Thomas C.Mahlich (Tom)

Of Counsel

Düsseldorf + 49.211.5406.5712

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.


PAG invests in Key Safety Systems to finance acquisition of global assets of Takata Corporation
Jones 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 Westfalenstahl
Jones 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 vacated
In 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.

Harman/Becker defends antitrust patent pool claims
Jones Day defended Harman/Becker against various antitrust claims in arbitration proceedings brought by Communication and Control Electronics (CCE) and D2B Optical B.V. regarding a development and patent pool agreement involving CCE, D2B, Philips and Matsushita.

Noro-Moseley Partners invests in NovaVision
Jones Day advised Noro-Moseley Partners regarding its purchase of Series A Preferred Stock in a private placement by NovaVision, Inc.

Additional Publications

  • 6. Juni 2005Thomas Mahlich auf Premiere TV: Im Zweifel Für ... Friedmans Talk, 30-minütiges Streitgespräch, Thema: Managerhaftung
  • 6. April 2005Deutschlandfunk, Sammelklagen in den USA, der Fall Fresenius Medical Care
  • 3. April 2005Handelsblatt, Interview zur Vertretung Thomas Haffas
  • 24. März 2005Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Exklusivinterview zur Vertretung Thomas Haffas
  • March 2005The European Lawyer, comment on redefining the law on corporate manslaughter in UK
  • 28. Januar 2005Frankfurter Rundschau, Exklusivinterview, Nichts ist unmöglich - Ein US-Berufungsgericht hat die Klage gegen die Fast-Food-Kette McDonald´s zugelassen
  • Januar 2005Maschinenmarkt, Schiedsverfahren - der Traum vom neutralen Forum
  • November 2004Juve, Die Büchse der Pandora - Internationale Schiedsverfahren sind keineswegs immer schneller und billiger als Verfahren vor staatlichen Gerichten
  • November 2004Finance, Interview zu Sammelklagen in den USA
  • 13. September 2004Handelsblatt, Experte sieht kaum Chance für Maut Entschädigung
  • 8. September 2004Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Exklusiv-Kommentar, Wie riskant ist der Alien Tort Claims Act für Deutsche Unternehmen
  • 2. August 2004Bloomberg TV, Interview zu Managerhaftung in Deutschland und den USA
  • 27. Juli 2005Financial Times Deutschland, Schiedsverfahren - Nur ein fauler Zauber?
  • 22. Juni 2004Bloomberg Newswire, Kommentar zur Staatsanwaltschaft im Fall Deutsche Bank / Mannesmann
  • 31. März 2004ZDF, Heute Journal-Interview zum Mannesmann-Fall
  • 19. Februar 2004dpa, Vergleich in einem Maut-Schiedsverfahren wahrscheinlich
  • 18. Februar 2004Bloomberg TV-Interview, Toll Collect Skandal und mögliche Lösung
  • Januar 2004Pharmarecht, Sammelklagen in den USA - Bange machen gilt nicht
  • 22. Mai 2003vwd Wirtschaftsnachrichten, Risiko von Schadensersatzklagen in den USA nicht überbewerten
  • 15. Mai 2003Handelsblatt-Exklusiv-Interview, Schadensersatzklagen in den USA, man kann gewinnen
  • 10. Oktober 2002Financial Times Deutschland, Exklusivkommentar, Land der unbegrenzten Haftung, immer häufiger werden deutsche Unternehmen in den USA mit hohen Schadensersatzforderungen konfrontiert

Speaking Engagements

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