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Dr. Rainer Albert

Lawyer

born in 1965; le­gal stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Würzburg; ad­mis­sion to the Ger­man Bar in 1995.

Dr. Rain­er Al­bert is spe­cial­ized in lit­i­ga­tion, rep­re­sent­ing ma­jor in­sur­ance com­pa­nies – es­pe­cial­ly in pro­fes­sion­al mal­prac­tice cas­es in the field of di­rec­tors’ and of­fi­cers’ li­a­bil­i­ty for wrong­ful acts, and prop­er­ty dam­age cas­es. Dr. Al­bert’s clients in­clude at­tor­neys, no­tary publics, tax ad­vis­ers, di­rec­tors, man­agers, su­per­vi­so­ry and ad­vi­so­ry board mem­bers, ac­coun­tants and port­fo­lio man­agers. Dr. Al­bert al­so ad­vis­es ma­jor en­ter­pris­es in the me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing in­dus­try as well as re­gion­al and lo­cal pub­lic util­i­ty com­pa­nies.

Dr. Al­bert reg­u­lar­ly pre­sents lec­tures on var­i­ous sub­jects re­lat­ed to his field of ac­tiv­i­ties.

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Jens Haubold

Lawyer

born in 1971; le­gal stud­ies at the uni­ver­si­ties of Con­stance, Gene­va and Hei­del­berg; as­sis­tant lec­tur­er at the In­sti­tute for Pri­vate In­ter­na­tion­al Law and For­eign Pri­vate and Eco­nom­ic Law, Uni­ver­si­ty of Hei­del­berg (Prof. Dr. Her­bert Kro­nke); ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 2004; pub­li­ca­tions and le­gal opin­ions on pri­vate in­ter­na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al pro­ce­du­ral law, on civ­il law, on in­ter­na­tion­al cap­i­tal mar­kets law and on elec­tron­ic com­merce; reg­u­lar speak­er at lec­tures and sem­i­nars, among oth­ers at the Acade­my of Eu­ro­pean Law (ERA). Mr. Haubold is a mem­ber of the firm’s Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee.
Jens Haubold ad­vis­es large and medi­um­sized com­pa­nies com­pre­hen­sive­ly in cor­po­rate is­sues, com­mer­cial con­tracts and busi­ness law. He is spe­cial­ized in M&A and oth­er cor­po­rate trans­ac­tions as well as in com­plex cor­po­rate lit­i­ga­tion such as share­hold­ers’ claims and D&O li­a­bil­i­ty claims. In this re­gard, Mr. Haubold is al­so rep­re­sent­ing D&O in­sur­ers both as mon­i­tor­ing and cov­er­age coun­sel. An­oth­er fo­cus is ad­vice and lit­i­ga­tion in in­ter­na­tion­al and cross-bor­der com­mer­cial is­sues.

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Dr. Andreas Wax, Maître en droit

Lawyer

born in 1976; legal studies at the Universities of Tübingen, Aix-Marseille III (Maîtrise en droit, mention droit international et européen) and Speyer (German University of Administrative Sciences); legal training period in Brussels; assistant lecturer at the University of Tübingen; Attorney since 2007; Equity Partner since 2012, Member of the German-French Lawyers’ Association and Club d’Affaires Franco-Allemand du Bade-Wurtemberg.

Dr. Wax is mainly active in the field of real estate transactions and provides comprehensive advice for both, purchasers and sellers. He supports and promotes the projects in every aspect from the outset of legal due diligence to purchase agreement negotiations up to the signing. Furthermore, he advises the owners in respect to all relevant questions with regard to reals estate management, especially the drafting of lease- and service contracts. He further conducts all necessary communication with public authorities.

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Olaf Sachner

Lawyer

born in 1961; Olaf Sach­n­er stud­ied law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mar­burg; he was ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 1997. Mr. Sach­n­er is a Cer­ti­fied Lawyer for Bank and Cap­i­tal Mar­ket Law and mem­ber of the bank­ing law as­so­ci­a­tion “Aca­dem­ic So­ci­ety for Bank­ing Law e.V.”

Be­fore join­ing Thümmel, Schütze & Part­ner in 2005 Mr. Sach­n­er worked as an in-house coun­sel for a ma­jor Ger­man bank­ing group in Frank­furt/Main and Berlin for more than 12 years.

Mr. Sach­n­er has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in the ar­eas of gen­er­al bank­ing law, cor­po­rate lend­ing, re­struc­tur­ing and in­sol­ven­cy law, as well as prop­er­ty fi­nanc­ing.

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Dr. Anastasia Burkhardt

Lawyer

Born in 1977, studies at the universities Göttingen and Paris II, research assistant at the Chair for Civil Law, Commercial and Buiness Law of Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), doctorate in the area of the law of the limited liability company, admitted to the bar since 2008, member of the German-Russian Jurists Association (Deutsch-Russische Juristenvereinigung e.V.).

Dr. Burkhardt is a contact person for domestic and foreign enterprises, especially in the field of the car supplier industry. She advises them comprehensively on contract design, insurance law questions and issues related to restructuring and the liability of D&Os. Dr. Burkhardt conducts negotiations with customers and suppliers and executes disputes both inside and outside the courtroom.

Due to her corporate law expertise, Dr. Burkhardt advised on many acquisitions and restructurings. Dr. Burkhardt assumes the preparation of a transaction, the contractual execution as well as the coordination with other departments of the firm. In cross-border transactions, Dr. Burkhardt works closely with long-standing partner law firms from abroad.

Dr. Burkhardt is a member of the Russian Desk of the firm which renders advice to Russian-speaking clients as well as to German-speaking clients regarding Russia-related questions.

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Zlata Sheve, LL.M.

Attorney at Law (Russia)

born in 1979; Zlata Sheve studied law in Russia and received a Master’s Degree from the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg (Germany), doctorate in philosophy in Russia. Ms. Sheve has been working in our Singapore office since 2007 and has spent two years in our Stuttgart office from 2009-2010. Ms Sheve is a member of the Russian bar association since 2011 and currently works in Singapore as a Registered Foreign Lawyer.

Ms. Sheve advises mainly Russian corporations on their investments in: Singapore, other ASEAN Member States, and Germany, and as well in cross border layout of the corporate, employment and distribution structures.

As a member of the Russian Desk Ms. Sheve supports international clients with their projects in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other CIS-countries.

Ms. Sheve is a member of the German-Russian Jurists Association and a founding and management committee member of “Russian Club” in Singapore.

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Tilman Hölldampf

Lawyer

born in 1983, stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Augs­burg with the fo­cus on bank­ing and cap­i­tal mar­ket law; prac­ti­cal train­ing af­ter the first state ex­am i.e. at the Di­vi­sion of Com­merce of the High­er Court Stuttgart as well as at a renown Ger­man law firm. Cur­rent­ly work­ing on his doc­tor­al the­sis on a sub­ject con­nect­ed with the his­to­ry of law, his Ph.D. ad­vis­er be­ing Pro­fes­sor Dr. Beck­er, Augs­burg. Mr. Höll­dampf has been ad­mit­ted as a lawyer since 2011.

Mr. Hölldampf represents credit institutions and financial servicers both inside and outside the courtroom in legal disputes in the entire field of banking and capital market law. Moreover, he renders his advice in banking and banking supervision law and in compliance matters.

He focuses, inter alia, on the advice of credit institutions with respect to all legal questions in the context of cancellations of consumer loan contracts.

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Dr. Robert M. Reuß

Lawyer

born in 1975; Dr. Robert M. Reuß stud­ied law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tübin­gen. Phd at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Dres­den (Prof. Dr. Horst-Pe­ter Götting, LL.M). Dr. Reuß was ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 2008. Cer­ti­fied Lawyer for Bank and Cap­i­tal Mar­ket Law.

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Dr. Jörg Henzler

Lawyer

born in 1976; studies at the universities of Heidelberg and Lausanne; doctorate degree in the field of the law of the limited liability company; first public prosecutor and then judge in the state of Baden-Württemberg from May 2007 until December 2009; attorney-at-law since 2010.

Dr. Jörg Henzler mainly practices in the fields of the law of the limited liability company and the stock corporation as well as insurance law. He advises comprehensively in corporate law, for instance on the drafting of articles of association, on restructurings or on complex corporate litigation. Another focus of his practice is the advice of national and international insurers in all questions of insurance, liability and damages law related with the D&O insurance.

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Dr. Jan Knöbl

Lawyer

born in 1981; le­gal stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tübin­gen; as­sis­tant lec­tur­er at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tübin­gen (chair of Prof. Dr. Bar­bara Rem­mert – doc­tor­al the­sis su­per­vi­sor); con­fer­ral of a doc­tor­ate in 2009; ad­mis­sion to the Ger­man Bar in 2010; pub­li­ca­tions and sev­er­al years of lec­tur­ing, pre­dom­i­nant­ly in the field of pub­lic law; lec­tur­er at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tübin­gen.
With effect from 01.03.2020 Dr. Knöbl is appointed as notarial administrator and acting notary of the notary’s office of Dr. Wilde (ret.).

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Robert Vieweger, MBL

Lawyer

Born 1976, Study of Law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cologne, At­tor­ney-at-law since 2006.

Be­fore join­ing TSP, Robert Vieweger worked as a lawyer in Dus­sel­dorf and Tokyo and ad­vised Ger­man and for­eign clients main­ly in the fields of cor­po­rate and com­mer­cial law, on M&A trans­ac­tions, re­struc­tur­ing pro­jects, and in­ter­na­tion­al con­tract law. Robert Vieweger has al­so spe­cial ex­per­tise in re­al es­tate and in­sol­ven­cy law.

Dur­ing his three years of prac­tice in Japan, Robert Vieweger was ad­mit­ted to the Tokyo Bar As­so­ci­a­tion as a Reg­is­tered For­eign Lawyer (Gaikokuho-Jimu-Ben­goshi) and ren­dered from Tokyo le­gal ser­vices for Ger­man com­pa­nies in Japan, ad­vis­ing on var­i­ous pro­jects for sub­sidiaries, branch­es, joint ven­tures, and lo­cal dis­tri­bu­tion struc­tures. This in­clud­ed al­so re­struc­tur­ing pro­jects and in­ter­na­tion­al group in­sol­ven­cy pro­ceed­ings in­volv­ing Japan.

Since February 2012, Robert Vieweger heads our Singapore office and advises German and foreign clients in these fields of law, and supports or conducts arbitration and international court proceedings. The emphasis of his practice is on corporate, labor, and distribution law concerning mainly Germany-based investments in Singapore. In addition, Robert Vieweger renders legal support for projects funded by German investors in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and other ASEAN Member States, and advises corporations from these jurisdictions on their investments in Germany.

Apart from his German bar admission, Robert Vieweger is registered with the Attorney-General of Singapore as a Foreign Lawyer. He is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law.

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Dr. Tilman Schultheiß

Lawyer

Born in 1986; studied law at the University of Leipzig with an emphasis in banking and capital markets; teaching assistant (endowed chair of Dr. Reinhard Welter); since 2012, reviewer of the academic portion of the initial bar examination at the University of Leipzig for the banking and capital markets portion; doctoral work at the University of Leipzig in conjunction with professional activities; licensed as an attorney-at-law since 2014.
Mr. Schultheiss’s practice focuses on banking and capital markets, investments, and insurance.
Mr. Schultheiss has been a lecturer on the law faculty at the University of Leipzig since 2015. He is the author of numerous expert contributions in commentaries and journals.

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Christian Raiser

Lawyer

Born in Tuebingen in 1986; studied law at the University of Tuebingen; worked at the University of Tuebingen (Chair of Dr. Karl-Hermann Kästner); clerkship at the Regional Court of Tuebingen and posted to Stuttgart and Singapore by Thümmel, Schütze & Partner.

Mr. Raiser is admitted to the Bar in Stuttgart and as a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore.

His focus areas include international contracts as well as IT and sales and corporate law, in which he supports German and international clients in connection with cross-border investments in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Real estate comprises an additional practice focus for Mr. Raiser. In particular, he provides legal advice, including legal due diligence, for real estate transactions.

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Dr. Amela Schön

Lawyer

Studied law at the University of Tübingen and at the University of Konstanz; Ph.D. from the University of Tübingen in corporate law. Dr. Schön was admitted as an attorney-at-law in 2016.

Dr. Schön advises large and mid-sized (family-run) companies, D&O insurers, banks, and international credit institutes. Her practice focuses not only on corporate, business, D&O insurance, and banking law, but also on civil litigation.

Dr. Schön is a member of the international legal honor society Phi Delta Phi – Richard von Weizsäcker Inn Tübingen, and sits on the editorial board of JSE, professional development journal.

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Katrin Etteldorf

Lawyer

born 1977; studied law with specialized foreign-language training in English at the University of Augsburg. Attorney-at-law since 2004. Specialist attorney for labor law, for construction and architect law, and for banking and capital markets law.
Member of the Verband deutscher ArbeitsrechtsAnwälte e.V. (the Association of German Labor Law Attorneys), member of the working group for banking and capital markets law of the German Bar Association, member of the Saxony Bar Association’s specialized attorney committee for banking and capital markets.
On the individual and collective labor side, Ms. Etteldorf represents and advises employers, including medium-sized companies, and management. Her practice focuses on strategic negotiation and litigation management, the structure and implementation of reorganization and restructuring measures, and advising on and accompanying negotiations with the works council including, but not limited to, regarding interest balancing and social plans. In addition, Ms. Etteldorf assists with the implementation of entrepreneurial concepts, e.g., flexible work models and variable compensation. Moreover, Ms. Etteldorf conducts continuing education for human resources staff and senior management, especially by giving in-house seminars.
On the banking and capital markets, Ms. Etteldorf represents credit institutes, financial services companies, and leasing companies. She also has many years of experience in asset management. Litigation encompasses, on the one hand, enforcing contractual claims, and on the other, defending against claims alleging breach of contract.

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Constanze Muck

Lawyer

born 1981; studied law and held a clerkship at the Technical University of Dresden; attorney-at-law since 2010. Member of the German Bar Association’s working group for intellectual property law and media and of the Medical Law Association at Dresden International University.

Ms. Muck’s practices primarily focuses on litigation involving medium-sized and large companies in banking and leasing matters. Moreover, she accompanies intellectual property matters including, but not limited to, registering, monitoring and defending trademarks and copyrights as well as managing patents, and advises on issues of competition law. She also provides legal advice and representation to physicians and pharmacists concerning professional practices and liability: e.g., in questions involving the applicable rules and regulations governing pharmaceuticals and medications.

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Andrea Neuhof

Lawyer

Born in 1978; attended Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg. Admitted to practice as an attorney-at-law since 2006, and specialized attorney for banking and capital markets since 2011. From 2006 through 2017, Ms. Neuhof was an attorney-at-law in a Nuremberg boutique firm specializing in banking.

Ms. Neuhof advises and represents credit institutes both in and out of court, particularly in general banking matters, in credit and credit security, capital investment, and in bankruptcy appeals. Additionally, she has practical experience in pre-trial company reorganization by banks.

Ms. Neuhof is a member of the working group for banking and capital markets of the Deutscher Anwaltverein, the Österreichische Bankwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, at the ReTurn Forum für Restrukturierung und Turnaround Management in Vienna, as well as in the Juristische Gesellschaft Mittelfranken zu Nürnberg e.V. and in the experts’ committee of the Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In addition, she is active as a speaker at expert seminars and lecture events.

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Eduard Meier

Lawyer

Born in 1987; attended the University of Konstanz; clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe; several years working as lecturer at a bar examination revision course; researcher at the University of Stuttgart (endowed chair of Prof. Dr. Volker Haug); admitted as an attorney-at-law since 2017.
Mr. Meier belongs to our banking and capital markets practice and represents credit institutes in disputes both in and out of court.

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Prof. Dr. Dietmar Ehrlich

Lawyer

born in 1941; Prof. Dr. Ehrlich stud­ied law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Würzburg un­til con­fer­ral of his doc­tor­ate. He was ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 1974. From 1972 un­til 2004 Prof. Dr. Ehrlich was mem­ber of the le­gal de­part­ment of a large Ger­man bank where he held a po­si­tion as gen­er­al coun­sel for many years. Since 1989 Prof. Dr. Ehrlich has been a lec­tur­er at the Fac­ul­ty of Eco­nom­ic Sci­ence of the Uni­ver­si­ty Tübin­gen. Since 2000, he has been a hon­orary pro­fes­sor in the same fac­ul­ty. In 2006, he joined Thümmel, Schütze & Part­ner as of-coun­sel for the Area of Ex­per­tise of Bank­ing Law and Cap­i­tal Mar­kets. He is the au­thor of sev­er­al pub­li­ca­tions in the area of bank­ing law, with a fo­cus on ex­ter­nal trade.