DR. THOMAS
VON PLEHWE

ADVOCATE AT THE
FEDERAL SUPREME COURT

Profile

SUPREME COURT LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

National and cross-border litigation, advice and management of cases and appeals throughout the litigation process; final appeals and exclusive representation in Federal Supreme Court proceedings and before the ECJ; arbitration.

EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE

Reliable and innovative 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 as well as in other federal courts. Close cooperation with previous counsel if desired. Legal aid, depending on the merits. Certified tax counsel.

AREAS COVERED

All areas of German civil law, including conflicts of law, and European law litigated at the Fed. Supreme Court.

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, family and inheritance law.

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

VITA

Dr. Thomas von Plehwe

Educated in England (St. Paul’s, London) and Germany (Bonn University, Dr. iur., 1987). Research fellow at the Institute of Private International and Comparative Law, Bonn University, 1980-1985. Certified tax counsel, 1993. PGDip in EC Competition Law, King’s College London, 1996. CertHE Psychology, OU, 2010.
Called to the Bar, Bonn District Court, 1985; Appeal Bar, Cologne, 1990. Following early years as advocate and partner of Eimer, Heuschmid, Mehle, Bonn, partner of Lüer & Görg and Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Cologne, until 2000. Member of the Bar of the Federal Supreme Court, Karlsruhe, since 2001 (2007-2019 in partnership with Gunhild Schäfer, LL.M., now Frankfurt).

 

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

Languages: English (fluent), Italian, French.

Memberships

Inter alia German Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Bar Association, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, German Arbitration Institute (DIS), International Law Association (ILA), 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. Various international lawyers’ associations.

Pro bono

Member of the Board of the German Bar Association since 2021.

Past President of the Association of Members of the Supreme Court Bar, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Federal Bar Council, Berlin, of the Federal Bar Council ad hoc-Committee on the Federal Bar, of the Executive Committee of the Federal Supreme Court Bar Council, past Vice-President of the Union des Avocats Européens (European Lawyers Association, UAE), former Member of the Board of Examiners of Cologne Regional Court of Appeal.

Pro bono appeals, subject to agreement.

 

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),

“very experienced, good pleadings on novel issues” (JUVE Handbook, 2021/2022),

“excellent strategist” (competition law); “good knowledge of company law” (conflict resolution) (JUVE 12/2021).

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