Dr. Thomas Rühle

Dr. Thomas Rühle

Attorney/Partner
  • Litigation
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Law
  • M&A
  • Company Law
Office HamburgNeuer Wall 43
20354 Hamburg
Contact
T: +49 40 226 3333 - 0
F: +49 40 226 3333 - 33
E: ruehle@lws-rechtsanwaelte.de

Fields of Practice

Litigation (especially managerial liability, disputes related to insolvency, post-M&A disputes) 

Restructuring and Insolvency Law
 
(Distressed) M&A

Company Law

Professional Background: 

Research Assistant for Professor Dr. Stefan Smid (concentration: litigation and insolvency law) from 2001 to 2004

First Legal State Examination 2004 in Kiel

Research Assistant for Professor Dr. Stefan Smid
(concentration: litigation and insolvency law) from 2004 to 2006

Doctor of Laws; granted right to use academic title 2005

Grand Legal State Examination 2007 in Hamburg

Attorney at Hengeler Mueller in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and London from 2007 until 2013

Attorney at Görg in Köln from 2013 until 2017

Partner at Ludwig Wöhren Schewtschenko in Hamburg and München since 2018

Publications (Selected): 

Commentary on Secs. 225a, 238a, 246a, 248a, 254a, 254b, 259a, 259b German Insolvency Code, in: Nerlich/Römermann, Insolvency Code Commentary

Means of Compensation as per Sec. 251 III German Insolvency Code both Within and Outside of the Insolvency Proceeding, NZI 2015, pp. 151-157, with Dr. Jochen Lehmann

The accelerated rejection proceeding pursuant to Sec. 253 IV German Insolvency Code in practice, NZI 2014, pp. 889-895, with Dr. Jochen Lehmann

Restructuring of shares in the times of the German Debt Securities Code 2009, BB 2014, pp. 907-914, with Dr. Alexander Kessler

The elective procedure in case of multiple proposed candidates for a supervisory board position, AG 2011, pp. 805-813, with Dr. Andreas Austmann

The allowance of use by shareholders in the times of the German Law on the Modernization of GmbH Law to Prevent Abuses (MoMiG), ZIP 2009, pp. 1358–1367

Reciprocal agreements following the revocation of the insolvency proceeding, 2006 (167 pages)

European Restructuring Law, in: Law of Restructuring Finance, Eds.:  von Knops/Bamberger/Maier-Reimer, 2005, pp. 527-544, with Prof. Dr. Stefan Smid

Lectures (Selected):

2017 Lecture on the topic: "5 Years of ESUG: The Reformed Planned Procedure Under Examination" at Clifford Chance in Frankfurt, HSBC in Düsseldorf and Marsh in Hamburg

2016 Lecture on the topic: "Avoiding Liability Risks in Restructuring Outside of Insolvency" at HSBC in Düsseldorf and Marsh in Frankfurt

2015 Lecture on the topic: "CRO Liability in (Preliminary) Self-Administration" at HSBC in Düsseldorf and Marsh in Frankfurt