Thomas Schubert > Dentons > Berlin, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
MARKGRAFENSTRASSE 33
10117 BERLIN
Germany

Work Department

Co-Head of Europe Energy Regulatory, Corporate

Position

Thomas Schubert, LL.M. (Boston) is a Corporate / M&A partner in Dentons’ Berlin office. He is head of the European Venture Technology Group and co-head of the European Energy Regulatory Group. Thomas focusses on advising national and international companies and investors on M&A transactions, corporate reorganizations and insolvencies. Furthermore, he advises clients on private equity transactions, venture capital investments and joint ventures. Thomas’ main area of expertise lies within the technology sector. He has a particular focus on the energy and renewable energy industry. Further engagements of Thomas include advising clients from the IT industry as well as the biotech and automotive branch. He also represents corporates as well as aspiring growth companies on the implementation of innovative digital business models, including blockchain technology, and innovative technologies such as hydrogen. Prior to joining Dentons, Thomas was a partner at another leading technology focused law firm.

Career

  • Partner, Dentons, Berlin, 2015 to date
  • Partner, Olswang, Berlin, 2013-2015
  • Mayer Brown, Berlin/Düsseldorf/Houston (Texas), 2006-2013
  • White & Case, Dresden, 2005-2006

Memberships

  • Member, Bundesverband WindEnergie e.V.
  • Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Energy Network e.V.
  • Member, GDANSA e.V.
  • Founding member, goerlitz21 e.V.
  • Member, Boston University alumni network

Education

Boston University School of Law, 2012, LL.M.

Admitted to the bar, Germany, 2005

Legal clerkship, 2003-2005, Berlin, Brussels and Dresden

University of Cantabria, 1999-2000, Legal studies

Technical University Dresden, 1997-2002, Legal studies

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Branchenfokus > Energie

Dentons baute die Energierechtspraxis mit den Transaktions- und Projektspezialisten Tim Heitling und Thomas Dörmer in Berlin, bis Juni 2020 bei Baker McKenzie, dem M&A-Spezialisten Michael Krömker in Düsseldorf (bis November 2020 bei Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH) und Florian-Alexander Wesche, bis Dezember 2020 Spezialist für energieintensive Unternehmen bei Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH im März 2021 erheblich aus. Das Transaktions- und Projektgeschäft bleibt damit unter der Leitung von Thomas Schubert in Berlin Praxisschwerpunkt, wenngleich die regulatorische Praxis spürbar an Profil gewinnt, unter anderem in den erneuerbaren Energien und im Emissionshandel. Vorangetrieben wurde auch die Beratung zur Wasserstoffwirtschaft und Digitalisierung des Energiesektors. Der Fokus des Teams auf die Beratung von Finanzinvestoren wird auch über den Energiesektor hinaus sichtbar, beispielsweise in den Bereichen Telekommunikation und Abfallwirtschaft. Vorangetrieben wurde zudem die Beratung zur Wasserstoffwirtschaft und Digitalisierung des Energiesektors. Eingebunden in das weltumspannende Netzwerk der Kanzlei hat man 2020 insbesondere die Transaktionspraxis in Afrika ausgebaut.

Germany > Industry focus > Energy

Dentons significantly expanded its energy law practice with transaction and project specialists Tim Heitling and Thomas Dörmer in Berlin, who joined the team from Baker McKenzie in June 2020, M&A specialist Michael Krömker in Düsseldorf (until November 2020 at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH) and Florian-Alexander Wesche (until December 2020 specialist for energy-intensive companies at Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH) in March 2021. Transactional and project work remain the core focus of the team led by Thomas Schubert in Berlin, while regulatory advise is on the increase including matters pertaining to renewable energies and emissions trading. The hydrogen economy and digitisation of the energy sector are further growth areas. The team’s focus on advising financial investors is visible beyond the energy sector, such as in telecoms and waste management. Integrated into the firm’s global network, the African transaction practice too expanded in 2020.