2015/2016 as a frequently recommended M&A and venture capital lawyer. He is also listed in European Legal Experts 2014 as frequently recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A. PLC Which Lawyer recommends Rainer for Germany - Venture Capital.


Partner at Pinsent Masons, since 2012; Member of the firm’s global Board, since November 2015; Head of Germany, since May 2016

Partner at a technology law firm, Munich, 2007

Partner at a US law firm, Munich and Boston, 2001

Associate at a German corporate law firm and at international auditors, Munich and Frankfurt a.M., 1992

Admission as Rechtsanwalt, 1992

Studied law at the University of Cologne and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich


  • Acting for a US software company on its acquisition of a German software company
  • Acting for an international business group on its sale of its multinational plastic sheet division to an internationally operating Swiss technology company
  • Acting for a German automotive supplier in its acquisition of a factory from a US competitor
  • Acting for a German telecommunication company on its sale of its internet hosting business
  • Acting for a US biotech on its €700 million strategic alliance with a Swiss multinational health-care company
  • Acting for a German software company on its trade sale to a Finnish multinational communications and information technology company
  • Acting for a German seed company on various acquisitions in Germany and abroad
  • Acting in well over 200 other M&A transactions and VC financings over the last decade

Publications/Speaking Engagements

Rainer is publisher of the legal study "Tech M&A in Germany".