Thomas is currently serving as one of the firm's co-managing partners.
He has been a partner in our M&A practice since 1996. Thomas primarily advises financial investors on M&A projects and joint ventures that centre greatly on aspects relating to real estate law.
Thomas was instrumental in establishing Hengeler Mueller's real estate practice. He was involved in a variety of the largest and highest-profile transactions in the German real estate sector in recent years, having advised in particular major international private equity and sovereign wealth funds, as well as strategic national investors, on a wide range of real estate and corporate law issues. His advising covers all asset classes, notably commercial real estate, logistics properties and residential property portfolios.
Highlights from his recent work include assisting Blackstone in connection with a number of transactions relating to office, residential and logistics properties (for example the acquisition of OFFICEFIRST and Dream Global REIT, the acquisition of the MesseTurm and the sale of The Squaire), advising KKR on its acquisition of several large residential property portfolios and providing assistance to a sovereign wealth fund purchasing an interest in Berlin's Sony Center.
Thomas has been named as one of the leading commercial real estate lawyers in all distinguished legal publications, including JUVE, Chambers, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.
- Admitted to bar 1991
- University of Augsburg
- Foreign Associate Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, 1993-1994
- Co-Managing Partner since 2022