Dr Thomas Gädtke specializes in cross-border disputes, international arbitration proceedings as well as all types of national dispute resolution mechanisms (ordinary courts, arbitration, mediation). He has extensive experience in national and international mass litigation proceedings, in particular with a US-link. Thomas is Head of DLA Pipers European Cross Border Litigation Group and International Co-Head of DLA Pipers Global Class Actions Group.

Thomas represents companies and their bodies in complex commercial disputes, in particular liability disputes (contractual, D&O, product liability), corporate disputes (including post-M&A and W&I), as well as disputes in the areas of banking and capital markets law, energy/plant engineering, IT and insurance law. He has conducted mass litigation on a large scale, both for clients from the automotive sector (inter alia diesel) and the financial sector (prospectus liability), in the area of directors' and officers' liability/D&O also with reference to US class actions. In addition, he has represented clients in large international arbitration proceedings in various sectors under different arbitration rules.