Chair of the firm’s European practice group, Timo Rehbock advises on domestic and international corporate and commercial matters. His experience ranges from general commercial contracts to private equity and venture capital investments, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and strategic alliances.
Timo has a strong domestic and an established international corporate and commercial law practice. He has more than a decade of experience in representing clients on complex inbound and outbound matters. Fluent in English, German, French and Spanish, Timo advises clients on acquisition structures for cross-border transactions and investments between the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia. He has led both buy-side and sell-side teams on diverse transactions.
Timo also counsels his clients with respect to global compliance requirements. He represents a variety of businesses in the automotive, food processing, renewable energy, logistics, manufacturing and technology industries. His clients encompass startup businesses, as well as private middle-market and public companies. In addition, Timo serves as the primary outside general counsel for several domestic and multinational companies and strives to provide cost-effective, tailored legal solutions.
Timo is appreciated by his global clientele for serving as a cultural bridge to international business and in particular, those doing business in the U.S. He is a frequent speaker on legal issues in the cross-border arena. His people skills are manifest in his emotional intelligence and the ability to understand diverse perspectives and situations accurately.
Responsive and an active listener, Timo effectively creates and directs client teams that meet and exceed expectations. A devout problem-solver, Timo is at his best serving as a collaborator and trusted adviser to those he serves.
Professional and Community Involvement
Adjunct professor, DePaul College of Law in Chicago
Board of directors, Union League Club of Chicago
Board of trustees, Union League Club of Chicago Boys & Girls Clubs
Member, Rotary One
Member, Big Shoulders Fund Auxiliary Board and Chairman’s Advisory Council
Board member, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest
Member, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Leadership Advisory Council
Former board member, Chicago Human Rhythm Project
Former board member, Chicago Engineers’ Foundation, Union League Club of Chicago
Former board member, International Institute of Legal Writing and Reasoning
Former board member, WorldChicago
The National Law Journal, Chicago’s 40 Under 40, 2013