Thomas has extensive experience of complex merger transactions and has guided numerous clients through European Commission, multi-jurisdictional and German procedures. He also has widespread experience of investigations into anti-competitive practices including EU and national cartel and leniency proceedings.
Thomas is head of the firm's merger skills group. He regularly publishes articles and contributes to leading commentaries on EU antitrust law, and is co-editor of Global Competition Review's Getting the Deal Through: Dominance, a guide to the regulation of dominant firm conduct in 37 jurisdictions worldwide, now in its ninth edition for 2013.
Thomas is a German Rechtsanwalt and was educated at the universities of Bonn, Fordham, NYC and Montpellier. He speaks German, English and French.
Freshfields' antitrust competition and trade practice comprises more than 50 partners and 260 specialists based in Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, the UK and the US. Our coverage of Asia, Europe and the US enables us to advise our clients in competition cases involving many jurisdictions around the world.
This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.
It is not possible to buy entry into any Who's Who Legal publication
Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.