Dr. ThomasPreute


Düsseldorf + 49.211.5406.5569

Thomas Preute advises German and international clients on internal investigations, the management of compliance-related crises, directors' liability, and the implementation, enhancement, and effectiveness testing of compliance programs.

Thomas has advised on corruption, antitrust and competition laws, export controls, fraud, human rights, and money laundering matters, particularly with cross-border implications. He serves clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, chemical, construction, defense, energy, health care, logistics, and manufacturing. He has extensive experience with internal investigations regarding allegations of misconduct and with global compliance programs from design to effective implementation.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Thomas was a partner for more than five years at a globally active boutique firm that focuses on compliance and investigations, including monitorships under appointment by U.S. authorities. During that time he led teams in several challenging matters, including advising TÜV SÜD AG on crisis management in relation to a tragic dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil.

Before entering private practice, Thomas worked in managerial roles, including serving as group managing director of a NYSE-listed company.


  • Valmet acquires process gas chromatography business of Siemens AGJones Day is advising Valmet Oyj in the €102.5 million acquisition of the process gas chromatography business of Siemens AG.
  • Ansys acquires automotive simulation channel partner DYNAmoreJones Day is representing Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of the DYNAmore business (“DYNAmore”), a Stuttgart, Germany-headquartered company who has historically distributed Ansys’ LS-DYNA crash test simulation software to virtually all major European car manufacturers.
  • Plastic Omnium acquires ams OSRAM Automotive Lighting Systems from ams OSRAM GroupJones Day advised Plastic Omnium in the acquisition of the Automotive Lighting Systems (AMLS) business of ams OSRAM Group in a highly complex international carve-out transaction.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • EMERAM Capital Partners sells portfolio company MEONA to Trill ImpactJones Day represented EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH, one of the leading investment companies for medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region, in the sale of its portfolio company MEONA, an innovation leader for clinical software, to the private equity firm, Trill Impact.