Timo Rehbock is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. He is chair of the firm’s European Practice Group and a member of the New York Law Practice Group. He focuses his practice on domestic and international corporate and commercial matters, which range 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 practice. He has more than 10 years of experience in representing clients on complex inbound and outbound matters. He is fluent in four languages and advises clients on acquisition structures for cross-border transactions and investments between the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia and has led both buy-side and sell-side teams on these diverse transactions.
Timo represents a variety of clients in the automotive, food processing, renewable energy, logistics, manufacturing and technology industries. His clients encompass start-up businesses as well as private middle market and public companies. He also serves as the primary outside general counsel for several domestic and multi-national clients and strives to provide cost-effective, tailored legal solutions.
An active member of the community, Timo commits his time to several legal and nonprofit organizations. He serves on the board of directors for the International Institute of Legal Writing and Reasoning in New York and is an adjunct professor at the DePaul College of Law in Chicago. In addition, Timo is on the board of trustees for the Union League Club of Chicago Boys & Girls Clubs and a member of the Auxiliary Board and the Chairman’s Advisory Council for the Big Shoulders Fund in Chicago. He currently sits on the Leadership Advisory Council for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and is a past board member for the Chicago Human Rhythm Project.
Timo received his LL.M. from the University of Cologne, Germany; a Maîtrise en Droit from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France; and earned his J.D. and LL.M. from Cornell Law School.