Reinhard studied Economics at the University of Regensburg. After passing the professional qualifications of German chartered auditor, tax advisor and US CPA he worked for more than 10 years in the field of international financial reporting and taxation in the private sector in Germany.
He joined the European Commission DG MARKT in 2006 dealing with the endorsement of international financial reporting standards IFRS in the EU. In September 2014, he joined DG TAXUD where he was in charge of developing policy proposal in the area of administrative cooperation and exchange of information including the automatic exchange of tax rulings (DAC3), CBCR (DAC4), and reporting obligations for intermediaries (DAC6). After the successful adoption of new reporting obligations for digital platforms end of 2020 (DAC7) he and his team are now working on new reporting and exchange framework on crypto-assets and e-money.
As assistant to the Director General of DG TAXUD he was in charge of direct and indirect tax matters. Since June 2020 he is responsible for the work direct tax policy and cooperation. Other files under the responsibility of his unit are withholding tax relief procedures, transfer pricing and following Pillar 1 of the OECD work as well as dispute resolution mechanisms in the area of taxation.