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Thomas Salomon, LL.M. (Illinois)


Thomas Salomon, LL.M. (Illinois)
English, Italian, French, German
Practice Group

Thomas Salomon is where your business is. In a world of specialisation and division of labour, success is the product of smart interaction along the value added chain. Thomas concentrates on drafting and negotiating agreements on distribution, supply and the provision of services, particularly in the consumer, food and life sciences industries. Thomas also covers regulatory aspects and stays at your side when competitors drag you into unfair competition litigation.

Thomas' career has spanned private and corporate practice and he is familiar with the requirements of corporate decision-making processes. Clients have thus lauded his business-mindedness and hands-on approach. 

Except for a period of three years, Thomas has been with the firm and its predecessor firms respectively since 1992 and became a partner in 2001. From 1996 to 1999 he was General Counsel of Fielmann AG, Hamburg. Thomas studied law at the universities of Hamburg and Geneva and received his LL.M. from the University of Illinois, United States. From 1988 to 1990 he was a research assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Private Law.

Recommended lawyer for distribution systems

JUVE handbook, 2009 - 2016

Representative experience

Advising a leading international manufacturer of consumer electronics on the establishment of its selective distribution systems for individual brands in Europe.

Advising a leading manufacturer of alternative therapeutic products on product launches and on the repositioning of products as foods and cosmetics.

Advising Schwartauer Werke on composition, labelling and advertisement of its product range and legal support in product launches.

Advising a leading German car manufacturer on a global agreement with a media agency for its most important brands.

Advising a manufacturer of steel foundations for offshore wind parks on negotiations and drafting of manufacturing and supply agreements.

Advising an online retailer on the creation and negotiation of logistics contracts, most recently interim arrangement for the change of the provider.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Universität Hamburg
  • University of Geneva


The recommended food law team led by Thomas Salomon (…) advises many German brand manufacturers.

JUVE handbook


Recommended lawyer for Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

JUVE handbook


Recommended lawyer for distribution law

JUVE handbook

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