Theo Pangraz (Rechtsanwalt 1993) 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

Theo Pangraz is a dual qualified Senior Barrister, German Advocate (Rechtsanwalt) and Mediator providing specialist Commercial, Corporate and Construction Law related advice, drafting, advocacy, representation, mediation and quasi in-house consultancy services to law firms, businesses and individuals across England, Wales and Germany.  

With more than 27 years’ cross-jurisdictional legal experience, having spent 15 years in-house as General Counsel, Head of Legal and Managing Director of an international company in the global petrochemical industry, I have extensive practical experience of the mechanics of business, the reality of commercial negotiations and the need to expertly use the law to identify and minimise risk wherever possible. Therefore, if you are looking for solutions-focused advice and representation that you can trust, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Who do I work with and how can I help you?

• Solicitors and Law Firms: Do you get enquiries that you don’t have the expertise, or time to deal with in-house? Rather than turning this work away, have you considered the benefits of engaging an experienced Barrister on a consultancy basis? Available as and when you need me, on either a formal or informal basis, my involvement can remain very much ‘behind the scenes’ or I can work as a fully integrated, specialist member of your firm.

• SMEs, Limited Companies and Partnerships: You don’t need to invest in a permanent, in-house legal department to receive cost-effective, bespoke, accessible legal advice whenever you need it. Ask me about the support that I can offer you on a retained or ad-hoc basis.

• Individuals: Engaged by board members, shareholders, directors and contractors (among others) on a direct access basis, I can provide the advice, drafting and representation you need at any stage of a dispute including mediation, adjudication and court proceedings.

Personal Website: www.theopangraz.com

Experience:

1. If you are a law firm or a solicitor who requires the outsourced expertise of a highly experienced, senior (bilingual) Barrister on an ad-hoc or longer-term consultancy basis, I can help.

The support that I can offer includes, but is not limited to:

• informal advice and guidance by email or telephone on the questions to ask, and the documents to request ahead of an initial consultation or conference with a client;
• drafting of commercial terms and conditions, construction contracts and share/asset purchase/sale/demerger/franchise agreements;
• undertaking legal due diligence prior to an acquisition;
• drafting mediation position statements, pleadings, witness statements and applications; or
• professional subject matter training for your wider team.

2. If you are an individual or owner/manager of a business that is considering mediation as a form of ADR, as a member of the Civil Mediation Council, I can assist in disputes involving, among others:

• shareholders and directors;
• alleged breaches of contract;
• landlords and tenants;
• property and land;
• building, construction and engineering;
• cross-border commercial and construction matters; and
• insolvency or bankruptcy.

3. If you are an individual or small to medium sized business in need of direct, effective legal advice, drafting of contracts or other legal documents, representation or advocacy, here is what others say:

“[Theo’s] attention to detail and enthusiasm...is excellent. Each client who has been represented by Theo has had nothing but positive comments to make.”

“Theo is an impressive barrister. His appreciation of English and German law proved invaluable... I have no hesitation in recommending him to others.”

Consultancy services, advising, drafting, negotiation, dispute resolution, advocacy, litigation, adjudication and mediation work undertaken in the following areas:

• Commercial Law
• Licenses
• Sale of Goods
• Supply of Goods and Services
• Unfair Contract Terms
• Consumer Credit
• Distributor and Agency Agreements
• Guarantees and Indemnities
• Corporate Law
• Shareholders' Agreements
• Director Services Agreements
• Directors' Disputes
• Mergers & Acquisitions (Share and Asset deals)
• Demergers
• Partnership Disputes
• Compliance
• Construction Law
• Building Contracts
• Construction Adjudication
• Injunctions
• Insolvency & Bankruptcy

Chambers: I am working with Clerksroom, an award-winning national provider of advocacy, legal advice and mediation services for legal professionals and private individuals.

Education:

Universities of Saarbrücken, Tuebingen and Exeter, Middle Temple, Rechtsanwalt, Hamburg

Memberships: Civil Mediation Council, German British Chamber of Commerce, CIArb.

Outside the office

Theo is married with two daughters. He is also Clerk to the Governors of Wellington School and lectures in commercial law at the University of Exeter. In his spare time he likes to go to the gym, swimming and walking in the countryside. Theo completed the Brighton Marathon 2012 for the charity 'Arms Around The Child'.

Feedback

Theo (Pangraz) recently acted on my client's behalf at a set aside judgment hearing on 19 June. He achieved an excellent result.

Claire-Louise Southway, Consultant Setfords Solicitors

We were really pleased with the outcome for everyone last Thursday...Theo [Pangraz] was brilliant, has a great manner, immediately we knew we were in good hands. After the initial chat we had such faith in him that we would have gone with whatever he advised. We don't know if he was just real confident with the case or his facial expression never changes. (Not the sort of guy to play cards with)...A Very Big Thank You from Billy & Ian.

Billy Elvin & Ian Gammon (lay clients) Homefix Express (a firm)

Theo [Pangraz] is an impressive barrister. His appreciation of English and German law proved invaluable on a recent case that we worked together on. I would have no hesitation working with Theo again or recommending him to others.

Gareth Jones Jeffrey Green Russell

Brilliant result, [Theo Pangraz] many thanks.

Nicola Firn Minster Law

Thank you [Theo Pangraz] for doing an excellent job. We achieved an excellent result and I was again impressed with your calm and assured manner in court. Thanks again.

Peter Smith E.On Energy Solutions Legal Team Credit Operations

I have instructed Theo Pangraz on a number of occasions and every time his preparation has been extremely thorough. His attention to detail and enthusiasm to the matter in hand is excellent. Each client who has been represented by Theo has had nothing but positive comments to make. I certainly have no hesitations in recommending Theo.

Kris Minks The Keith Jones Partnership

It was a pleasure to work with you all last week. Thank you [Theo Pangraz] for all your time and effort. Our respective clients' case could not have been presented in any better way.

Ronnie Ilan SURJJ Legal

Thank you SO much ! At last, a judge with some sense - I feel as though all my Christmasses have come at once. I'm so grateful to you [Theo Pangraz]...for having the tenacity I needed... Happy Days!

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Theo Pangraz (Rechtsanwalt 1993)

phone01823 247 247

pangraz@clerksroom.com

Qualified in 1993