Dr. Frank Thiäner

+49 (89) 24240-322 call


Frank advises shareholders, investors and companies on M&A transactions. His focus is on private equity, family-owned enterprises and cross-border transactions. He also advises on venture capital transactions and succession planning. His clients include well-known German and international private equity funds, owners of medium-sized companies and private investors. 

Clients appreciate his understanding of economics, his many years of transactional experience, and his efficient and goal-oriented negotiation skills. He is determined, friendly and has a British sense of humor.



  • Partner at POELLATH since 2008
  • Chair of the Private Equity Sub-Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) (2015-2016), prior Vice-Chair (2013-2014)
  • Co-Founder of Munich M&A Forum e.V.
  • Lecturer for M&A at University of Muenster (since 2006)
  • Associate in an international law firm in London (1999-2002)
  • Admitted to the bar in 1999; admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2000
  • Trainee in Hamburg and London (1996-1999)
  • Assistant at University of Heidelberg (1994-1996)
  • Studied law in Bonn, Lausanne and Heidelberg (1989-1994)
German, English
“He is an excellent negotiator and is very commercial.”
Dr. Frank Thiäner
Attorney-at-Law, Solicitor (England and Wales)
frank.thianer@pplaw.com +49 (89) 24240-322 +49 (89) 24240-999
Susanne Boes, Simone Taran, Tatjana Aich