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Birgit Reese


Birgit Reese
English, German
Practice Group

Birgit Reese has more than 16 years of experience in domestic and cross-border, public and private M&A transactions. Furthermore, she advises on reorganisations, corporate governance and corporate compliance issues. Birgit focuses on insurance and reinsurance companies, financial institutions and the automotive industry.

Various leading directories such as JUVE, Chambers and Best Lawyers frequently identify Birgit as one of the leading practitioners in the fields of M&A and corporate insurance.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Birgit worked as a partner for two other major international law firms. She regularly speaks and publishes on various M&A topics.

Clients say that she "has a broad knowledge and is very hard-working."

Chambers Europe, 2017

Representative experience

Advising BHF-BANK AG on its sale by Deutsche Bank and on the sale of Frankfurter Fondsbank GmbH to Fidelity.*

Advising Elster Group SE as the target company of a friendly takeover by Melrose PLC.*

Advising Nomura on the contemplated acquisition of Delta Lloyd's German insurance business.*

Advising HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG on the conversion into a European Company (SE).*

Advising Perry Capital on the restructuring of LEG Immobilien Group and the IPO of LEG Immobilien AG.*

Advising Perry Capital on several placement of shares of LEG Immobilien AG in accelerated bookbuilding proceedings.*

Advising Schaeffler Group on the sale of REGE Group and on the disposal of LuK Fahrzeug-Hydraulik GmbH & Co. KG.*

Advising Schaeffler Group on the acquisition of Raytech Composites Europe GmbH and on the acquisition of the Renold automotive business.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions


  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Schleswig-Holstein, 1999
  • First State Exam in Law, Kiel University, 1996


  • German-American Lawyers Association (DAJV)
  • Corporate Law Association (VGR)
  • Association of German Lawyers (DJT)


Recommended lawyer for Insurance: Transactional

Chambers Europe


Recommended lawyer for corporate advice to insurers

JUVE handbook


Recommended lawyer for corporate law

JUVE handbook


Included for insurance law

Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany


Included for M&A

Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany

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