Michael Rinas Partner

Michael Rinas



Areas of expertise

  • Corporate / M&A
  • Real estate
  • Financial services

Special sector knowledge

  • Financial services
  • Real estate
  • Consumer
  • Industrials


  • German
  • English

Brief biography

  • since 2016 part of Mazars Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • 2008-2016 PwC / PwC Legal
  • 2004-2008 International commercial law firms (Tokyo, Berlin, Nuremberg)
  • 2002-2004 Legal clerkship in Berlin, Tokyo, Pretoria
  • Studied law and Japanese studies in Berlin and Master's degree in law in Tokyo and London


Michael Rinas joined Mazars as a partner in 2016 and is responsible for legal and tax advice in the area of asset management/investment management within the law firm. Previously, he worked for many years in the Asset Management/Investment Management department at pwc in Berlin. Michael Rinas focuses on legal and tax advice to companies in the financial sector and provides comprehensive advice on strategic orientations of financial companies and banks, licensing procedures, structuring of investment funds and financing as well as legal and tax transaction advice for investment funds. Simultaneously, Michael Rinas advises young companies ("start-ups", "FinTechs") as well as their shareholders and financiers on strategic, corporate, regulatory and tax issues and develops concepts together with clients to advance digitalisation in the financial sector. One area is comprehensive advice in the area of virtual currencies and global ICO procedures.

Lecturing / teaching assignments

  • EBS University of Business and Law


  • KAGB - Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch - Band 1 Kapitalanlagerecht, Frankfurter Kommentar, R&W Verlag, 2016, Co-Kommentato

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