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René is a partner in the Firm’s Munich office and a member of the Financial Industry Group of Reed Smith. His practice focuses on banking and finance matters, especially in the fields of real estate finance, acquisition finance and debt restructuring.


  • University of Potsdam, 2005, PhD (Dr. jur.), Wolf-Rüdiger Bub Prize
  • Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, 2002
  • University of San Diego School of Law, 2001, LL.M., Comparative Law, Froman & Wagner LLP Award
  • Munich, Germany, 2000, Second State Bar Exam
  • Munich, Germany, 1998, First State Bar Exam
  • University of Munich, Germany, 1994, Law
  • University of Freiburg, Germany, 1992, Law

  • Germany
  • New York

  • All German Local and District Courts
  • All German Higher Regional Courts

  • Bar Association of Munich

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  • German