Dr Thomas Schulz, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Attorney and Counselor-at-law
Practice Group: Private Equity
Head of Noerr London

Thomas Schulz leads teams advising on cross-border M&A transactions for strategic and financial sponsors. He specialises in the structuring of private equity transactions, in particular their financing.


  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Private equity and corporate finance
  • Corporate law
  • Member of Japan Desk


  • Legal studies at the University of Munich and LL.M. studies at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (USA)
  • Counsel with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London (UK)
  • Member of the supervisory board of CRX Markets AG, a leading provider of supply chain finance solutions
  • Chair of the supervisory board of VR Bank Starnberg-Herrsching-Landsberg eG
  • At Noerr since 1992
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers and the New York Bar

Selected Projects

  • Panasonic Corporation: Carve out and sale of Vossloh-Schwabe Group (2020)
  • Advised bidder for Evonik’s Methacrylat business valued at EUR 3 bill (2019)
  • J. C. Flowers & Co.: part of the integrated team acting as lead counsel advising on the investment firm’s acquisition of HSH Nordbank (2018)
  • Eli Global: Advising the US investor on the acquisition of Damovo (2018)
  • Aleph Capital Partners and Crestview Partners: Advising on the €260 million financing of run-off specialist DARAG (2018)
  • Lexington Partners: Advising on the acquisition of a large part of the media-for-equity portfolio of SevenVentures (2017)
  • International chemical industry group: Advising on the group’s acquisition of pipelines (2016)
  • Payleven Holding: Advising on the merger of the Payleven Group with the SumUp Group (2016)
  • Capita: Advising on the takeover of the customer contact management service provider avocis (2015)
  • American Industrial Partners: Advising on the acquisition of the adhesive business from Anixter (2015)
  • INEOS: Advising the chemicals manufacturer on the acquisition of the solvents business from Sasol (2014)
  • DAX 30 company: Advising on the establishment of a complex joint venture in the service industry (2014)


  • Recommended as a leading expert in M&A and corporate governance, Who’s Who Legal Germany
  • Recommended for private equity, Best Lawyers Germany
  • Leaders individual for corporate/M&A, Chambers Global
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for corporate and M&A, JUVE Handbook


  • Co-chair of the Lex Mundi Cross-Border Transactions practice group (www.lexmundi.com)

Selected Publications

  • Commentaries on sections 170 to 174 and 257 German Stock Corporation Act, Heidelberger Kommentar zum Aktiengesetz, Bürgers/Körber (eds), C.F. Müller Verlag Heidelberg, 4th edition 2017
  • Die Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien, Handbuch, § 8 Auflösung und Abwicklung, Bürgers/Fett (eds), C.H. Beck Verlag München, 2nd edition 2015
  • Source of Secrecy Obligation (with Torsten Fett), Neate: Bank Confidentiality (ed. Gwendoline Griffiths), 6th edition, International Bar Association, 2015