Thomas is an expert in German and European commercial agent, franchise and authorized dealer law.

He specializes in drafting and negotiating R&D, purchasing, project and distribution agreements in a German and international context.

He also advises clients on industry issues like the connected car, autonomous driving, carsharing and modern distribution concepts.

Thomas also has particular experience in all competition law matters that arise from distribution agreements, advising on distribution models and cooperations between competitors, as well as in coordinating complex cross-border projects, such as new product launches. He regularly represents his clients – mainly automotive, chemicals and consumer goods companies – in proceedings in and out-of-court, in particular in complex supply chain disputes involving claims for damages.

Thomas is also a well-versed product liability lawyer, having coordinated several German and European-wide recalls. He regularly trains employees in distribution and competition compliance.

Prior to joining Osborne Clarke’s Munich office in 2017, Thomas was a counsel of an international law firm. He regularly lectures and publishes on distribution and competition law topics and for many years was a commercial law lecturer at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.

Thomas is repeatedly recommended as an expert for contract law by in-house lawyers in the current kanzleimonitor.de.