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Dr. Tomas van Dorp
Certified labor law attorney

Specialists areas: Labor law, corporate law

Dr. Tomas van Dorp works in the labor law and company law departments.

He specializes in consulting and representation of private enterprises, public entities (municipal / city administrations, municipal enterprises) and private individuals in respect of labor law, service law and company law.

As a certified labor law attorney, he provides advice on all issues, including works constitution, co-determination, staff representation, outsourcing, collective agreements, demergers and transfers of undertakings. During the decades of his professional career, he conducted almost 6,000 lawsuits so far, including lead cases conducted with uncommon intensity against hundreds of claimants. He represents his clients before the German Federal Labor Court in Erfurt, too.

Dr. van Dorp's consulting on company law questions encompasses contracts, articles of association, meetings, resolutions and terminations. He gathered many years of experience in shareholder disputes ranging from harmonious to highly controversial situations, including such of minority shareholders involved in intricate constructions. He provides his services in this respect also to clients from - without limitation - France, Austria, the Netherlands and the UK.

He has in-depth experience in conciliation proceedings and mediation proceedings, respectively, which are conducted on a confidential and non-public basis and which yielded an extremely high settlement rate.

His contributions are published in books and specialist journals on a regular basis.

Dr. van Dorp studied law in Bonn, Freiburg and Munich and was a research associate at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. As of 1986, he worked with a prestigious big law firm in Bonn, and later in Munich, before he changed to Schlawien & Kollegen in 1995. He is one of the founding partners of SNP.


  • van Dorp, Tomas; Melles, Maximilian: Nichtannahme einer mangels hinreichender Substantiierung unzulässigen Verfassungsbeschwerde. Kommentar zu OLG Hamm, Beschluss vom 6.9.2019, 1 BvR 1763/18, in: NZFam, 21/2019, S. 953-955
  • van Dorp, Tomas; Vogt, Sylvia : Rechtsanwaltskosten des Betriebsrats - Haftung des Arbeitgebers? In: AuA, 1/2017, S. 25-29
  • van Dorp, Tomas: Altersteilzeitverträge - Keine Anpassung wegen Einführung der Rente ab 63. In: AuA, 2/2016, S. 86-89
  • Bilanz zum Rechtsschutz bei Verzögerung arbeitsrechtlicher Prozesse - Überlange Gerichtsverfahren, in AuA 6/2015, 340 ff. (together with Dr. Peter Link)
  • Neue Entscheidung des LAG München - Leistungsboni auch in der Krise, in AuA 2/2014, 104 (together with Nalan Köse)
  • Leistungsbezogene Bonusvereinbarungen im Arbeitsvertrag, in AuA 11/2013, 681 (together with Dr. Peter Link)
  • Plausibilitätskontrollen und Hilfen im Steuerrecht - Steuerliches Risikomanagement, in AuA 11/2013, 668 ff. (together with Dr. Peter Link)
  • Ein Danaergeschenk für Arbeitgeber - Entgeltfortzahlung an Organspender, in AuA 5/2013, 284 ff. (together with Dr. Peter Link)
  • Gesetz über den Rechtsschutz bei überlangen Gerichtsverfahren - Die Verfahrensdauer im Sozialrecht, in AuA 2/2013, 91 ff. (together with Dr. Peter Link)
  • Rechtsschutz bei überlangen Gerichtsverfahren, May 2012, C.H. Beck (together with Dr. Peter Link)
  • Kündigung aus wichtigem Grund: Ungültige BR-Vorschlagsliste, in AuA 10/2011, 619 (together with Dr. Peter Link)
  • Diskussion um Gesetzentwurf - Überlange Gerichtsverfahren, in AuA 1/2011, 20 (together with Dr. Peter Link)
  • Der Weg zum Erfolg - Die Nichtzulassungsbeschwerde, in AuA 12/2009, 703 (together with Dr. Peter Link)
  • Restrukturierungen durch externe Transfergesellschaften, in Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht - Personal-Profi, Ausgabe 10/09, 588 (together with Dr. Peter Link)


  • Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V. (DAV) (German Association of Attorneys)


  • Türkenstraße 16
    Munich 80333


  • English
  • German

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2023 for work in:

  • Labor and Employment Law

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