Global law firm Reed Smith has been recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Germany. Nineteen Reed Smith lawyers have been ranked as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.

The Reed Smith lawyers, and the practices for which they are recognized, are: 

Daja Apetz-Dreier


Francis Bellen

Arbitration and Mediation; Litigation

Justus Binder

Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Venture Capital Law

Octávio De Sousa

Corporate Law

Thomas Fischl

Media Law, Information Technology Law

Anette Gärtner

Intellectual Property Law

Thomas Gierath

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Simon Grieser

Banking and Finance Law

Rolf Hünermann

Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice; Litigation

Volker Kammel

Financial Institutions

Alexander R. Klett

Intellectual Property Law

Stefan Kugler

Banking and Finance Law

Oliver Rathje

Arbitration and Mediation

Tilman Siebert

Competition / Antitrust Law

Andreas Splittgerber

Data Security and Privacy Law; Information Technology Law

Christian Thomas Stempfle

International Arbitration; Product Liability Litigation; Transportation Law

Philipp Süss

Information Technology Law

Jan Weißgerber

Labor and Employment Law

Michaela Westrup

Competition / Antitrust Law


The Best Lawyers® list of outstanding lawyers is based on an annual peer-review survey. It was first published in the U.S. over 30 years ago and is now published in almost 70 countries around the world.