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Thorsten Rohde, Mag. iur. (Dublin)

Thorsten Rohde, Mag. iur. (Dublin) is a founding partner and heads the Frankfurt office of ROHDE BAIER.

In the context of national and cross-border corporate transactions, Thorsten advises on commercial and corporate law with a particular focus on M&A, private equity, venture & growth capital and search funds. He sees his role as a sparring partner for managers and decision-makers not only on core legal issues. Clients praise his "strong commercial understanding" and "technical implementation strength" as well as his "exceptional personal commitment" and "drive to achieve goals". 

Before founding ROHDE BAIER, Thorsten worked for a renowned US law firm. He is admitted to the bar in Germany and works in German and English. 

Thorsten regularly comments, publishes and discusses current developments in law and business on LinkedIn and elsewhere. He is the editor of the Kick-off Call podcast (  


Advising the sellers on the 100% sale of regelmatic to Dussmann Technical Solutions.

TIER Mobility AG

Advising TIER Mobility AG on the takeover of the bike sharing provider nextbike.


Advising FNZ on the acquisition of Diamos.

Toyota Industries Corporation

Advising Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) on the acquisition of all shares in the viastore Group.


Advising Nestlé on the acquisition of a majority stake in Ankerkraut GmbH and a related shareholders' agreement.


Advising Zalando on the acquisition of a majority stake in Highsnobiety, one of the world's most influential media brands for street style and new luxury culture.

vc trade GmbH

Advising vc trade GmbH on the financing round with Bayern LB, Helaba and Raiffeisen Bank International as investors.


Advising Jenoptik AG on the sale of the military technology division Vincorion to the financial investor STAR Capital.

Dr Johannes Baier

Dr. Johannes Baier is a founding partner and heads the Munich office of ROHDE BAIER.

Johannes primarily advises on corporate, commercial and property law and guides national and cross-border transactions with a particular focus on succession in medium-sized companies as well as private equity and venture & growth capital. He is guided by the commercial success of entrepreneurs and decision-makers, whom he supports as part of a closely coordinated team. Clients recommend Johannes as "precise yet pragmatic" and appreciate his "mediating skills in tense situations".

Before founding the law firm, Johannes worked as interim corporate counsel for a listed biotech company and for a leading international commercial law firm. He is admitted to the German Bar and advises in German and English.

Johannes also comments, publishes and discusses current legal and economic developments and is a regular guest on various formats. Johannes also publishes the podcast Kick-off Call ( together with Thorsten and the ROHDE BAIER team.


Advising on the sale of the Commercial Vehicles business to Meritor, Inc.


Advising on the acquisition of LSG Group, a leading global airline caterer, from Deutsche Lufthansa AG


Advising on the acquisition of the printing plate manufacturer AGFA Offset Solutions from AGFA-Gevaert NV


Advising a leading global fast food franchise group on a group-wide spin-off



Of Counsel

Of Counsel

Dr Lutz Krämer

Dr Lutz Krämer is Of Counsel in the Frankfurt office of ROHDE BAIER.

Lutz advises decision-makers, primarily management and supervisory board members, in particular in the areas of corporate governance, compliance, capital market communication and boardroom advice. Lutz has more than twenty years of experience as a partner of leading global law firms in the areas of corporate takeovers, capital increases, IPOs and boardroom advice.

As the long-standing head of the corporate and capital markets departments of a leading US commercial law firm, our clients benefit from his unique experience and industry knowledge. His advisory style is characterised by precise recommendations for action, even in complex situations, with a great understanding of the economic interests of the parties. This makes him an indispensable sparring partner for our clients.

Lutz is admitted as a lawyer in Germany and is also a banker with several years of experience as in-house counsel at a major German bank. He advises in German and English and has been recommended for decades by Juve, Kanzleimonitor and Chambers as well as other law firm directories as a leading lawyer in his practice.

Dr Lutz Krämer brings with him the experience of more than forty IPOs and capital increases as well as fifteen company takeovers on the bidder and target company side. 


Advising Deutsche Lufthansa AG on its cash capital increase with gross proceeds of EUR 2.14 billion.

KKR - Springer takeover

Advising the investment bank Allen & Co. on the takeover offer to the outside shareholders of the media group Axel Springer SE by the financial investor KKR with a valuation of Axel Springer SE in the amount of EUR 6.8 billion.


Advising GfK SE on the merger with US company NielsenIQ with a total transaction volume of over USD 6 billion.


Advising Jenoptik AG on the sale of the military technology division Vincorion to the financial investor STAR Capital.

Sebastian Pleyer

Sebastian Pleyer advises ROHDE BAIER as Marketing & BD Manager.

As a trained banker (IHK) and self-employed photographer (HWK), Sebastian combines unique skills in business and creativity. Sebastian is not only a successful company founder, but also brings valuable experience from previous work for a renowned Magic Circle law firm and international credit institutions.

Sebastian stands out for his exceptional interdisciplinary expertise, particularly in the areas of digitalisation and business development. At ROHDE BAIER, Sebastian is instrumental in developing and implementing innovative marketing strategies that drive the firm's growth and success.

Manager - Marketing | BD

Manager - Marketing | BD

Legal employee

Legal employee

Konstantin Sattler

Konstantin Sattler is a legal associate in the Frankfurt office of ROHDE BAIER.

He supports ROHDE BAIER in M&A and VC transactions as well as on questions of general corporate law. Konstantin is a student at EBS University of Business and Law and worked as a trainee at Wiesbaden District Court and for a notary's office in Rhineland-Palatinate before joining ROHDE BAIER.

Anna Schmidt

Anna Schmidt is responsible for the HR & Events functions at ROHDE BAIER's Frankfurt office.

Anna has also been working for a listed insurance group based in Munich for over ten years, currently as a senior associate in the role of team leader.

Her in-depth knowledge in the areas of personnel recruitment and development as well as employee qualification is a decisive factor for the dynamic growth of ROHDE BAIER. Anna's strategic vision and her ability to motivate and inspire people make her indispensable as a manager at ROHDE BAIER.

HR & Events

HR & Events

Head of Barketing


Head of Barketing


Tamar is Head of Barketing at ROHDE BAIER in Frankfurt.

Our head of marketing advises the law firm in particular on topics such as client retention, work-life balance and soft skills.

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