WHY US

WHY THORN Law firm?

THORN is a boutique law firm offering services in the field of commercial law. One focus of our activities is on advising Slovenian companies on their business activities in Germany.

 

We strive to offer our clients legal services at the highest level, based on many years of experience. Our long-term success in representing Slovenian clients is the result of this constant work.

 

In their work, our lawyers focus exclusively on the needs of our clients and offer comprehensive and precise advice. Our goal is to provide solutions that our clients can rely on.

We have built the reputation of our firm on the basis of our commitment to the success of our clients and the expertise and diligence of our lawyers.

We are always aware that our success depends on the success of our clients.

Our clients include Slovenian clients of all sizes, from small businesses to medium-sized companies and international corporations.

Experience

The THORN law firm has more than two decades of legal experience in representing Slovenian clients in Germany, which enables us to help Slovenian clients to obtain the justice they deserve through our legal system. Our clients can benefit from our many years of experience.

Service

Our goal is to treat every potential client with dignity, respect and interest, and to address their specific problem in every way, so that they can feel at home with us at all times and be sure that we are at their service at all times.

We know that for our clients there is usually a lot of money at stake with their case. Therefore we handle their case always with corresponding responsibility.
It has always been particularly important for us that our client always has the same contact person and does not - as at large law firms - meet different consultants.
In this way, we ensure that our client quickly gets questions clarified and always has his competent contact partner.

​Trial experience

Many may advertise to handle cases like yours.

But do they also have years of experience in litigation for Slovenian clients and are they ready to go to court if necessary? 

THORN Law Firm has with more than 20 years of special professional experience not only the necessary competence but also the routine and persistence to successfully conduct and conclude a court case and to satisfy the client.

Hands on

You need a lawyer who will work with you one-on-one to help you get the results you need for your company. We are used to work for foreign companies. If necessary, we translate the written statements and explain the arguments of the opponents  to ensure that no information is lost. At THORN Law Firm, we are very proud of our results and longterm relationsship to many Slovenian clients.

 

On the case

We know that the most important case is yours. And so we handle it.

You can be assured that your file will never be shuffled to the bottom of the pile. Our attorneys and staff remain constantly vigilant, working hard to move your case forward, but never rushing to settle for less than full and fair result.

Not only will you receive our full commitment to your case, but we will keep you fully informed about all developments and answer all of your questions fully and promptly.

Client first

At the THORN Law Firm, our focus is on our client.

We are committed to treating each of our clients with courtesy, respect and compassion – regardless of the size of their case.

Discipline and persistence

Fighting for justice isn't easy, but, at THORN Law Firm, we welcome this challenge. In any case, regardless of the amount in dispute, our lawyers devote 100 percent of their efforts and resources to fighting for the rights of our clients.

We know, the road to success can be long and difficult, but our clients know that we will be with them at every step of the way.

We listen

One of the most common complaint about lawyers is usually that they don't listen.This does not happen in the THORN Law Firm.

Our lawyers want to hear the whole story before any steps are taken.

A complete understanding of what the client is about and what is important to him is the basis of all our work. Therefore, we keep a very detailed documentation of our work. We create a protocol of the information provided to us and coordinate this with our client so that he has the certainty of the basis on which we start our work.

Dr. Michael Thorn

Dr. Thorn is leader of the business law team at THORN Law firm.

He specialises in all aspects of business law and his practice areas include corporate and commercial law, professional corporations, commercial litigation, debt collection and general business law.

  • Clients: Many years of experience in advising national, international and multinational companies as well as foreign states.

  • Authorised and prepared to represent clients throughout Germany before all district courts and regional courts as well as higher regional courts, labour courts, regional labour courts and the Federal Labour Court as well as administrative courts, higher administrative courts and the Federal Administrative Court.

  • Advice and representation in German and English language

  • 2000 Doctorate from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich with "magna cum laude".

  • 1996 Foundation of own law firm

  • 1994 Joined an international commercial law firm

  • 1993 Joined a medium-sized law firm 

  • 1993 Second State Examination (with honors)

  • 1990 Legal clerkship at Augsburg Regional Court, Landshut

  • 1990 Freelance work as a freelancer in a law firm

  • 1990 First State Examination (with honors)

  • 1984 Study of law, Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich

Beatrice v. Wallenberg Pachaly

Beatrice v. Wallenberg Pachaly is member of the business law team at THORN Law firm. She specialises in all aspects of labour law but is also experienced in commercial litigation, debt collection and general business law.

  • Clients: Workers, salaried employees Workers, executives, managing directors of medium-sized companies, board members of public limited companies

  • Authorised and prepared to represent clients throughout Germany before all district courts and regional courts as well as higher regional courts, labour courts, regional labour courts and the Federal Labour Court as well as administrative courts, higher administrative courts and the Federal Administrative Court.

  • Advice and representation in German and English language

 

  • 2014 Partner of Dr. Thorn Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB

  • 2011 Specialist lawyer for labour law

  • 2005 Admitted to the bar at the Higher Regional Court in Munich

  • 2000 Admitted to the bar, freelancer in a law firm

  • 2000 Second State Examination

  • 1999 Legal associate at a law firm in San Francisco

  • 1998 Legal clerkship at Essen District Court

  • 1997 Legal associate at a law firm in Essen, Germany

  • 1997 First state examination with honors

  • 1992 Law studies, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Fees

We have a policy of clear and transparent invoicing.

After we have informed ourselves about the project and the client's requirements, we discuss the fee structure in detail. Our aim is to provide excellent legal advice at a very reasonable and competitive price. In Germany, minimum fees are prescribed for our work in the judicial sector, which we have to charge.

In principle, however, our fees are calculated on the basis of hourly rates.

The hourly rate depends on the amount in dispute, the complexity of the case and its difficulty. On this basis, we make transparent fee agreements with our clients.

At regular intervals, usually monthly, our clients receive a detailed list of the work we do. Before we start our work, we charge a reasonable advance agreed with our client.

 

To find out whether we can take over your case and give you a fee estimate, please send us an e-mail.

Do you have a case in Germany?

Get legal advice to make sure you are following the correct procedure and meeting all the steps required to be successful.

The lawyers at THORN are experienced and can assist you at every stage.

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