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Prof. Dr. Thomas Dünchheim


Prof. Dr. Thomas Dünchheim

Thomas Dünchheim is the "Go to - Lawyer" for legal questions relating to municipal enterprises, public bank institutions or state-related transactions. He has more than ten years' experience in the area of public law, especially public commercial law, municipal law, environmental law and construction law.

Thomas was appointed as the Office Managing Partner of the firms's Dusseldorf office in January 1, 2016. He is the head of the local public sector practice group and a member of the Global Policy Advocacy Initiative of our law firm.

Thomas holds a diploma in public administration (Diplom-Verwaltungswirt) and studied law at the University of Cologne from 1994 to 1999. From 1999 to 2009, Thomas was mayor of the city of Monheim and was responsible for the Legal Department, the Departments Human Resources and Administration, Urban Planning and for the promotion of Trade and Industry Departments.

Recommended lawyer for environmental and planning law

JUVE handbook, 2015/2016

Representative Experience

Advising Direktorium für Vollblutzucht und Rennen e.V. on constitutional and European issues in connection with negotiations on the State Gambling Treaty.

FMS Wertmanagement ("Second Bad Bank"): Advice on the acquisition of risk positions and strategically irrelevant business sectors in the nominal value of approximately EUR 73 billion from the HypoReal Estate Group

Advice on the set-up of this institution, acquisition of risk positions and strategically irrelevant business sectors in the nominal value of approximately EUR 71 billion from WestLB AG as well as ongoing advice.

Advising Rheinischer Sparkassen- und Giroverband (RSGV) on the legal status of Reserve Funds of RSGV.

Advising Stadtwerke Aachen AG (STAWAG) on network re-municipalisation projects.

Establishment of a joint cooperation for the distribution of gas and electricity beyond the region (fünfwerke GmbH & Co. KG)

Advising Stadtwerke Radevormwald GmbH on and managing a share deal with RWE RWN Beteiligungs Mitte GmbH.

Advising STEAG GmbH on municipal commercial law.

Advising Alliander AG on the gas concession process of the federal capital Berlin pursuant to sec. 46 para 2 EnWG (Energy Industry Act).

Advising Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg on the tendering process re electricity grids pursuant to sec. 46 EnWG.

Advising the city of Bergisch Gladbach on the concession process for gas, electricity, water, district heating.

Advising Stadtwerke Bad Oeynhausen (public law institution) on a Bidding process in order to find a strategic partner in the energy supply field.

Advising FMSA on public law issues, in particular with regard to public law institutions, budgetary and constitutional issues.

Advising Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH on bidding procedures for PPP licences / operating schemes according to the Federal German Motorway Act.

Advising Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf on questions re the law governing savings banks (Sparkassen) and on corporate governance.


"Dusseldorf Partner Dünchheim is still very popular with local authorities and gives them comprehensive advice on environmental and planning law issues."

JUVE handbook


Recommended lawyer for environmental and planning law

JUVE handbook


"In the field of remunicipalisation the Dusseldorf Partner Dr. Thomas Dünchheim has a good reputation."

JUVE handbook

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