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Prof. Dr. Hervé Edelmann

Lawyer

Born 1961 in Beirut, Lebanon; law study, doctoral work, and teaching assistant at the University of Marburg (endowed chair of Dr. Bodo Pieroth – doctoral supervisor – and Dr. Werner Frotscher). Attorney-at-law and specialist for banking and capital markets. Visiting professor for bank contract law and capital investments at the University of Leipzig. Member of the Academic Society for Banking Law (the Bankrechtliche Vereinigung – Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Bankrecht e.V.) and the working group for banking and capital markets.
Dr. Edelmann has been a member of the board of the Stuttgart Bar Association since April 2012 where he has also been chair of the examination committee for specialists for banking and capital markets since 2007. He has made a name for himself in the field as the author of numerous publications and of the newsletter Banken-Times SPEZIAL Bankrecht, which appears monthly in cooperation with the Heidelberg Finance Colloquium. He also lectures at banking law events.
Dr. Hervé Edelmann is the practice group leader of the banking and capital markets practice. In addition, he is frequently active in litigation defense of claims arising under government liability, and advises various medium-sized and financial services enterprises during in-court proceeding.

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Dr. Bettina Linder

Lawyer

born in 1967; Dr. Bet­ti­na Lin­der stud­ied law at the Uni­ver­si­ties of Hei­del­berg, Pas­sau and Tours (France) where she al­so com­plet­ed a law-re­lat­ed lan­guage train­ing in En­glish and French; ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 1998; sev­er­al lec­tures on dif­fer­ent top­ics, par­tic­u­lar­ly on do­main law and oth­er top­ics of in­ter­net law; lec­tures on gen­er­al pri­vate law and in­ter­na­tion­al law at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Würt­tem­berg (for­mer: Beruf­sakademie); mem­ber of Deutsche Vere­ini­gung für Gewerblichen Rechtss­chutz und Urhe­ber­recht (GRUR).

Dr. Lin­der acts for na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al com­pa­nies, in­ter alia sev­er­al pub­lish­ing com­pa­nies, in the area of the pro­tec­tion of in­dus­tri­al prop­er­ty. Dr. Lin­der has ex­per­tise in lit­i­ga­tion con­cern­ing do­mains, copy­rights and me­dia law is­sues, and law­suits con­cern­ing trade­marks or IT-law, such as com­put­er con­tracts. Since her ca­reer be­gan she has de­vel­oped a fur­ther main fo­cus on top­ics re­lat­ing to com­pe­ti­tion law.

Fur­ther­more, Dr. Lin­der has long stand­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in draft­ing and re­vis­ing stan­dard form con­tracts – al­so En­glish and French ver­sions – and pro­vides in-house-train­ing on this sub­ject for her clients. In ad­di­tion, Dr. Lin­der gives ad­vice on all le­gal ques­tions re­lat­ing to the in­stal­la­tion of in­ter­net shops.

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Dr. Martin Asal

Lawyer

born 1964; studied at the Universities of Tuebingen, Heidelberg, and Munich; doctoral work with the Faculty of Law at the University of Munich (under Dr. Peter Badura and Dr. Udo di Fabio); since 1996, attorney in Stuttgart, since 2014, also a lecturer at RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Urban Planning and Transportation.
Dr. Asal – as consultant and trial counsel of record – practices construction and real estate law.
The core of Dr. Asal’s practice focuses on project awarding and realization. His clients include similarly renowned project development and construction enterprises, private investors, and industrial enterprises, as well as the German federal states, municipalities, and other corporate bodies organized under public law. Dr. Asal provides advice for projects that are diverse in nature and scope. His practice encompasses major projects such as railroad stations and railroads, shopping centers, and urban neighborhood developments, particularly within the framework of rehabilitation efforts in the context of urban development, or industrial facilities – as well as other projects that are small but no less demanding in the legal advice required, such as acquisition of property for construction, office and factory developments and relocations, restructuring real estate by terminating leases, rebuilding or new construction, or the purchase and sale of real estate. Dr. Asal and his colleagues work together to address the tax aspects of real estate transactions, and he frequently enjoys working in close cooperation with his clients’ tax consultants.
Dr. Asal’s work additionally focuses on public construction and planning, encompassing apportionment, rehabilitation, and eminent domain proceedings as well as planning on the state and regional levels.

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Dr. Andreas Chmel

Lawyer

born in 1970; le­gal stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ties of Tübin­gen and Cata­nia; PhD at the Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­si­ty Berlin; Recht­san­walt since 2001. Lec­tures amongst oth­ers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tübin­gen; pub­li­ca­tions and le­gal opin­ions on labour law and the law on ser­vice con­tracts re­lat­ed sub­jects.

Dr. Chmel pri­mar­i­ly coun­sels and rep­re­sents em­ploy­ers, as well as ex­ec­u­tives in all as­pects of in­di­vid­u­al and col­lec­tive labour law. The con­sul­ta­tion of for­eign in­ter­na­tion­al com­pa­nies with ac­tiv­i­ties in Ger­many and Eu­rope is one of his main fo­cus­es. Dr. Chmel is, in­ter alia, spe­cial­ized in the con­clu­sion and ter­mi­na­tion of em­ploy­ment con­tracts and ser­vice con­tracts of man­ag­ing di­rec­tors and board mem­bers, lit­i­ga­tion and re­struc­tur­ing in­clud­ing as­pects of col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing law such as the “es­cape” from col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ments. Fur­ther­more, Dr. Chmel has spe­cial ex­per­tise in the law ap­pli­ca­ble to com­mer­cial agents.

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Dr. Franck Schmidt-Husson

Lawyer

born in France in 1967; Dr. Franck Schmidt-Hus­son stud­ied law at the Uni­ver­si­ties of Freiburg, Bor­deaux (France), Saar­brück­en and Mu­nich (Cen­tre for Ph.​D.​Studies). He worked as an as­sis­tant lec­tur­er at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Saar­brück­en and earned his doc­tor­ate de­gree with a the­sis on broad­cast­ing law. Ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 2002, Dr. Schmidt-Hus­son is a mem­ber of the Ger­man As­so­ci­a­tion for In­sur­ance Sci­ence, the Ger­man-French Lawyers As­so­ci­a­tion, and the Fran­co-Ger­man Busi­ness Club (re­gion­al chap­ter of Baden-Würt­tem­berg).

Dr. Schmidt-Hus­son coun­sels and rep­re­sents cor­po­rate and in­di­vid­u­al clients in the fields of cor­po­rate and pri­vate com­pa­ny law, as well as Ger­man and in­ter­na­tion­al in­sur­ers in un­der­writ­ing, claims han­dling and cov­er­age mat­ters. In ad­di­tion, he prac­tis­es in the area of Ger­man-French le­gal re­la­tions. One of his main fo­cus­es is with is­sues aris­ing at the in­ter­face of cor­po­rate and in­sur­ance law: in the field of D&O li­a­bil­i­ty and D&O in­sur­ance. Here, Dr. Schmidt-Hus­son ad­vis­es com­pa­nies and their man­age­ment on the pre­ven­tion of li­a­bil­i­ty (com­pli­ance), de­fends li­a­bil­i­ty claims on be­half of in­di­vid­u­al in­sureds, mon­i­tors li­a­bil­i­ty pro­ceed­ings on be­half of in­sur­ers, and al­so serves as cov­er­age coun­sel to in­sur­ance car­ri­ers.

The busi­ness mag­a­zine “WirtschaftsWoche” (is­sue of 14 March 2011) ranked Dr. Schmidt-Hus­son among the renowned D&O lawyers in Ger­many.

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Dr. Sönke Anders

Lawyer

born in 1964; Dr. Sönke An­ders stud­ied law at the Uni­ver­si­ties of Freiburg and Di­jon (France). Ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 1995. Cer­ti­fied spe­cial­ist lawyer in ad­min­is­tra­tive law and public procurement. Mem­ber of the Ger­man Lawyers’ As­so­ci­a­tion and the Fo­rum Pub­lic Ten­ders.

Dr. Sönke An­ders is spe­cialised on pub­lic pro­cure­ment law. He ad­vis­es gov­ern­ment au­thor­i­ties on pro­cure­ment pro­ce­dures. In con­tract award re­view pro­ceed­ings, he rep­re­sents both con­tract­ing en­ti­ties and ten­der­ers.

An­oth­er fo­cus of Dr. An­ders ac­tiv­i­ties is on an­ti-trust law, with em­pha­sis on the fields of abuse con­trol and pri­vate en­force­ment.

Dr. Sönke An­ders has ac­com­pa­nied nu­mer­ous struc­tural and civ­il en­gi­neer­ing pro­jects. He ad­vis­es pub­lic au­thor­i­ties in ques­tions con­cern­ing state aid law. In ad­di­tion, he acts for and rep­re­sents com­pa­nies and pri­vate land own­ers on mu­nic­i­pal rates and pub­lic build­ing law.

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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.