Thomas advises corporates across a broad range of industries, and banks on syndicated and bilateral lending transactions and loans, evidenced by certificates of indebtedness (Schuldscheindarlehen) for a large variety of financing purposes, including acquisitions, capital expenditure, working capital and project financings. He covers financing transactions from the structuring phase, during documentation and at closing. He also assists his clients on matters arising during the term of a financing transaction and on refinancings.
His previous transactions include advising Tele Columbus on financing for the acquisitions of PrimaCom and pepcom (including a bridge financing ahead of a capital increase) (2015), advising the borrowers on syndicated general corporate purposes facilities for HUGO BOSS and Gerresheimer (2015), advising the lenders on the acquisition financings Merck/Sigma Aldrich and SAP/Concur (2014), advising METRO on a refinancing of a syndicated facility (2014), and advising Schmolz + Bickenbach on a refinancing of a syndicated facility alongside a pre-existing, pari passu secured high yield bond (2014).
Thomas has also recently been engaged in numerous "amend & extend" processes relating to existing financings, including for Klöckner & Co. (2015), the lenders in a financing for Altana (2015), B. Braun and METRO (2014).
Schuldscheindarlehen transactions include B. Braun (2014 and 2015), Premier Oil (2013) and Klöckner & Co. (2010).
Thomas is a member of the firm's India desk.
- Admitted to bar 1993
- University of Tübingen (Dr. jur.)
- Law firm in New York, 1996-1997