Thomas Urlacher is a partner and member of Gide's M&A / Corporate practice group, with first-class expertise in complex acquisitions, strategic alliances (joint ventures) and corporate structuring. His practice covers a wide range of industries, in particular service industries (banking and insurance, IT and telecommunications), energy and manufacturing (automotive, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage).
He is active in the service sector (bancassurance, telecoms, IT), energy and industry (automotive, pharmaceuticals, food processing). Thomas also has extensive expertise in complex real estate joint-ventures and M&A transactions.
Thomas spent three years at Gide's Casablanca office and managed Gide's Beijing office for five years. There, he developed unique experience in international, cross-border M&A. He has advised, for example, many Chinese investors on their acquisitions in France and Africa.
Member of the Paris Bar, Thomas is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) and holds a DJCE-DESS in Business Law from the University of Strasbourg. Thomas is referenced in China in the latest Legal 500 Asia Pacific and mentioned in Projects & Infrastructure in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013.