FRANKFURT – Twenty lawyers based in international law firm Reed Smith’s Frankfurt and Munich offices have been recognized in the latest Best Lawyers® in Germany guide.

The listing demonstrates the firm’s German practice’s strength in arbitration and litigation, banking and finance, competition, corporate, data security, employment, information technology, intellectual property, privacy and tax.

The following lawyers are recognized in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers® in Germany:


Corporate and private equity

  • Octávio De Sousa

Corporate governance, compliance and litigation

  • Rolf Hünermann

Banking and finance

  • Dirk-Peter Flor
  • Simon Grieser

Intellectual property

  • Anette Gärtner


  • Martin Bünning


Arbitration and mediation

  • Oliver Rathje

Banking and finance

  • René Lochmann

Competition / antitrust

  • Michaela Westrup


  • Constantin Conrads

Corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital

  • Justus Binder

Data security, privacy, IT and technology

  • Andreas Splittgerber

Data security, privacy, IT, media and technology

  • Thomas Fischl

Information technology

  • Philipp Süss

Intellectual property and media

  • Alexander R. Klett

Labor and employment

  • Jan Weißgerber


  • Daja Apetz-Dreier

In addition, Frankfurt associate Carina Park (real estate) and Munich associates Christoph Mikyska (intellectual property) and Maria Ottermann (arbitration, mediation and litigation) were included in Best Lawyers® ‘Ones to Watch,' a designation that recognizes outstanding professional excellence in lawyers who are earlier in their careers.

Selection to the Best Lawyers® list of outstanding lawyers is based on an annual peer-review survey.