German Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Law studies at the University of Regensburg. With SNB since 1992, partner since 1996.

Thomas Schikorra has been working exclusively on banking and capital market law as well as insolvency law since 1992 and has headed the practice since 2000. He relies on extensive experience in consulting financial service providers and consortiums of banks on all issues concerning banking and capital markets as well as cases of crisis and insolvency of borrowers and drafts contracts to be entered into in this connection. A special focus of his activity lies on loan collateral law. In this connection banks and financial service providers entrust him in special cases with the drafting of collateralisation contracts or their legal review and he accompanies the setting up of collateral pools. Moreover, he advised banks in several cases on failed lending to property development companies and represented them vis a vis buyers.

In addition, Thomas Schikorra has provided legal support for companies in crisis with a view to their rehabilitation and restructuring.

Thomas Schikorra relies on extensive experience in representation in court. He is regularly contracted by banks and financial service providers in litigation as plaintiff or defendant. A special focus lies on mandates from banks and financial service providers which are confronted with insolvency transaction avoidances. In several mass proceedings Thomas Schikorra was commissioned by banks, financial service providers and partly also by real estate companies in view of advisory services and the conduct of lawsuits, namely in the event of failed real estate financing, investments in structured bonds and in closed-end funds.

Telephone +49 (0)40 - 36 97 96-12 / Telefax +49 (0)40 - 36 20 88 / Email
ADDRESS: Chilehaus / Entrance C / Burchardstraße 13 / 20095 Hamburg


FOCAL ACTIVITIES: Banking and capital market law, Collateralisation of credits, Insolvency law, Litigation

„Länderbericht Volksrepublik China“ in „Münchener Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung“, Verlag C.H. Beck, 3. Auflage 2016

Urteilsanmerkung zur Verlautbarung des Chinese Supreme People´s Court vom 15.07.2015 in SchiedsVZ 2015, 250 ff.

„Schiedsgerichte in Asien - insbesondere China“ in „Hamburger Handbuch des Exportrechts“, C.H.Beck Verlag 2. Auflage, 2014

„CIETAC versus CIETAC“ in Deutsch-Chinesische Wirtschaftsvereinigung e.V. Jahrbuch 2012-2013, S. 105 ff.

„Rechte durchsetzen – CIETAC-Schiedsverfahren gewinnen an Bedeutung“, in China Contact 5/2012 Seite 27
„CIETAC Arbitration Rules 2012 – Another Move Forward“, SchiedsVZ 2012, 134 ff.

"CIETAC Arbitration Compared to Other 2009: „Asian Institutions" in “Chinese Arbitration – A Selection of Pitfalls“, published by Maklu Antwerpen

„Verbürgung der Gegenseitigkeit zwischen Deutschland und China?“ in SchiedsVZ 2007, 100 ff.

„Streitbeilegung in der Volksrepublik China“ in Ranft/Schewe, Chinesisches Wirtschaftsrecht, NOMOS Verlag 2006

„Ausländer als Geschäftsführer einer GmbH“ in GmbHR 2005, 1409 ff.,

German (mother tongue), English (United States)

  • Bankrechtliche Vereinigung e.V.
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