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Dentons
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Breite Straße 22
Düsseldorf, 40213
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Germany
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Work Department

Specialist Lawyer for Intellectual Property Law, Germany, 2010

Position

Dr. Thomas Nebel is a partner in Dentons’ Dusseldorf office and co-head of the German Dispute Resolution practice group.

Thomas specializes in domestic and cross-border commercial and civil law disputes. He represents clients in out-of-court settlements, in litigation before state courts and in arbitration. Thomas has a particular focus on construction disputes, corporate disputes including post-M&A disputes, and contentious insolvency. Thomas also advises on planning and implementing major projects and on drafting commercial contracts.

Thomas has deep legal and technical expertise in the sectors of energy (conventional and renewable energy as well as transmission systems), infrastructure (railways, roads, aviation), construction, automotive and industrials. Prior to his admission to the German bar, Thomas worked several years at an insolvency administration firm.

Career

  • Partner, Dentons, Dusseldorf, 2020 to date
  • Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills, Dusseldorf, 2016 to 2019
  • Senior Associate, Hengeler Mueller, Dusseldorf, London, Frankfurt, 2014 to 2016
  • Associate, Hengeler Mueller, Dusseldorf, 2011 to 2014

Education

Admitted to the bar, Germany, 2011

Legal clerkship, 2009-2011, Cologne

University of Bonn, 2009, Dr. iur.

University of Bonn, 2007, Legal studies

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Streitbeilegung > Commercial Litigation

Das Streitbeilegungsteam von Dentons liefert Expertise zu Konflikten mit kartell- und kapitalmarktrechtlichen Bezügen und fokussiert sich stark auf die Sektoren Energie, Automotive und Anlagenbau. Schlüsselkontakte sind der in Anlagenbauprojekten versierte Counsel Matthias Hadding, Co-Praxisleiter Heiko Heppner mit Erfahrung zu strittigen Wettbewerbsrechtsthemen sowie Co-Leiter Thomas Nebel, dessen Schwerpunkt bei internationalen handelsrechlichen Disputen liegt. Darüber hinaus begleitet man praxis- und jurisdiktionsübergreifende Streitfällen und dies regelmäßig in Kooperation mit dem internationalen Netzwerk.

Deutschland > Streitbeilegung > Arbitration (einschließlich internationaler Arbitration)

Dentons begleitet zahlreiche strittige Themen mit Schwerpunkten auf den Bereichen Bau- und Anlagenbau sowie Post-M&A. Sehr aktiv ist die Einheit bei jurisdiktionsübergreifenden Verfahren, für die man als in das globale Netzwerk integrierte Gruppe prädestiniert ist. Co-Leiter Heiko Heppner beschäftigt sich schwerpunktmäßig mit Schiedsverfahren zum Investitionsschutzrecht, während Co-Leiter Thomas Nebel einen schiedsrechtlichen Fokus im Anlagenbau vorweisen kann. Der in grenzüberschreitenden Schiedsverfahren versierte Matthias Hadding ist ein weiteres zentrales Teammitglied. Zum Mai 2021 wechselte die in Engineering- und Baustreitigkeiten versierte Amy Kläsener zu Jones Day, gefolgt von Courtney Lotfi im  Januar 2022, die bei derselben Einheit als Of Counsel einstieg.

Germany > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Dentons‘ dispute resolution team provides expertise in disputes related to antitrust and capital markets law and has a strong focus on the energy, automotive and plant engineering sectors. Key contacts are counsel Matthias Hadding, who is experienced in plant construction projects, co-practice head Heiko Heppner, who is adept at contentious competition issues, and co-head Thomas Nebel, who focuses on international commercial disputes. In cooperation with its international network, the team also regularly advises on interdisciplinary and cross-jurisdictional disputes.

Germany > Dispute resolution > Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Dentons advises on numerous contentious issues with a focus on construction and plant engineering as well as post-M&A. The practice is very active in cross-jurisdictional proceedings, for which the team is particularly well equipped due to its integration within the firm’s global network. Co-head Heiko Heppner focuses on arbitration proceedings relating to investment protection law, while co-head Thomas Nebel has a focus on arbitration law in plant construction. Matthias Hadding is experienced in cross-border arbitration and another key team member. Amy Kläsener, who is experienced in engineering and construction disputes, left for Jones Day in May 2021, followed by Courtney Lotfi in January 2022, who joined the same entity as of counsel.