Advisors

Dr. Michael Holzinger

Lawyer

Dr. Michael Holzinger, who after his training as a reserve officer of the German Army and law studies with a law-related foreign language training, started his career already as a trainee lawyer at SBP, has been active as a lawyer since 1996 and has been a partner of our law firm since more than 20 years. He heads the division of “Litigation and Arbitration” in our law firm.

Dr. Holzinger has decades of experience in the management of complex litigations as well as arbitration and expert arbitrator procedures – including with international elements. He advises and represents German and foreign companies, and their shareholders or corporate bodies respectively, business families and private clients. The focus of his service lies on disputes under company law and inheritance law, liability of member of executive bodies, commercial disputes / damage claims, national and international law of succession as well as commercial tenancy and lease law.

Dr. Holzinger is a sought-after speaker on the topic of the international law of succession and in addition a Vice-Chairman of the Commercial Law Group (CLG), the international network of SBP. He provides his advice also in the English and French language.

Reference Mandates

Member of an international expertise team settling an international estate with an estate value in the billions, focus: international inheritance and donation law.

Judicial representation of a party involved in a prominent compliance case of the “directors' and officers' liability”.

Judicial representation of a party on the defendant side involved in one of the largest investor proceedings conducted in Germany; amount in dispute: in the billions.

Conduct of an arbitration procedure acc. to the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS); amount in dispute: in the billions.

Legal dispute of a large family business under the inheritance law and the corporate law.

Cases under the product liability law, most recently against an internationally operating premium computer manufacturer.

Management of and assistance in numerous legal disputes on behalf of various clients in the field of the national or international commercial law on account of breaches of cooperation agreements (keyword: “poaching of territories”).

Support for a managing partner of a group of companies in several legal disputes in the field of the law of collateral security on account of a personal claim for joint liability; aggregate amount in dispute in the double-digit millions.

Conduct of numerous legal disputes in the field of the banking law on behalf of a large private bank in aggregate amounts in dispute in the double-digit millions.

Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany in the field of the state liability law.

Judicial representation of an international automotive supplier group against a German automotive manufacturer; amount in dispute in the double-digit millions.

Representation of an international automotive supplier group in a large case for loan receivables in the amount of several million Euro.

Preparation of a litigation expert opinion for a large credit institution; amount in dispute in the three-digit millions.

Preparation of a comprehensive special audit opinion for a renowned stock corporation relating to § 114 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG).

Preparation of several litigation expert opinions on the international commercial agency law for foreign companies.

Preparation of several litigation expert opinions on legal issues of the commercial tenancy law for a foreign major investor.

Preparation of an expert opinion for a foreign major bank on the establishment of a wind farm in Ireland.

Preparation of a litigation expert opinion on the real estate broker law relating to litigation conducted in the Netherlands in accordance with German substantive law; amount in dispute: in the millions.

Representation of a large foundation in the letting of a prominent commercial and residential complex, conduct of numerous legal disputes in this connection.

Preparation of numerous expert opinions, including litigation expert opinions, on the national and international law of succession.

Publications

Sucht und ihre soziale Kontrolle durch das geltende Recht (addiction and its social control through the applicable law; doctoral thesis at the University of Passau in 1997, published by Peter Lang Verlag Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1998. 384 p., Europäische Hochschulschriften: 2nd series, Jurisprudence; vol. 2369

Grundschuldbestellungen an Grundstücken ostdeutscher Innenstädte als Akt vorsätzlich-sittenwidriger Schädigung durch den Grundschuldgläubiger (creation of mortgages within East German inner cities as an act of deliberate immoral damage by the mortgagee); Zeitschrift für Vermögens- und Immobilienrecht, VIZ 2003, 409 et seq.