Thomas Hofbauer


Thomas is a civil engineer with over 20 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries. He acts as both delay and quantum expert, in English and German language disputes, and has been commissioned as expert on more than 10 occasions.

Thomas is a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Engineers, with a background in strategic procurement, commercial management and contract 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.

As an expert witness and advisor, Thomas is keen to help the parties to understand the particulars of each case to best inform their decisions, and to help take complex issues and questions and provide simple and clear answers. He specialises in contract and risk analysis and in delivering project audits to assess delay, disruption, damages and cost, for projects up to €2 billion and 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 ASA in Zurich and acted as expert for disputes in Austria, China, France, Germany, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland and the UK.

Thomas lectured on international project management at the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart for more than four years and continues to regularly advises clients, within the German speaking countries, on a variety of large-scale, national and international projects. He delivers regular lectures at the Swiss Academy of Arbitration for the certificate of advanced studies (CAS) in arbitration qualification, on the topic of ‘the expert in arbitration’. Thomas also provides claims management training to a range of clients and sits on the advisory board for the MBA course, ‘International Commercial and Contract Management’, at the Dresden International University.

Thomas is well regarded by the dispute resolution community with one client stating that he: “Is very impressive in giving evidence in front of arbitral tribunals. He is able to explain complicated facts, present his expert opinion very precisely and, at the same, in a way that is easy to follow.”

Qualifications Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Professional Memberships BYIKB
Contract Specialities BGB, VOB, MAE
Thomas Hofbauer
Expert Highlights
  • Proven as a credible witness under cross-examination.
  • Specialises in claims, contract and risk analysis.
  • Acted as expert for disputed values up to €80 million
  • Respected lecturer in the field of claims and project management.
Expert Details
Location Munich, Germany
Services Quantum, Delay
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space
Expert Statistics
Years of Experience 20
No. of Expert Commissions 10
No. of Cross Examinations 4

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