Office Managing Partner
Thomas is Office Managing Partner of the Munich office and heads the German Intellectual Property and Technology group of DLA Piper. He specialises in advising German and international corporate clients on all kinds of contentious and non-contentious technology-related matters, with a focus on commercial IT contracts (including e-commerce and m-commerce), outsourcing agreements as well as knowhow and technology transfer agreements. He advises both suppliers and users on all forms of IT contracts, including software licence, software development and system integration agreements, reseller and distribution agreements and software and hardware support agreements.
Thomas also has extensive experience advising companies in the technology, media and commercial sectors on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international and domestic joint ventures, strategic alliances and business partnerships.
Furthermore, Thomas is involved in all aspects of commercial contracts work including supply and services agreements, distribution and agency, joint ventures and many varied trading arrangements.
In addition to that, Thomas has special expertise in advising clients from various industries in product liability matters. He is a member of the German Computer Law Association.