Thomas Hofbauer works in the Construction, Projects & Assets practice and is a civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industries. He serves as both a delay and a quantum expert in English and German language disputes.
Thomas is also a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers, and his background is in strategic procurement, contract management and claims management for buildings, infrastructure, industrial, IT, power and rolling stock projects across Europe. His contract and claims management activities range from contract advice through to final account settlement.
Thomas specialises in contract and risk analysis, as well as in delivering project audits to assess delay, disruption, damages and cost for projects of up to €2 billion with disputed values in excess of €500 million. Thomas has given evidence in arbitral proceedings at the ICC in Paris, the VIAC in Vienna and the SCAI in Zurich, and he has acted as an expert for disputes in Austria, China, France, Germany, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.
Thomas has lectured on international project management at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart for more than four years and continues to regularly advise clients within the German speaking countries on a variety of large-scale, national and international projects. He also delivers regular lectures on “the expert in arbitration” at the Swiss Academy of Arbitration for the Certificate of Advanced Studies (“CAS”) in Arbitration. In addition to this work, he provides claims management training to a range of clients and sits on the advisory board for the M.B.A. course International Commercial and Contract Management at Dresden International University.