Dr Ulf Renzenbrink, LL.M.

Dr Ulf Renzenbrink is a founding partner of Renzenbrink & Partner and a member of the corporate department in the Hamburg office. He advises national and international financial investors (listed) corporations, medium-sized (family) companies in all matters of corporate law. His particular focus is on private equity and M&A transactions.

Before joining Renzenbrink & Partner Ulf worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Berlin and Munich.

Since 2013 he is a lecturer for M&A and Private Equity at Leuphana University (Professional School) and he has published several times.

Ulf is chairman of the supervisory board of a large northern German family business and sits on several advisory boards.

  • Awarded by Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt as
    “Lawyer of the Year for Private Equity (2020)”

Rechtsanwalt, 1998
Specialist Lawyer for commercial and corporate law, 2007

First State Exam, University, Higher Regional Court of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, 1995
Magister Iuris Commune, LL.M., University Maastricht, Netherlands, 1995 – 1996
Second State Exam, Court of Appeal Berlin, 1998
Dr. jur., University of Hamburg, 2000

Chambers Global Guide and Chambers Europe 2021:
Nominated among „Top 15 Lawyers“ for Corporate/M&A Mid-Market – Germany

Ulf Renzenbrink is highly valued by his clients for his expertise on the full range of M&A transactions.

Chambers Europe – Private Equity – Germany:
Ulf Renzenbrink is noted by one client for his “lightning-fast understanding of all legal and commercial issues in negotiations.” The same client further adds: “He impresses his counterparts with clear and workable solutions while always maintaining the lead in guiding his client.” Renzenbrink enjoys a wide client roster comprising companies active in the medical technology field.

Chambers Europe – Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market – Germany:
Ulf Renzenbrink enjoys a broad client base ranging from family-owned companies to private equity funds. “He can run a deal and always make sure it does not get bogged down into the details,” reports an impressed interviewee, who adds: “He has good judgement in terms of what is relevant and what is not.”

Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt:
Recommended by his peers for corporate law, M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital law (2022)
Recommended by his peers for corporate law (2020)
“Lawyer of the Year” for Private Equity (2019 – 2020)

Nominated among the “Top 40 Lawyers” in Germany for M&A/Mid-Market and Private Equity (2018 – 2019)

A client describes him as “extremely dedicated and reliable. He works well with the counterparty, has an excellent understanding of business and is very precise and detail-oriented“; other clients describe him as: “an entrepreneurial thinking lawyer with very good business sense“.

Nominated among the leading lawyers in Germany for M&A and private equity.

In the recently published JUVE Handbook 2021/2022, Ulf is described by a client as “enthusiastic, hands-on and solution-oriented” and by a competitor as a lawyer with “impressive transactional experience”.
In earlier JUVE handbooks, he is recommended by one of his clients as “very confident and good in deals” and praised by a competitor with the words “thinks entrepreneurially, always looking for practical solutions”.

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