Alexander Thomas (49), a specialist in stock corporation and capital markets law, will be bringing his expertise to the corporate law firm GSK Stockmann as a partner at its Munich office from 1 December. With over 18 years of professional experience, Thomas advises listed companies on mandatory exchange trading rules, board matters and corporate governance at shareholders’ meetings.
A further focus of his work is on transactions such as IPOs, capital increases, bonds and convertible bonds including the associated prospectus preparation, share buyback programmes and takeover procedures.
With the addition of Thomas as a partner, GSK Stockmann is strengthening its comprehensive sector-based advisory approach. Alexander Thomas will primarily target fast-growing capital market-oriented companies, particularly in the IT, real estate, healthcare and energy sectors. This perfectly complements the firm’s strong capital markets practice, particularly in Luxembourg.
Alexander Thomas is joining GSK Stockmann from the international commercial law firm Pinsent Masons, where he was a partner in Munich for around seven years. After completing his studies at the University of Regensburg, he began his career at Mayrhofer + Partner, where he was also a partner.
Markus Söhnchen, corporate partner at GSK Stockmann, says: “Alexander Thomas’ experience and advisory focus areas will allow us to further expand the range of services we offer to clients in the Capital Markets sector. At the same time, we are expanding the links to our offices in Luxembourg and London.”
Alexander Thomas says the following on joining the firm: “With its leading expertise in the Financial Services sector, GSK Stockmann offers an ideal environment for my advisory services and know-how. With the vast experience of the GSK team, we can advise companies even more effectively on all aspects of financing. I look forward to working with them and contributing to exciting projects for our clients.”
With the addition of Alexander Thomas, GSK Stockmann’s capital markets practice in Germany and Luxembourg now comprises 17 lawyers.