Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pöllath, LL.M.

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Reinhard advises private and institutional owners in corporate, asset and family matters, also as chairman and member of fully codetermined or other supervisory boards and committees, foundations in all legal forms, trusts, funds, as executor, guardian, in arbitration and mediation proceedings and in hundreds of transactions. Since 1980, he has worked for private equity and family offices/endowments in the USA, Asia and Europe. Drawing on his practical experience, he was a lecturer and authored books on corporate acquisitions and successions, funds, charitable and private foundations / trusts, international transactions and investments. His primary public responsibilities today are supervision or management of Beiersdorf AG and other companies, Max Planck Foundation, Confucius Institute, Korea Foundation, Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, etc. 



  • Founding partner of POELLATH in 1997
  • Chairman or member of supervisory boards of large and medium-sized companies; managing director in holding companies; founder or director in Max Planck Foundation and other foundations
  • Partner of a major German law firm (1980-1993), of counsel to a major international law firm (1993-1997), executive director/advisor of a real estate and hotel group (1991, 1993-1996)
  • Admitted to bar in 1977
  • Studied in Regensburg, Munich and Harvard (LL.M.)
German, English, French
“long-standing reputation as an outstanding transaction lawyer”
Chambers Global
“creative, unconventional, extremely experienced”
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien
“exceptional, a very equalizing force in shareholder and family conflicts”
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pöllath, LL.M. (Harvard)
Of Counsel
Attorney-at-Law (Germany)