Reinhard Pöllath is a founding partner of P+P Pöllath + Partners. He specialises in corporate acquisitions, business successions, private asset management, funds, financial products, tax planning, foundations, trusts, and pro bono activities. He is ranked among the "best of the best" in all his practice areas.
Reinhard studied in Germany and the USA (LLM, Harvard, 1974), and was a partner and counsel of law firms and various companies, including executive director/adviser of a real estate and hotel group as well as the CEO of a large consumer goods company. He serves as chair, committee chair, or member of the board of several public and private companies; he is also an honorary professor at the University of Münster.
Reinhard is the founder and chair of foundations for third world aid (www.up-microloans.de); human rights; Chinese language and culture (www.konfuzius-muenchen.de, www.exoriente.org); fundraising for the Max Planck Society (www.maxplanckfoundation.org) and social entrepreneurship.
P+P Pöllath + Partners is an internationally operating German law firm, whose more than 115 lawyers and tax advisers in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich provide high-end legal and tax advice.
The firm focuses on transactional advice and asset management. P+P partners regularly advise on corporate/M&A, private equity and real estate transactions of all sizes. P+P has achieved a leading market position in the structuring of private equity and real estate funds and tax advice and enjoys an excellent reputation in corporate matters as well as in asset and succession planning for family businesses and high net worth individuals.
P+P partners serve as members of supervisory and advisory boards of well-known companies. They are regularly listed in domestic and international rankings as the leading experts in their respective areas of expertise.
WWL says: Reinhard Pöllath is an “extremely impressive practitioner” known for handling complex tax and M&A-related disputes.
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