Dr. Thomas M. Nitsche
Name: Dr. Thomas M. Nitsche
Firm Name: nitscheLegal
Jurisdiction: Germany
Practice Area: Trade Law

Telephone: +49 (0)40.300 66 88 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)40.300 66 88 - 89
Email: thomas.nitsche@nitschelegal.com

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Professional Biography:

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Dr. Thomas M. Nitsche, born 6 August 1970, studied law with focus on international business transactions (Prof. Dr. Oscar Hartwieg) at the Universities of Göttingen and Hannover, Germany, and Cambridge UK (Trinity College). He was a research assistant for foreign and international law at the Max-Planck Institute in Hamburg. During that time and later at the Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he wrote his dissertation with the topic: “Konzernfolgeverantwortung nach lex fori concursus”. The thesis deals with international corporate and insolvency law, especially EU/Germany/Argentina. Main focus is the legal risk assessment for the capital transfer and the processing of credit-financed commercial transactions.

He completed his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg. He gained practical experience in the German embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1999 as well as with the law firm Pritchard Englefield, London, Curschmann (Taylor Wessing), Hamburg, and with Arthur Andersen, AndersenLegal in Hamburg.

Dr. Thomas Nitsche works in international and national corporate and insolvency law as well as in trade law. Beside the recapitalisation of companies (corporate finance), he does consulting in risk assessment for project financing and international commercial transactions on the side of investors, banks and initiators.

Practice Areas:

– Corporate Law
– Insolvency Law
– Trade Law, UN Sales Law (CISG)
– Litigation and Arbitration
– Criminal Business Law


– German
– English
– Spanish

Firm Description

The company, since 15 years

Brief overview of the law firm’s history and current national and international presence.

The firm was founded in 2003 in Hamburg by a former Andersen lawyer, Dr. Thomas M. Nitsche. By the end of 2005 nitschelegal has launched his own branch office in Berlin within a joint corporation with TLC. The Berlin office established within one year a well known reputation in tax law. nitschelegal is located in London, Hamburg, Berlin with affiliated offices in Buenos Aires, Rio, Santiago, Palma, Cannes, Roma, Milan, Düsseldorf.

The character of nitscheLegal

nitscheLegal is a typical corporate law firm. Within managing restructuring processes for small an medium sized companies, the firm could establish his own successful style based on the academic and practical experience of the founder. Doctorate thesis: “Konzernfolgeverantwortung nach lex fori concursus”. The firm gives advice in corporate finance matters, especially under comprehension of international and national insolvency regulations.

Due to the fact of this special expertise, the firm is now assigned by banks and private equity funds to execute due diligences for new projects. The main focus of nitschelegal is the company law field. The distinction of the nitschelegal boutique is the composition of corporate and insolvency law, which can not be found in equal law firms. The firm serves in national and international affairs and has a well known reputation , especially in Latin-American subjects.

Strengths and changes of the crisis

The main strengths of nitscheLegal is the daily update in all company, tax and insolvency legal matters.

The firm is now requested to assist in upcoming new projects, rather in the field of winding up processes. The restructuring praxis, distressed M&A is still one of the main items, but the assignment for structuring processes is taking a more and more important place. Same mistakes should not be done twice.

The most relevant point is, that the nitschelegal boutique is able to assist in critical situations very fast. The client can bank on the experiences of the well trained lawyers.

nitschelegal is part of IRG. This alliance has grown by practise experiences with these law firms, so all lawyers within this alliance do know each other an are able to manage cases cross border.