Thomas Schulz, LLM

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Attorney and Counselor-at-law, Partner

Private Equity
Mergers & Acquisitions

Thomas Schulz

For more than 30 years Thomas Schulz has advised on cross border M&A transactions for strategic and financial investors particularly in the media, industrial and chemical areas and financial services. He specialises in reorganisations of undertakings and joint ventures. Thomas also advises on corporate governance matters involving enterprises and benefits from his longstanding service as a member of supervisory boards.


  • 3i and Dutch Bakery on the acquisition of Coolback Group
  • International infrastructure fund on the acquisition of data centers
  • Bidder in the auction for the acquisition of Centrotec Climate Systems
  • Circular Resources on the acquisition of Duales System Deutschland Group - Der Grüne Punkt from H.I.G.
  • International investor on the successful public takeover offer in the office property sector
  • Panasonic Corporation on the carve out and sale of Vossloh-Schwabe Group
  • International chemical industry group in the auction for the acquisition of the Methacrylates business from Evonik Industries
  • J. C. Flowers & Co.: Member of the integrated team acting as lead counsel advising on the investment firm’s acquisition of HSH Nordbank
  • Eli Global on the acquisition of Damovo
  • Aleph Capital Partners and Crestview Partners on the €260 million financing of run-off specialist DARAG
  • Lexington Partners on the acquisition of a large part of the media-for-equity portfolio of SevenVentures
  • International chemical industry group on the group’s acquisition of pipelines
  • Payleven Holding on the merger of the Payleven Group with the SumUp Group
  • US consulting business on a complex joint venture


  • 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


Head of Noerr London 2014 - 2022
Member of the supervisory board of CRX Markets AG, Europe's leading marketplace for working capital financing
Chair of the supervisory board of VR Bank Starnberg-Herrsching-Landsberg eG
Counsel with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London (UK)
Legal studies at the University of Munich and LL.M. studies at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (USA)
Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers and the New York Bar


  • Member of the Noerr Japan Desk
  • Member of the Lex Mundi Cross-Border Transactions practice group (


  • Commentaries on sections 150 to 160, 162 to 174 and 257 German Stock Corporation Act, Heidelberger Kommentar zum Aktiengesetz, Bürgers/Körber/Lieder (eds), C.F. Müller Verlag Heidelberg, 5th edition 2021
  • 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