Ulrich Reers Partner Co-Head of Capital Markets, Germany

Speaks:  English, German

Qualified: 2003 - Rechtsanwalt, Germany

Primary office:  Frankfurt

Ulrich Reers

Ulrich Reers specialises in providing legal advice in the context of capital market transactions with a focus on share placements and stock exchange listings as well as public takeovers and M&A transactions involving listed companies. He has been advising on share and bond issues including IPOs, rights issues and secondary placements for more than fifteen years - often at the interface with private equity.

He has gained in-depth experience in IPOs of German companies in the Netherlands and the USA as well as in the life sciences and real estate sectors. His advice also includes issues of digital securities (crypto token).

Ulrich studied law at the Universities of Münster (Germany) and Paris-X Nanterre (France), where he earned the grade Maîtrise en Droit in 1998. Ulrich began his career as a lawyer in 2003 at Buse Heberer Fromm followed by three years in the legal department of Hudson Advisors, the asset manager of Lone Star Funds specialised in distressed investments. At the beginning of 2008, he joined the corporate and capital markets team at Linklaters. During that time, he was seconded to the legal department for capital markets and M&A of Commerzbank.

Since 2011, he had been a partner at Taylor Wessing in the Corporate / Capital Markets group. In May 2023, Ulrich joined Gowling WLG as a partner in the Frankfurt office.


  • Formycon AG on the EUR 70 million private placement of new shares
  • Vivoryon Therapeutics N.V. on its EUR 30 million private placement of new shares and warrants
  • Formycon AG on the EUR 650 million acquisition of biosimilar assets as part of a strategic partnership with ATHOS.
  • Vivoryon Therapeutics N.V. on its EUR 21 million private placement of new shares
  • Hauck & Aufhäuser and mBank on the voluntary public exchange offer of Vita 34 AG to the shareholders of Polish PBKM
  • STOKR S.A. on the public offer of tokenized profit participation rights
  • Vivoryon Therapeutics AG on its cross-border transformation into a Dutch N.V.
  • Centogene N.V. on a EUR 28 million follow-on capital increase
  • Brockhaus Capital Management AG (today Brockhaus Technologies AG) on its IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • 123fahrschule SE on its reverse IPO and several follow-on capital increases
  • Centogene N.V. on its listing on NASDAQ stock exchange
  • InflaRx N.V. on its listing on NASDAQ stock exchange
  • DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG and ODDO SEYDLER Bank on the voluntary public exchange offer of DEMIRE to the shareholders of Fair Value REIT-AG
  • Probiodrug AG on its listing on Euronext Amsterdam

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2023

    • Career
      April 2023
      Gowling WLG (UK), Partner
  • 2020

    • Rankings & Awards
      Best Lawyers in Germany
  • 2011

    • Career
      November 2011
      Taylor Wessing, Partner
  • 2008

    • Education
      January 2008
      Linklaters LLP, Managing Associate
  • 2005

    • Career
      January 2005
      Hudson Advisors Germany GmbH, senior legal counsel
  • 2003

    • Career
      July 2003
      Buse Heberer Fromm, Associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Rechtsanwalt, Germany
  • 2000

    • Education
      University of Münster
  • 1998

    • Education
      Université de Paris - Nanterre