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Dr. Tom Frank

T +49 40 3008510-0
F +49 40 3008510-99
M +49 179 5012 175
E t.frank@lswf.de

M&A/Private Equity
Venture Capital
Corporate Law

Tom Frank specializes in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity transactions. He also advises German and international clients from various industries on issues of corporate and labor law, especially in the context of reorganizations, including legal aspects of co-determination, collective bargaining, and labor management relations. His areas of expertise also cover the complete spectrum of individual and collective labor law and employment contract law. His clientele include American, English, and German financial investors as well as well-known companies in the logistics and food industries and the communication sector.


Attorney/Partner with Leo Schmidt-Hollburg Witte & Frank (since 2013)

Attorney/Partner at Löhde Leo Schmidt-Hollburg & Witte (2002-2013)

Doctorate in insolvency law at the University of Hamburg

Lecturer for civil law at the University of Hamburg

Legal traineeship in Hamburg and New York

Studies of law at the University of Hamburg


Juve: M&A (every year since 2009), Corporate (every year since 2009)

Best Lawyers: Corporate Law Germany (every year since 2015) and M&A Germany (every year since 2021)

Deutschlands beste Anwälte (Handelsblatt): Corporate Law (every year since 2016), M&A (every year since 2022)

“High quality employment advice” (competitor, JUVE 2017)

“Reliable and competent in M&A” (competitor, JUVE 2016)

“Quick and really good in corporate and employment” (competitor, JUVE 2015)

“Highly competent, helpful and pleasant” (competitor, JUVE 2011) 

Select Transactions:

  • Shareholder of Finanzcheck on tender procedure and sale to Scout24 AG
  • LGT Bank on an ongoing basis on labor law
  • DSV Group on an ongoing basis on small and medium-sized transactions in Germany as well as on corporate and labor law restructurings
  • Shareholder in the sale of the Hansaton Group to Sonova AG
  • Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG on the foundation of Nuways AG
  • RHJI on the acquisition of BHF Bank AG (employment law, pensions and restructuring)
  • LGT Foundation on the sale of the German LGT Bank to ABN AMRO (labor law) and subsequent restructuring; on the acquisition of BHF Bank AG (labor law, pensions and restructuring)
  • AON Group on an ongoing basis on restructuring issues
  • Ongoing advice to various board members of different SDAX and MDAX companies, in particular on liability and compensation issues;
  • Nordic Alpha Partners on an ongoing basis on financing rounds and exits.
  • Earlybird and UVC on PIPE investment Lilium