Dr. Thomas Hauss - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Thomas Hauss advises companies and entrepreneurs on drafting, negotiation, implementation, and enforcement of commercial law agreements for over 30 years.

Thomas represents clients both in court and in out-of-court dispute resolution in national and international commercial disputes. He is renowned for successful, prompt, and creative negotiation, supported where necessary by the strategic use of all procedural tools in arbitration, litigation, and mediation.

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Thomas advised:

  • A European holding company on the defense of a post-M&A claim for damages for alleged infringement of warranties
  • The chairman of the supervisory board of an international consumer goods group on the successful defense of claims for damages following an international divestment
  • The CEO of an international capital goods group on the successful defense of claims for damages following a failed expansion project in Canada

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Litigation, 2020-2024
  • JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, Recommended: Dispute Resolution (“tough but fair”, competitor), 2022-2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended in Germany: Arbitration, 2016-2022


  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)


University of Cologne, Dr. jur. utr., 1993
Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Second State Exam, 1993
University of Bonn, Graduate School on EU and International Commercial Law, 1992
University of Cologne, First State Exam, 1990


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