Thomas Strassner > Dentons > Munich, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
JUNGFERNTURMSTRASSE 2
80333 MÜNCHEN
Germany

Position

Thomas Strassner is a partner in Dentons´ Munich office and member of the Europe Board. He has extensive experience in corporate law matters, venture capital, private equity and M&A transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings as well as litigation. Tom has advised on numerous international and cross-border transactions and restructurings of companies and corporations. Among his clients are international investors, family offices as well as (privately held and listed) companies from high-growth startups to industry leaders from different sectors, including asset-focused & producing businesses, information technology, health care and life sciences.

Prior to joining Dentons, Tom was a counsel at another leading law firm and served as legal counsel for a venture capitalist. Tom attended Copenhagen Business School and the University of Munich, where he received his degrees in business (Dipl.-Kfm.) and law. A member of the Munich Bar Association, Tom is admitted to practice law in Germany.

Career

  • Partner, Dentons, Munich, 2016 to date
  • Counsel, Orrick (formerly Holme, Roberts & Owen Germany), Munich, 2009-2016
  • Legal Counsel, eValue AG, Dusseldorf, 2009-2010

Memberships

  • Member, Munich Bar Association (RAK München)
  • Member, German-American Lawyers’ Association (DAJV e.V.)
  • Member, Doppelstudium Netzwerk e.V.
  • Member, Legal society of Munich (Münchner Juristische Gesellschaft e.V.)
  • Member, Alumni of the University of Munich, Faculty of Law (Förderverein der Juristischen Fakultät der LMU e.V.)
  • Member, LMU management alumni (Forum Münchner Betriebswirte e.V.)

Education

Admitted to the bar, Germany, 2009

Legal clerkship, 2007-2009, Munich and San Francisco

University of Munich, 2006, Legal studies

University of Munich, 2005, MBA

Copenhagen Business School, 2003, Legal and business studies

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Branchenfokus > Gesundheit

Der Kern der Healthcare- und Life Sciences-Praxis von Dentons besteht aus gesellschaftsrechtlich geprägten und M&A-Mandaten auf der einen Seite und aus regulatorischer Beratung auf der anderen. Ergänzend können Mandanten auf die breit aufgestellten anderen Teams, unter anderem im Vergaberecht, Arbeits- und Insolvenzrecht zurückgreifen. Christof Kautzsch ist auf Transaktionen im Krankenhaussektor spezialisiert, einschließlich Umstrukturierungen und Privatisierungen, und leitet die Praxis gemeinsam mit Peter Homberg, Leiter der deutschen Life Sciences- und der europäischen Cannabis-Sektorgruppe der Kanzlei, und Ilka Mehdorn, Fachanwältin für Medizinrecht. Sie ist außerdem eine der Verantwortlichen der europäischen Life Sciences Regulatory Group und Co-Head für die Praxis Öffentlicher Sektor in Deutschland. Zu ihren Spezialgebieten gehören unter anderem regulatorisch geprägte Verträge, sozialdatenschutzrechtliche Fragen, Schieds- und Gerichtsverfahren im Sozialrecht sowie Compliance. Der Bereich Private Equity und insbesondere die Venture- und Growth Capital-Praxis wird von Thomas Strassner (München) und seinem Team abgedeckt. Ann-Kristin Cahnbley (Düsseldorf) deckt den wirtschaftsstrafrechtlichen und Compliance-Flügel ab, während Jörg Karenfort zu den Hauptansprechpartnern im Kartellrecht gehört. Utz Andelewski wechselte zum Jahreswechsel 2021 zu Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek.

Germany > Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences

The core topics of Dentons‘ healthcare and life sciences practice are corporate and M&A matters as well as regulatory advice. Clients can also draw on the expertise of other practices such as public procurement law, employment law and insolvency law. Christof Kautzsch specialises in transactions in the hospital sector, including restructuring and privatisations, and jointly heads the practice with Peter Homberg, head of the firm’s German life sciences and European cannabis sector groups, as well as medical law specialist Ilka Mehdorn. She is also one of the leaders of the European life sciences regulatory group and co-head of the public sector practice in Germany. Her areas of expertise include contracts with regulatory aspects, social data protection issues, arbitration and court proceedings under social law and compliance. Thomas Strassner (Munich) and his team cover the private equity sector and in particular the venture and growth capital practice. Ann-Kristin Cahnbley (Düsseldorf) covers the white collar crime and compliance space, while Jörg Karenfort is a key contact for antitrust law. Utz Andelewski moved to Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek at the beginning of 2021.