Thomas Schnabel leads our The Built Environment sector group in Germany. He mainly advises clients in real estate transactions and further focuses on contract drafting and negotiations in the area of commercial tenancy law.

His clients include funds, project developers, a large variety of corporate occupiers and investment companies. Major national and international retail companies trust his specialist knowledge in retail matters.

Further, Thomas provides his clients with specialist knowledge in the area of renewable energy and supports investment companies and other clients with the development and the acquisition or sale of wind and solar parks.

Thomas qualified as a lawyer in 1999, joined Osborne Clarke in 2001 and became a partner in 2009.

He is a member of the German Lawyers Association (DAV) working group for tenancy law and real estate as well as a member of the German tenancy law forum. He is co-author of a handbook on commercial tenancy law.

Tobii Dynavox

Osborne Clarke advises Tobii Dynavox on its agreement to acquire Rehadapt Engineering. Read more here

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


Osborne Clarke advises Indian IT group Infosys on acquisition of digital agency Oddity, read more

Galileo Global Education Germany

Osborne Clarke advises Galileo on acquisition of AKAD University, read more

Keen Venture Partners

Osborne Clarke advises Keen Venture Partners on EUR 25 million investment in Lendis, read more

Highland Europe

Osborne Clarke advises Highland Europe on investment in SoSafe, read more


Osborne Clarke has advised DoorDash on USD 750 million Series B financing round of rapid delivery firm Flink SE, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Onit on acquisition of BusyLamp, read more

Allgeier SE

Osborne Clarke advises Allgeier SE on the acquisition of it-novum GmbH, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Fever-Tree on its acquisition of Global Drinks Partnership, read more


Osborne Clarke named "Law Firm of the Year Germany 2020", read more

PT Elegant Textile Industry

Osborne Clarke advises PT Elegant Textile Industry on the acquisition of the majority stake in Spinnerei Lampertsmühle, read more

Ernst & Young (EY)

EY on the €236m sale of Eschborn Plaza by Commerz Real to Aurec Group, read more


Advised Persistent on the acquisition of PARX, read more


Advised Puls on the acquisition of Etasyn, read more


Advised GSA on student accommodation partnership with GIC. 


Advised GSA on the acquisition of the Headquarter portfolio. 

Contact Thomas