Dr Joachim Reichenberger, LL.M., EMBA (Washington D.C)

Dr Joachim Reichenberger, LL.M., EMBA (Washington D.C)

Dr Joachim Reichenberger, LL.M., EMBA (Washington D.C)


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Tax Advisor
Dipl.-Verwaltungswirt (FH)
Graduate in Business Law

Areas of practice

Dr Joachim Reichenberger is Counsel and a member of the Investment Management Group in Luther's Munich office.

He has many years’ experience advising on cross-border designs. In addition to high-net-worth individuals (including many well-known professional athletes), he also advises renowned businesses. He further advises diverse capital investment companies on (investment) tax issues in the context of transactions, and occupational pension providers on multiple restructurings. One of his special focus areas is dealing with matters at the interface between (wage) tax law and employment and (occupational) social security law, where he can draw on ten years’ experience working as a civil servant. In addition, he focuses on providing tax and social security law advice when it comes to carrying out socially acceptable staff cuts, in which context he advises companies on the optimisation and subsequent implementation of social compensation plans.

Joachim Reichenberger is a lecturer on diverse tax and social security law topics at Dr. Endriss Steuerfachschule and at HAUFE Akademie.


After graduating from the University of Applied Sciences (FHVR) in Wasserburg (Germany), having been awarded a degree in public administration (Diplom-Verwaltungswirt (FH)), Dr Joachim Reichenberger studied law in Bayreuth (Germany) whilst working as a civil servant for the German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme. In Bayreuth, he additionally graduated in business law (Wirtschaftsjurist (Univ. Bayreuth)). After completing his legal training, which included training periods in two large international law firms, Joachim Reichenberger worked for six years as a layer in Bonn (Germany) in a leading law firm that specialised in tax law. Joachim Reichenberger joined Luther in 2019. His doctoral thesis on a tax law topic dealt with the taxation of professional athletes under national and international tax law. Joachim Reichenberger has additionally earned an LL.M. degree, again in the area of tax. In early 2020, he successfully completed an Executive MBA programme in Washington, D.C. (USA). In June 2020, he was admitted to practise as a tax advisor. Joachim Reichenberger speaks German and English. He is a lecturer at Dr. Endriss Steuerfachschule and at HAUFE Akademie and has authored numerous publications on tax law topics and on topics at the interface between tax law and employment and social security law. In 2021, he has been recognised in Best Lawyers and mentioned in The Legal 500.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2021: Listed in "Labour Law"
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommended in "Labour and Employment Law" (first recommended in 2021) and "Tax Law" 

Dr Joachim Reichenberger’s clients include internationally successful professional athletes and other high-net-worth individuals, especially in cross-border constellations. In addition, he advises investment management companies on (investment) tax issues and assists numerous renowned medium-sized businesses and large companies with restructuring measures, in particular staff reduction projects and the implementation of employee participation programmes.

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