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Germany - Construction 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thomas Weimann is held in high regard by market sources thanks to his considerable experience advising clients on high-value construction projects and related contentious proceedings.

Biography

Thomas Weimann is an arbitration and disputes partner based in the firm's Düsseldorf office and co-head of Herbert Smith Freehills' German dispute resolution practice. He joined the firm in November 2015 after 25 years with a magic circle law firm (spending many of those years as a partner and head of the firm's Düsseldorf arbitration and litigation practice).

Thomas enjoys a practice that spans a wide range of disputes work (local, domestic and international), including general commercial cases and post-M&A disputes, with a special focus on high-value construction-related disputes including plant construction, as well as industrial engineering and civil construction projects and disputes (inter alia, turnkey civil construction projects, nuclear and coal fired power plants with a focus on turbines, offshore windfarms, sludge water plants, the chemical industry, subway projects, underground and overground railway projects, road construction projects, shopping centres and museums). He is considered as one of the most experienced disputes counsel in the German market.

He further advised in non-contentious relationships on some of the most prominent infrastructure and construction projects of the past decade, not only restricted to the above-mentioned types of projects, but also including pulp mill projects, off-shore cable laying and converter platforms, solar farms, photovoltaic cell production, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platforms, grid connectors and onshore long distance power lines.

Thomas also sits as an arbitrator in proceedings under the auspices of the ICC, DIS, CIETAC and PCA and other renowned arbitral institutions. He has been counsel to or arbitrator in about 80 major arbitrations, with a regional focus on Germany, the Arab region, the US and Russia. He is the past president of the Chinese–European Legal Association and co-founder of the Chinese European Arbitration Center with deep expertise in Asia.

Thomas speaks frequently on seminars and conferences, particularly in Greater China. He also speaks on international conferences such as, inter alia, the annual meeting of the International Bar Association and the St Petersburg International Legal Forum. Thomas is one of the co-organisers of the China Arbitration Day and was a lecturer at the Düsseldorf International Arbitration School.

For years, Thomas has been recommended as a leading disputes expert in renowned rankings and directories, such as Global Arbitration ReviewBest LawyersWho's Who LegalThe Legal 500 and leading German directory JUVE.

Thomas is considered to be a "very good litigator and arbitrator", and an "excellent strategist, especially in plant construction"  (JUVE 2017–2018). He has been "feted for his disputes resolutions skills" and "vast experience in plant and civil construction-related disputes" (WWL: Germany, 2014). He is "respected across the German bar for his work on industrial and civil construction disputes, both in court and in arbitration (WWL: Germany, 2015).

Before and during his studies at the universities of Münster, Osnabrück and Bonn, Thomas worked as a journalist for local and national newspapers and magazines, and was the editor and publisher of the two largest German magazines for young legal academics and professionals. A German native speaker, he is fluent in English.

Germany - Litigation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thomas Weimann is recognised by peers as an "excellent litigator". He has over 25 years' experience in the field and strong expertise in M&A and construction transactions disputes.

Biography

Thomas Weimann is an arbitration and disputes partner based in the firm's Düsseldorf office and co-head of Herbert Smith Freehills' German dispute resolution practice. He joined the firm in November 2015 after 25 years with a magic circle law firm (spending many of those years as a partner and head of the firm's Düsseldorf arbitration and litigation practice).

Thomas enjoys a practice that spans a wide range of disputes work (local, domestic and international), including general commercial cases and post-M&A disputes with a special focus on high-value construction-related disputes, including plant construction, as well as industrial engineering and civil construction projects and disputes (inter alia, turnkey civil construction projects, nuclear and coal fired power plants with a focus on turbines, offshore windfarms, sludge water plants, the chemical industry, subway projects, underground and overground railway projects, road construction projects, shopping centres and museums). He is considered as one of the most experienced disputes counsel in the German market.

He further advised in non-contentious relationships on some of the most prominent infrastructure and construction projects of the past decade, not only restricted to the above mentioned types of projects, but also including pulp mill projects, off-shore cable laying and converter platforms, solar farms, photovoltaic cell production, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platforms, grid connectors and onshore long distance power lines.

Thomas also sits as an arbitrator in proceedings under the auspices of the ICC, DIS, CIETAC and PCA and other renowned arbitral institutions. He has been counsel to or arbitrator in about 80 major arbitrations, with a regional focus on Germany, the Arab region, the US and Russia. He is the past president of the Chinese–European Legal Association and co-founder of the Chinese European Arbitration Center with deep expertise in Asia.

Thomas speaks frequently on seminars and conferences, particularly in Greater China. He also speaks on international conferences such as, inter alia, the annual meeting of the International Bar Association and the St Petersburg International Legal Forum. Thomas is one of the co-organisers of the China Arbitration Day and was a lecturer at the Düsseldorf International Arbitration School.

For years, Thomas has been recommended as a leading disputes expert in renowned rankings and directories, such as Global Arbitration ReviewBest LawyersWho's Who LegalThe Legal 500 and leading German directory JUVE.

Thomas is considered to be a "very good litigator and arbitrator", and an "excellent strategist, especially in plant construction" (JUVE 2017–2018). He has been "feted for his disputes resolutions skills" and "vast experience in plant and civil construction-related disputes" (WWL: Germany, 2014). He is "respected across the German bar for his work on industrial and civil construction disputes, both in court and in arbitration (WWL: Germany, 2015).

Before and during his studies at the universities of Münster, Osnabrück and Bonn, Thomas worked as a journalist for local and national newspapers and magazines, and was the editor and publisher of the two largest German magazines for young legal academics and professionals. A German native speaker, he is fluent in English.

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