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Dr. Thomas Broichhausen

Corporate Partner, Munich

“I focus on the insurance sector, advising clients on their most important, strategic insurance-related transactions and corporate issues. I have been closely involved in developing innovative transaction structures on the insurance and reinsurance side, in Germany and cross-border. I aim to deliver proactive, practical and commercially focused team-advice.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Thomas advises on M&A and corporate law, with specialist knowledge of the insurance sector.

Thomas is widely regarded as a leading expert of matters strategically relevant for insurers, advising on a variety of sector-related aspects, including M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, board room advice, reinsurance structures and bancassurance transactions. He is highly knowledgeable about insuretech, the impact of digitisation and the increasing interaction between the insurance sector and technology.

Thomas is a member of the firm’s global Insurance sector group, and he works in close collaboration with the firm’s leading lawyers in e.g. the financial regulation group, the investment group and with data experts.

Work Highlights

Thomas has advised on many of the market’s most significant insurance deals. These include advising:

  • ADAC on a vehicle insurance joint venture with Allianz
  • Athene/Athora on the acquisition of Delta Lloyd Lebensversicherung and various auction processes on German life insurers
  • Aviva Life on the transfer of the annuity, including bulk annuities, business of Aviva Annuities UK
  • AXA on its participation in and IPO of Africa Internet Group (Jumia)
  • AXA on its disposal of Pro bAV Pensionskasse
  • Helvetia on its public takeover of Nationale Suisse
  • Lloyds Banking Group on the sale of Heidelberger Leben

Professional experience

Thomas has been with Linklaters since 2010. He is based in Munich and was on secondment in the Dusseldorf office in 2016.

Thomas is author of various publications and articles on general corporate law and insurance sector relevant topics. These publications include:

  • Strukturen für den Effizienzvorsprung (together with Dr. Florian Reul and Dr. Frederik Winter) (VW 9/2019, 82-84)
  • Gesetzesänderung mit Fragezeichen – BaFin Genehmigung für die Beendigung von Gewinnabführungsverträgen & Co. (VersWirtschaft 3/2019, 86 ff.)
  • Auswirkungen von Solvency II auf die Vergütungsstrukturen im Versicherungssektor (VersR 2015, 1189 ff.)
  • Mitwirkungskompetenz der Hauptversammlung bei der Ausgabe von Wandelschuldverschreibungen auf eigene Aktien (NZG 2012, 86 ff.)
  • Zu den Qualifikationsanforderungen an Aufsichtsräte von Versicherungsunternehmen vor dem Hintergrund von Solvency II (Vers R 2012, 823 ff.)
  • Zusammengesetzte Finanzierungsinstrumente der Aktiengesellschaft – Untersuchung aktienrechtlicher Fragestellungen bei der Ausgabe von Anleihen mit Aktienerwerbsrechten auf Anteile eines anderen Unternehmens (Monographie) (Duncker-Humblot, Berlin 2010)
  • Majority Voting im US-amerikanischen Gesellschaftsrecht (RIW 2007, 839 ff.)
  • Entwicklungsrichtlinien und Perspektiven des Europäischen Kapitalmarktrechts (together with Dr. J.-H. Binder, LL.M.) (ZBB 2006, 85 ff.)
  • Anwendbarkeit des § 25 Abs. 1 Satz 1 HGB bei der Fortführung eines zahlungsunfähigen und insolventen Unternehmens (together with Prof. Dr. H. Merkt, LL.M.) (Anmerkung zu BGH vom 28. November 2005-II ZR 355/03, WuB 2006, IV E. § 25 HGB 1.06)
     

Education and qualifications

Thomas studied law at the University of Freiburg and the University of Passau, and he holds a Master of Laws from the University of Chicago.

Thomas is qualified as Attorney-at-Law (New York).

He speaks German and English.