Dr. Reinhard Hermes


Reinhard, who is qualified both as a German Rechtsanwalt and as an attorney at law (New York), focuses on advising on M&A transactions and joint ventures. He has nearly thirty years of experience in global law firms in New York, Brussels and Frankfurt. Among others, he served for eleven years as a partner of Allen & Overy where he helped establish and grow that firm’s German corporate practice. His clients include German Mittelstand companies and their owners, private equity houses and foreign investors, predominantly from the US, Italy, Benelux, Japan and China. Reinhard served for several years as chairman of the supervisory board of the listed company AIRE GmbH & Co. KGaA, a real estate investment company.

Dr. Rolf Giebeler


Rolf combines longstanding experience as a transaction lawyer with inside knowledge gained as general counsel of large listed companies. From 1993 through 2005, he was a partner of CliffordChance, a leading international law firm, representing large German and international corporations in M&A transactions and international joint ventures. From 2005 through 2010, he served as general counsel of Metro AG, a German blue chip, and from 2015 through 2020 as general counsel of Rheinmetall AG, a defence and automotive supplier listed in the M-DAX. In addition to assisting M&A transactions, he also advises supervisory and executive boards on legal requirements for corporate organization issues including the installation of compliance management systems.

Dr. Anja Breitfeld


Anja is a German Rechtsanwältin as well as an employment law specialist (Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht). Anja’s practice encompasses all aspects of individual and collective labor law, including pensions. Her clients include listed companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises from a wide range of industry sectors as well as professional services firms. Prior to joining Hermes & Giebeler Rechtsanwälte, Anja headed the German employment law practice of Allen & Overy (from 2000 through 2010) and was a partner of the German law firm SALGER Rechtsanwälte (from 2010 through 2017).  

Dr. Werner Mielke


Werner's broad range practice includes M&A, corporate law, antitrust law and litigation. His clients include German and foreign companies from various industry sections, including automotive and software. Prior to joining Hermes & Giebeler Rechtsanwälte on October 1, 2017, he was, among others, partner of the German law firm GÖRG Rechtsanwälte (from 2003 through 2014) and of Andersen Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (from 1999 through 2003).