Dr Thomas Grünvogel 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.

RS Group plc

Osborne Clarke advises RS Group plc on the EUR 365m acquisition of Distrelec B.V. Read more here.

Allcargo Logistics

Osborne Clarke advises Allcargo Logistics on the acquisition of shares in Fair Trade GmbH, read more

Weinert Industries AG

Osborne Clarke advises Weinert Industries AG on the acquisition of three Leoni subsidiaries

Addtech Nordic AB

Osborne Clarke advises Addtech Nordic AB on acquisition of systerra computer GmbH, read more

Framode GmbH

Osborne Clarke advises Framode GmbH (Pimkie Germany) on protective shielding procedures, read more


Osborne Clarke advises A-Gas on acquisition of Arthur Friedrichs Kaeltemittel, read more

Goodix Technology

Osborne Clarke advised Goodix Technology on acquisition of Commsolid, read more

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