Dr. Thomas Feiler | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Thomas Feiler
 Thomas Feiler

Dr. Thomas Feiler

Local Partner, Frankfurt

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Dr. Thomas Feiler advises and represents national and international clients active in a variety of business areas (e.g., Automotive, Energy, Retail and Financial Services) primarily in the field of intellectual property (IP), information technology (IT) and general commercial law. His practice includes transactional and contractual advice (structuring and implementing of complex sourcing and outsourcing transactions, technology joint ventures etc.) as well as litigation advice.

Furthermore, he is experienced in sports law as well as media law. Dr. Thomas Feiler advises sports institutions and companies on matters related to the sports industry sector.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Dr jur, University of Bayreuth
  • LLM, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
  • First State Exam, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg


  • German
  • English
  • French



  • Simply merchandising or information resource, or even art? (Bloßer Fanartikel oder doch Informationsquelle, oder gar Kunst?) Annotation to the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Duesseldorf on 23th July 2013 (I-20 U 190/12), K&R, Pages 676-678, 2013
  • Annotation to decision of Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt on 12th July 2012 (6 W 77/12) (Anmerkung zum Beschluss des OLG Frankfurt v. 12.07.2012), GRUR-Prax, Issue 17, p. 424, 2012
  • UsedSoft decision of ECJ – Not all issues around the re-marketing of used licenses are exhausted (UsedSoft-Urteil des EuGH – Nicht alle Fragen zum Handel mit Gebrauchtlizenzen sind "erschöpft"), IT und Internet – mit Recht gestalten. Ed. Jürgen Taeger, Oldenburg, 2012, (co-author with Marc Schuba)
  • Web-based direct marketing of media content exemplified by football press conferences (Die webbasierte Eigenvermarktung medialer Inhalte am Beispiel von Fußball-Pressekonferenzen), Akzente des Sportrechts, Ed. Prof. Klaus Vieweg, Berlin pp. 194–217, 2012
  • Professional football as fragmented public (Vom Profifussball als fragmentierter Öffentlichkeit), K&R, pp. 174–176, 2012, (co-author with Mirko Andreas Wieczorek)
  • It's not over till the referee or judge blows a whistle (Schluss ist erst, wenn der (Schieds- bzw. BGH-)Richter pfeift), K&R, pp. 343–344, 2011
  • Comment on the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt dated 28 October 2010 (Anmerkung zum Beschluss des OLG Frankfurt v. 28.10.2010 (20 W 254/10)), SpuRt, Page 127, 2011
  • Feiler, Thomas: Legal basis and constraints regarding the partial direct marketing of audiovisual rights examplified by football press conferences via web TV, Baden-Baden, 2011, (Rechtliche Grundlagen und Grenzen der partiellen audiovisuellen Eigenvermarktung am Beispiel von Fußball-Pressekonferenzen via Web-TV)
  • Cartel law constraints of the direct marketing of press conferences - Comment on the judgment of the Higher Regional Court of Munich dated 28 January 2010, CausaSport, Pages 268-271, 2010, (Kartellrechtliche Grenzen der Eigenvermarktung von Pressekonferenzen – Anmerkung zum Urteil des OLG München vom 28.01.2010)