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Georg Thoma is partner of Shearman & Sterling since 1991 and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He practices primarily in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and privatization. He acts as counsel for German and international industrial corporations, banks and insurance companies, as well as investment banks in domestic, international and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring and other transactions. Mr. Thoma published articles on legal topics in various publications. From the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, he received his Dr. h. c. in 2005.


Mr. Thoma has been the managing partner of the German offices in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich since 1991 until 2011. From 1994 until 2011 Mr. Thoma has also served different types of executive positions in the global management of Shearman & Sterling.


Mr. Thoma holds various board functions in international corporations such as, inter alia, membership in the Board of Directors of NOVA Chemicals Corp., Calgary and Falcon Private Bank, Zurich.


Mr. Thoma is named as a star individual for Corporate/M&A in Germany in Chambers Europe 2012 and is Lifetime Achievement Award winner of Chambers Europe 2010.

• Mergers & Acquisitions

• State Controlled Companies/Sovereign Wealth Funds

• Automotive

• Financial Institutions

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