Thomas C.Mahlich (Tom)

Of Counsel

Düsseldorf + 49.211.5406.5500

For almost 30 years, Tom Mahlich has represented clients in civil and commercial disputes before German courts and international arbitral institutions. His practice focuses on commercial disputes, securities and shareholder litigation, product liability litigation, post-merger and acquisition disputes, insurance-related disputes, and disputes in connection with alleged compliance violations. Tom also has experience in U.S. litigation matters such as discovery and jurisdictional issues, and he advises German clients that either have been or are being sued before U.S. courts.

Tom's clients include Abbott Laboratories, BBV Insurance, Brunswick, CH2M Hill, Financial Guaranty Insurance, Harman International, International Speciality Products, Melitta, Mentor Corporation, Merz Pharma, NACCO, SAP, Thomas Haffa, and Wittur AG.

Tom is author of numerous articles in English and German on U.S. and transnational litigation, securities law, and arbitration issues. In addition, he has written articles on the reform of Chapter 10 of the German Code of Civil Procedure, which deals with German domestic and international arbitration.


  • Spark Networks obtains chapter 15 recognition of first-ever cross-border restructuring under German StaRUGJones Day represented Spark Networks SE in the first-ever cross-border restructuring under the recently enacted German restructuring law ("StaRUG") and chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code involving over $100 million of funded debt issued by a U.S.-based credit fund and guaranteed by other German and U.S. entities.
  • Bayer secures landmark victory in post-M&A ICC arbitration against BASFJones Day lawyers secured a landmark victory on behalf of Bayer AG in a multi-billion post-M&A arbitration against BASF SE.
  • PAG invests in Key Safety Systems to finance acquisition of global assets of Takata CorporationJones Day represented PAG Asia Capital Ltd. and PAG Asia II LP in connection with its investment in Key Safety Systems, a subsidiary of China-based Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation, to finance the acquisition of substantially all of the global assets of Takata Corporation out of bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan and certain non-bankruptcy transactions elsewhere in the world.
  • Goldman Sachs sells stake in DNick to Wickeder WestfalenstahlJones Day provided advice to Goldman Sachs' European Special Situations Group in connection with the takeover by Wickeder Westfalenstahl GmbH ("Wickeder") of DNick Holding plc ("DNick"), a UK corporation traded in the German unregulated market (Freiverkehr), including the subsequent sale of Goldman Sachs' approximately 23% stake in DNick to Wickeder.
  • SAP's $1.3 billion jury award vacatedIn November 2010, Jones Day defended SAP AG, SAP America, Inc. and TomorrowNow, Inc. in an Oakland federal trial that was limited to the amount of damages to be awarded on Oracle's copyright claims.
  • Additional Speaking Engagements

    • August 2008
      German Ministry of Justice in Roundtable Discussion on New Corporate Criminal Liability Laws