Thomas F. Forsch

Of Counsel

Office 3401, Zone A

Aspect Tower, The Executives Towers

Business Bay, Dubai | U.A.E.


Offices: Dubai, Paris

Areas of Concentration

  • Cross-cultural contracts, especially:
    • Review,
    • Negotiation,
    • Drafting,
    • Amendment,
    • Enforcement
    of corporate, commercial and financial contracts involving parties from different jurisdictions and cultures, in particular Middle Eastern jurisdictions and cultures
  • In-house Legal Services
    • Setting-up of in-house legal departments
    • Legal department management
    • Restructuring
    • Cross-cultural dispute resolution
  • Government Procurement & Public Tenders in the Middle East
  • Investment Protection
  • Technology Transfer
  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate & Corporate Finance

He is listed for commercial, corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 in Egypt.

Bar Exam

  • 1994: Germany (2. jur. Staatsexamen, Ministry of Justice, Hesse)
  • 1995: France (Aptitude à la profession d’Avocat, Ecole des Avocats, Dijon)


  • MIDEAST Law, since 2015
  • HalVent Beratungsgesellschaft mbH (Germany), CEO, July 2014 to date
  • HalVent Limited (UAE), Managing Director, 2012 to date
  • du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC, Dubai), Vice President – Legal Operations, 2006-2012
  • Andreas Neocleous & Co, (Limassol, Cyprus), Senior Legal Consultant (2004-2005)
  • Acker Choquette – Thomas Forsch (Dubai; independent, legal cooperation), Legal Consultant, 2002-2004
  • Galadari & Associates, Dubai, Legal Consultant, 2001-2002
  • Al Suwaidi & Company, Dubai, Legal Consultant, 1999-2001
  • Alem & Associates, Dubai/Beirut (Lebanon), Legal Consultant, 1997-1999
  • Law Office of Emil Epp, Strasbourg (France), Advocate, 1996-1997
  • Fingerhut, Karg, Maul, Dresden (Germany), Advocate, 1995-1996
  • Law Office of Fritz Ranke, Paris, Advocate, 1994-1995
  • University of Burgundy, Faculty of Law, Dijon (France), Lecturer, 1990-1991


  • Leadership, Global MBA Program, Manchester Business School, 2010-2011
  • University Exam (1. Staatsexamen), Ministry of Justice, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, 1994

Professional Activities & Memberships

  • The Economic Council, Germany (Wirtschaftsrat der CDU, e.V.)
  • Europa Union (integrated in the Union of European Federalists), Head of the EU-Middle East resort in Hanau (Germany)
  • The Taxpayers Association (Bund der Steuerzahler), Hesse, Germany
  • The German Association for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft), Frankfurt, Germany


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