Theo Pangraz (Mediator Profile) Commercial Barr & Rechtsanwalt

Membership Status: Mediator

General Information

Theo is a Commercial & Corporate Barrister and Rechtsanwalt with more than 22 years experience, practising in England & Germany. An experienced commercial mediator with an impressive success and satisfaction rate,

Theo Pangraz undertakes commercial, corporate, property and insurance disputes.

Bi-lingual in English and German, Theo is well known for his high level of client care and effective communication.

Mediation and advocacy

With more than 22 years’ legal experience, Theo worked in-house (as General Counsel, Head of Law & Insurance, and Managing Director) in an international company in the oil and chemical industry for 15 years.  This gave him a deep understanding and thorough knowledge of the mechanics of business, commercial negotiations and contractual details. He worked hands-on on many international projects in Europe, South America, Middle East and Asia, with long-term assignments to India, Singapore, China and Indonesia.

Having trained at the London School of Mediation, Theo has worked as a mediator since 2005 and is a member of the Civil Mediation Council.

 Work undertaken:

Recent feedback

"Dear Theo, I thought you might like to know that following our mediation session by you on 20th February, we reached an agreement to settle at the level you achieved on the day...

I would like to thank you for bringing the matter to within a hair's breadth of settlement in such a short time. Taking just five hours to settle a dispute that has been running for more than two years is quite remarkable. Your friendly and engaging manner made the process quite enjoyable. I only wish we had followed this course sooner. Our "round table" discussions a year earlier were a disaster.

Thank you once again Theo."

              Simon Liddamore, Zanaco Investments Limited

“I used Theo as mediator in a recent case. Despite only having four hours in which to broker a deal, he managed it. I was very impressed by his tenacity in the face of two parties who both threatened to walk away. I would recommend Theo for his strategic, commercial thinking and his determination to get a result for all parties involved.” 

              Simon Hale, Barrister, Hardwicke

“I instructed Theo on a 1/2 day Mediation. Theo's mediation approach was excellent; indeed, he went above and beyond to facilitate a settlement.”

               James Freemantle, Ambrose Appelbe Solicitors

“As an observer, I attended a mediation with Theo, who was first class, highly personable, hands-on, pragmatic and energetic, with a great sense of humour. His rapport building was superb. He also took time out to discuss the case and tactics with me, which was great.”   

               Henry Minto, Osborne Clarke

"Dear Theo: Well done on yesterday – another one settled, and thank you for all your hard labour!" 

“I echo (my client’s) sentiment that your involvement assisted immensely in reaching settlement. For me it was good to have someone involved who I felt understood both the context and the legal issues involved. This assisted in drawing up an agreement to conclude matters on the day.”

               Liddell & Company

"Settlement was reached which was something of a surprise and relief given the level of relationship difficulty between the parties that had stalled previous settlement attempts."

               Wortley Byers

“Theo Pangraz skilfully resolved a highly emotive dispute that my clients thought was impossible to resolve amicably. I would not hesitate to use him again.”

               Tristan Duncan Freeths

Theo is married with two daughters. He is also Clerk to the Governors of Wellington School, and gives lessons in Commercial Law at Exeter University. He is proud to have finished the Brighton Marathon 2012 for the charity Save the Children.



Theo Pangraz (Mediator Profile) Thumbs up rating

👍 84%

league table position 42 / 163

total mediations undertaken 62

member level Elite Mediator

Theo is a member of phone01823 247 247

Qualified in 2007

Recent History

21 April 2023Settled
22 March 2023Did Not Settle
14 June 2022Did Not Settle
9 July 2021Settled
25 November 2020Settled
9 July 2020Settled
30 October 2019Did Not Settle
29 November 2018Settled
28 July 2017Settled
20 June 2017Settled
24 May 2017Settled
17 May 2016Settled
17 December 2015Settled
26 November 2015Did Not Settle
20 February 2015Settled after date
19 February 2015Settled after date
5 February 2015Settled
30 January 2015Settled
26 November 2014Did Not Settle
25 July 2014Settled
28 April 2014Did Not Settle
5 March 2014Settled after date
28 January 2014Settled after date
20 November 2013Did Not Settle
15 November 2013Settled


Insurance Provider:

Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund

Certificate Status:

Certificate on file

Expiry Date:

31 March 2024

Level of Cover:


CPD & Training

Mediation Training Provider:

The Western Circuit

Date Qualified as Mediator:

24 April 2005

Training Certificate: