TEL:+49 69 247 411 520
FAX:+49 69 247 411 501
TaunusTurm, Taunustor 1, 60310 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Wilhelm Reinhardt is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group.
Mr. Reinhardt focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, including private equity transactions and joint ventures. He is also very experienced in public M&A transactions, representing both buyers and targets. He further has profound expertise in German corporate law.
The JUVE Handbook 2021/2022 recognizes Mr. Reinhardt as “frequently recommended” for Corporate and M&A. Competitors described him as “multifaceted takeover lawyer“ (JUVE Handbook 2019/2020). He was selected by JUVE Handbook 2018/2019 as one of 11 “leading partners for Corporate Law under 50” in Germany. He is regularly “recommended” for Corporate Law, M&A and Private Equity (Chambers Europe Germany, Chambers Global Germany, The Legal 500 EMEA, The Legal 500 Deutschland, Handelsblatt / The Best Lawyers™ in Germany, Kanzleimonitor). Clients appreciated that Mr. Reinhardt “seeks to advise not only on legal issues, but also in terms of business-relevant topics” (Chambers Europe Germany 2020). One source said: “Technique is something we really value with him. He always has the most up-to-date knowledge and know-how. He links the newest legal decisions with the concrete case and puts this into practice.” (Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2019). Others describe him as: “a very senior, pragmatic and goal-oriented lawyer, who is deeply immersed in the matter and also very helpful in between mandates” (Chambers Global Germany 2022). IFLR1000 lists him among the “highly regarded” lawyers for M&A and Private Equity in Germany in their 2021/22 edition. The Legal 500 Deutschland 2020 and The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 describe Mr. Reinhardt as “expert for public takeovers.” According to references, Wilhelm Reinhardt “is great on P2Ps. Lots of experience navigating the subtle nuances that are so relevant in Germany.” He “develops the right solution with absolute reliability, even in difficult situations, and thus makes a decisive contribution to the success of projects. Complex issues are presented and conveyed in a clear and understandable way. He successfully advocates for the interests of the client.” (The Legal 500 EMEA 2022) WirtschaftsWoche recognized him among Top Lawyers 2020 in Corporate Law in Germany.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Reinhardt was a corporate partner in the Frankfurt office of a renowned US law firm.
Mr. Reinhardt speaks German, English and Japanese.
Representative transactions include advising:
University of Trier - 1997 Dr. jur.
University of Trier - 1995 Law Degree
Germany - Rechtsanwalt