Thomas Kopp’s practice focuses on financial institutions, corporate and sovereign clients and covers a broad range of practice areas, including corporate governance, regulatory compliance and enforcement, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and dispute resolution, in a post-transactional context or otherwise.
By virtue of his broad-based experience, Thomas often represents clients in matters requiring a holistic perspective on complex legal issues across multiple practice areas. In the financial institutions sector, for example, clients turn to Thomas for advice on German corporate governance and regulatory compliance and enforcement matters, such as insider trading, market manipulation or disclosure issues. In dispute resolution, including both litigation and arbitration, Thomas typically represents clients in complex cross-border matters involving a procedural, substantive or factual nexus to Germany, bringing to bear his transactional experience of more than two decades—for example, he represents corporate clients in post-M&A disputes, and he defends sovereign clients in bondholder litigation typically ensuing in the aftermath of sovereign debt restructuring measures.
Thomas joined the firm in 1995 and became a partner in 2002. He was resident in the London office from 1997 to 2000.