Mayer’s primary focus is on patent litigation across a broad range of technologies, with particular experience handling cases involving employee interventions.
He joins from Maiwald in Munich, where he served as an intellectual property partney and one of the firm’s managing directors.
Commenting on his appointment, Mayer said: "I am very much looking forward to joining Gowling WLG's award-winning IP team. I am committed to further developing the IP practice in Munich, to strengthening our existing client relationships, winning new clients, and providing them with outstanding service."
Gordon Harris, Gowling WLG's co-head of IP, added: "We are delighted to welcome Thomas Mayer to our team. His appointment adds another strong IP partner to our world-leading IP practice, and is the next step in our ambitious plans for our business in Germany. Thomas is both a renowned IP litigator as well as the sort of team player our internationally connected IP practice needs."