Dr Thomas Kuhnle

Dr Thomas Kuhnle

Dr Thomas Kuhnle


T +49 711 9338 19193

Industries Mobility & Logistics , Automotive , Health Care & Life Science

Areas of practice

Dr Thomas Kuhnle provides corporate transaction advice, at both national and international level. His advice ranges from the legal structure of a transaction and the due diligence review to contract negotiations and post-acquisition integration. He further advises on recapitalisations and crisis transactions. His clients include strategic investors from various fields, private equity institutions, start-ups and venture capital investors as well as family offices and banks. Thomas Kuhnle further assists with privatisations and advises managing directors and management, supervisory and advisory board members on complicated projects and on all matters pertaining to corporate law. In these areas he also advises on disputes and litigation, in particular on post-M&A and transaction issues.



Dr Thomas Kuhnle studied law in Osnabrück and Hamburg (Germany), before working as a research assistant at the University of Rostock (Germany), from 1994 to 1997. He was admitted to the German Bar in 1999 and received his doctorate in 2000. He joined Luther’s predecessor firm in 1999.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2022): Recommended in M&A (‘Thomas Kuhnle is technically absolutely outstanding, in all facets of my M&A case (from the legal details to the conduct of the conversation); humanly very agreeable and benevolent; with understanding for the client’s challenging situation.’, ‘Thomas Kuhnle is very experienced, extremely good at delicate negotiations, outstanding transaction lawyer.’)
  • JUVE Guide (2021/2022): Mentioned under frequently recommended in "M&A"
  • Best Lawyers (2022): Award as "Lawyer of the Year" in "Corporate Law", awarded in "Mergers and Acquisition Law"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2021): Mention in M&A
  • JUVE Guide (2020/2021): Mentioned under frequently recommended in "M&A"
  • Best Lawyers (2021): Award in "Corporate Law"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2019/2020): Listed in "Corporate Law and M&A - International medium-sized deals (€100M - €500M)"
  • JUVE Guide (2018/2019/2020): Mentioned under frequently recommended in the section "M&A"
  • The Legal 500 (2018): Recommendation in the section "Company law" and "M&A - M&A - international medium-sized deals (EUR 100M - 500M)"
  • JUVE Guide (2016/2017): Recommended in the category "Region Stuttgart"
  • Leaders League 2016: Highly Recommended in the category M&A - Large cap / Leading in the category M&A - Mid cap
  • kanzleimonitor.de (2015/2016): Recommended for "Mergers & Acquisition"
  • The Legal 500 (2015): Germany: Listed in "M&A international mid-sized deals"
  • JUVE Guide (since 2010): Ranking in the category "M&A" as one of the most frequently recommended lawyers.

  • Würth group: on-going transaction advice, recently in connection with the acquisition of chemical companies in the Netherlands and in Germany
  • Publishing group B. Boll: advice regarding acquisition of J.F. Ziegler KG
  • IFM group shareholders: advice regarding sale to RSMG group
  • MVZ Leverkusen shareholders: advice regarding sale to synlab group/BC Partners
  • ZF Sachs AG: advice in various transactions including advice regarding suppliers in crisis (Red Flag Due Diligence)