Dr Thomas Kaiser-Stockmann, LLM is the founder and owner of tkslegal Berlin LLP, a boutique transaction oriented law firm for German and international clients and entrepreneurs. Focus areas of tkslegal Berlin are Corporate, M&A and Real Estate work.
After studies in Mainz, Nice and at the London School of Economics (LSE) - as a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office scholar - and a phd from Technical University Darmstadt, Thomas in 1089 started his career at Hengeler Mueller law firm in Frankfurt; from where he moved to the German State Privatization Agency (Treuhandanstalt) with the fall of the iron curtain; and subsequently opened the Berlin office of the largest Nordic law firm Mannheimer Swartling, whose managing partner he has been for more than 15 years, before founding tkslegal Berlin.
Through his International Bas Association (IBA) network Thomas co-operates with friendly colleagues all over the world. Until 2015 Thomas has been the Chair of the family and business enterprises Committee of the IBA in London. His other global network is LSE alumni, where he is a Berlin regional coordinator in the German chapter. Thomas also serves as chairman of the board of AssaAbloy Sicherheitstechnik GmbH, the German holding of Stockholm listed AssaAbloy AB, a global leader in door opening solutions.