FRANKFURT - Eighteen lawyers based in global law firm Reed Smith’s Frankfurt and Munich offices are recognised in the latest The Best Lawyers in Germany™ guide.

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

The following lawyers are recognised in the 2024 edition:


Corporate and private equity

  • Octávio De Sousa

Banking and finance

  • Dirk-Peter Flor
  • Simon Grieser

Data security and privacy

  • Christian Leuthner


  • 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
  • Christian von Sydow
  • Nikolaus von Jacobs

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 Klett

Labor and employment

  • Jan Weißgerber


  • Daja Apetz-Dreier

In addition, Munich-based associates Maria Otterman (arbitration, mediation and litigation) , Friederike Wilde-Detmering (data security, privacy and information technology) and Matthias Weingut (private equity law) are included as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Germany™, a designation that recognises 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.