Dr. Thomas Söbbing, LL.M.

General Counsel
Solcom GmbH

Dr. Söbbing is as General Counsel responsible for all legal issues of the company. He suffers from a two team consisting of Legal Conusel and Legal Assistant and reports directly to Managing Director.

In his career, Dr. Soebbing gave legal care to the largest contract of Siemens AG (€ 7.8 billion and was heavily involved in complex M&A, outsourcing, IT and financial transactions. He conducted negotiations with more than 300 companies from Germany (including all of the DAX companies), Europe, USA and Asia as well as most major law firms.

In an announcement to the JUVE legal magazine Professor Schmidl from Baker Mckenzie said about Dr Soebbing “he is not only a good lawyer, but also a skilled negotiator.”

Career

Dr Soebbing was in managing and consulting position at IBM, KPMG, Siemens, Deutsche Leasing and CRIF Group.

During his clerkship, he negotiated contracts in the tens of millions for debis (today T-Systems). That he joined to IBM as lead advisor of contracts and negotiations. After that, he worked in the area of business-consulting for KPMG where he advised a number of CXOs. Than he joined to Siemens SIS as head of (legal-) contract management and reported directly to the CFO.

He then moved to the customer side and served for seven years as Chief Legal Specialist at the market leader Deutsche Leasing. In doing so he is responsible i.a. also the legal side of IT-Sourcing, the German Desk for 23 countries as well as the Treasury department. Most recently, he was legally responsible for the CRIF Group as the Head of Legal & Compliance for credit rating agencies, debt collection agencies and IT companies.

In 2014, The Legal 500 nominated him to one of the “Top 100 Corporate Counsel” and in 2017 even elected him to the General Counsel Powerlist Germany of “Most Influential Lawyers in Business.”

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