DR. THOMAS
VON PLEHWE

ADVOCATE AT THE
FEDERAL SUPREME COURT

Profile

SUPREME COURT LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

Litigation advice and project management of cases; exclusive representation in Supreme Court proceedings and before the ECJ; arbitration. Bilingual English/German.

EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE

Reliable research and advice on procedural options based on more than 30 years’ experience as a trial lawyer at all levels and in all civil practice areas, with a penchant for challenges and novel questions. Close cooperation with previous counsel if desired. Legal aid, depending on the merits. Certified tax counsel.

AREAS COVERED

All areas of German civil law covered. Extensive experience litigating appeals involving, inter alia, conflict of laws, international jurisdiction, arbitral awards, commercial and company, competition and state aid, construction and real estate, insolvency and insurance, banking and investment (including investment funds), IP, copyright including music and film, pharmaceuticals, agro chemicals and food, press, professional liability, maritime law.

Niche expertise in conflict of laws and matters of art law and recovery proceedings, foreign and domestic. Tax law.

VITA

Dr. Thomas von Plehwe

Educated in England and Germany (Bonn University, Dr. iur., 1987). Certified tax counsel, 1993. PGDip in EC Competition Law, King’s College London, 1996. Research fellow at the Institute of Private International and Comparative Law, Bonn University.  Called to the Bar, Bonn District Court, 1985. Admitted to the Appeal Bar, Cologne, regional Court of Appeal, 1990. Called to the Federal Supreme Court Bar, 2000. Partner at Lüer & Görg, Cologne, 1993; Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, 1996. Barrister at the Federal Supreme Court since 2001 (2007-2019 in partnership with Gunhild Schäfer, LL.M., formerly of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Frankfurt).

Publications in the areas of private international, pharmaceutical, press, company, European and art recovery law. Commentator on private international property law.

Languages: English, Italian, French.

Memberships

Inter alia International Bar Association, German Arbitration Institute (DIS), various German associations devoted to the practice and research of competition, company, intellectual property, building and architecture, insolvency, art, medical and other professional malpractice as well as tax law.

Pro bono

Member of the Board of Examiners, regional Court of Appeal, Cologne, 1996-2015; President of the Association of Supreme Court Laywers, 2003-2008; Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Federal Bar Council, Berlin, 2003-2015; Member of the ad hoc-Committee on the Federal Bar, 2017-2019; Member of the Executive Committee of the Federal Supreme Court Bar Council since 2011.

PRESS COMMENTS

“Highly competent, very pragmatic” (JUVE Handbook, 2014/2015)

“first choice, simply good”; “successful, very committed” (JUVE Handbook, 2015/2016)

“very thorough, outstanding legal knowledge” (JUVE Handbook, 2016/2017)

“subtle and perceptive” (JUVE Handbook, 2017/2018)

“precise, thorough and sound legal work” (JUVE Handbook, 2019/2020).

Contact

Our Address


Dr. Thomas von Plehwe
Advocate at the Federal Supreme Court
Karlstraße 22-24
76133 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 721 886 211
Fax: +49 721 888 535

info@plehwe-bgh.com
www.plehwe-bgh.com