Thiemo Schäfer Partner

Dr. Thiemo Schäfer


Lawyer, Master of Law (LL.M.)

Areas of expertise

Special sector knowledge

  • Consumer
  • Industrials
  • Transport & logistics


  • English

Brief biography

  • Since 2024 Forvis Mazars (formerly Mazars)
  • 2021 - 2024 Andersen GmbH legal advice tax advice, Salary Partner
  • 2015 - 2021 McDermott Will & Emery Attorneys at Law Tax Advisors LLP, Associate
  • 2014 - 2015 Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Associate
  • 2012 Doctorate (Dr jur.) with Professor Dr Hanns Prütting on an insolvency law topic
  • 2011 - 2013 Legal clerkship in Cologne, London and New York
  • 2009 - 2010 Master's programme in Business Law (LL.M.) at the University of Cologne
  • 2004 - 2009 Studied law at the University of Cologne


Dr Thiemo Schäfer has been a partner at Forvis Mazars (formerly Mazars) since March 2024 and is responsible for the firm's Dispute Resolution department. Dr Thiemo Schäfer advises and assists our clients in protecting their interests before German civil courts. He specialises in post-M&A, insolvency, commercial and corporate disputes. Dr Thiemo Schäfer also has particular experience in the area of litigation finance.

Prior to joining Forvis Mazars (formerly Mazars), Dr Thiemo Schäfer worked for a total of 10 years in international law firms (McDermott Will & Emery and Luther) and a multidisciplinary partnership (Andersen). During his legal clerkship, he gained international experience at an international law firm in London. He also worked at the German Consulate General in New York. Dr Schäfer holds an LL.M. in commercial law, is a certified specialist in commercial and corporate law and is the author of numerous publications, in particular on insolvency law.

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