Olswang strengthens Corporate team with new German partner from Mayer Brown
30 Jan, 2013
International law firm Olswang continues its growth strategy by adding new partner Thomas Schubert to its German team. Joining the firm on 1 February 2013 from Mayer Brown, Thomas Schubert will focus on Corporate law, Restructuring and Insolvency, building on his extensive experience in the Technology and Renewable Energy sectors.
Prior to Olswang, Thomas worked in Berlin, Houston and Düsseldorf on international transactions spanning different sectors and including Venture Capital deals. Whilst at Mayer Brown, Thomas was part of the team advising the German Financial Market Stabilisation Authority (FMSA) in the institution of the Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA), the structurally and financially independent public law entity that was established as a so-called “bad bank” to wind down WestLB’s unwanted assets. Over the years Thomas has specialised in Corporate work in the Renewable Energy sector, supporting investors in the acquisition and restructuring of major German solar companies. Thomas advised on landmark deals such as the acquisition by Indian-Emirati cell producer Microsol of selected assets from the insolvent Solon Group, and the acquisition by the Chinese energy company Hanergy of Solibro FmbH from Q-Cells.
With Partner Thomas Schubert, Olswang expands its renewable energy and new technologies team, following Partner Martin Hamer’s recent arrival. Martin joined in May 2012 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, bringing his specific expertise in the areas of carbon economy, green technology and climate change to Olswang. With Martin and Thomas Olswang covers all key aspects of the energy sector: while Martin focuses on the regulatory aspects, Thomas will advise on corporate and insolvency matters.
David Stewart, Chief Executive Officer at Olswang, comments: “Thomas’ sector expertise is a welcome addition to our offering in Germany and internationally. His experience in dealing with complex cross-border transactions further strengthens the capabilities of an innovative and growing team. We are delighted to have Thomas joining the other fifteen partners in our German office and look forward to seeing him advising key players in the renewable energy sector.”