Mathias heads the commercial & distribution law practice group of DWF Germany and works predominately on cross-border agreements as well as national and international franchise and trade agent agreements.
Mathias advises on a range of cross-border M&A transactions, corporate and commercial law projects as well as assisting companies on the development or expansion of their operations, with particular expertise in drafting international and national franchising and agency agreements.
Mathias is an internationally educated German Lawyer/Rechtsanwalt and having lived in various countries worldwide (UK, USA, Switzerland and Malaysia), before he joined Deutsche Telekom/ T-Mobile International AG in 2002, first as Senior Legal Counsel and then as Head of the M&A department. Since 2008 he has worked in private practice.
“Mathias is a true professional that has the outstanding ability to close a deal. He‘s a real ‘deal maker’. With two deals we've made together, Mathias has shown the ability to bridge the gaps between both sides. Dealing with international M&A deals, Mathias would do the best job in closing all possible loops and delivers 100% quality legal handling. I feel very lucky to work with him. Whether you're an investor considering investment in Israel or an Israeli company starting to work outside of Israel – Mathias should be your first phone call”.
Yariv Levski, CEO AppReal LLC
“DWF Germany´s team has significantly supported us in our ambitious growth plans. In this context, me and my employees particularly appreciated the promptness and accuracy in the analysis and in the completion of our tasks with respect to distribution law as well as contract law. The advice of Dr. Mathias Reif and his team has been and still is an asset for us, both professionally and personally”.
CaPlast Kunststoffverarbeitungs GmbH - Frederik Schaefer, Managing Partner
“I worked very closely with Mathias on a number of complex transactions over several years. He impressed from the beginning with his organisational talent and his ability to separate the key issues from the detail, getting those key issues dealt with in a timely fashion. I highly recommend him.” Joachim Fleury, Partner and Global Head of TMT at Clifford Chance
“DWF’s experience and expertise is outstanding and has strengthened a long-term partnership between Strasser Capital and DWF. DWF advised us and our subsidiaries in our most challenging transactions, all of which have been successfully closed. Strasser Capital has engaged several teams of DWF headed by Oliver Bolthausen, Dr. Mathias Reif and Andreas Panzer. The result of their legal advisory and strong negotiation was exclusively successful and to our company’s benefit.” Ulrich Bogner, Director Corporate Finance and Investments STRASSERCapital GmbH