Thomas Schulz, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Attorney and Counselor-at-law
Practice Group: Private Equity
Practice Group: Mergers & Acquisitions

Thomas Schulz leads teams advising on multiple cross-border M&A transactions for strategic and financial sponsors. He specialises in the structuring of private equity transactions, in particular their financing. Until mid 2022 he was head of the London office of Noerr.


  • 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)
  • Chair of the supervisory board of VR Bank Starnberg-Herrsching-Landsberg eG
  • Member of the supervisory board of CRX Markets AG, Europe's leading marketplace for working capital financing
  • With Noerr since 1992, since 2014 based in the London office
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers and the New York Bar

Selected Projects

  • Circular Resources: Advising on the acquisition of Duales System Deutschland Group - Der Grüne Punkt von H.I.G. (2022)
  • International investor: Advice on the successful public takeover offer in the office property sector (2021)
  • Panasonic Corporation: Carve out and sale of Vossloh-Schwabe Group (2020)
  • International chemical industry group: Advising the bidder in the auction for the acquisition of the Methacrylates business from Evonik Industries (2019)
  • J. C. Flowers & Co.: Member 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)


  • 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


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

Selected Publications

  • 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