Thomas Rickert

  • Studied law, clerkship in Marburg, Cologne and Bonn
  • Admitted to the bar in 1999 and managing partner of Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft
  • Since 2002, managing partner of the firm (renamed Schollmeyer & Rickert)
  • Director of the Names & Numbers Forum of eco - Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e.V. (
  • 2011-2015 member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organisation (GNSO) at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (
  • Co-Chair of the CCWG-Accountability with ICANN, which has developed the accountability reform at ICANN in the framework of the IANA Stewardship Transition and still works on enhancing ICANN's accountability
  • Lecturer with the Bonn Rhein-Sieg Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • 2002-2005: Chairman of the executive board of the INHOPE Association (INHOPE), the umbrella organisation for hotlines for illegal Internet content


  • German
  • English

Specialisations: domain law, brand law, copyright law, IT law, media youth protection law, marketing & distribution law