Thomas heads the IP department of the China Group at Taylor Wessing and assists European and American companies in all aspects of intellectual property rights in China. His advice is characterised by established experience and a strong network in China.
Licensing law, technology and data transfer and R&D are as much a part of his practice as the dialogue with political decision makers. Furthermore, Thomas advises Chinese companies on market entry and litigation in Germany and the EU. These services and the strategically experienced representation in arbitration proceedings in and outside China illustrate the breadth of his expertise in IP and IT law.
|Since 2012||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2011 – 2012||Senior Counsel, Taylor Wessing|
|2006||IP Officer, European Commission/EU Delegation China|
|2003||Associate, Schultz Noack Bärwinkel|
|1998||Research Assistant, Max–Planck–Institut|
|2011||Established as a lawyer, Munich|
|2003||Established as a lawyer, Hamburg|
|2002||Master of European and International Economic Law, LMU Munich|
|2002||Doctoral degree on a comparative IP law theme, University of Passau|
|2001||Established as a lawyer, Munich|
|2000||Second state examination, Munich|
|1997||First state examination, Munich|
|1991–1997||Degree studies, LMU Munich|
Chinese Anti–Monopoly Law, 2014, in Patent Law in Greater China, Edward Elgar Publishing p. 313