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Dr Holger Jacobs


Holger advises clients in all areas of dispute resolution both in and out of court. 

A major focus of Holger’s work is cross-border civil litigation.

Holger has a wealth of experience advising clients in complex civil cases, inter alia in the context of real estate transactions, tax-driven deals and post-M&A disputes. He also regularly advises clients on arbitration-related court proceedings.

Holger is an expert in private international law, and teaches this subject at the University of Bonn. He is a frequent author of publications in this field of law.

Published Work

  • Jacobs H. / Lutzi T. (2024): “HAVÜ, ja bitte!”, ZEuP 2024, p. 15-20
  • Jacobs H. (2022): “Art. 4 Abs. 2 und Abs. 3 Rom II-VO im Fall einer Schädigermehrheit (Anmerkung zu High Court of Justice, 21.12.2020 - Owen v Galgey and others)”, IPRax 2022, p. 85-89
  • Schubert L. / Schmitt D. / Jacobs H. (2021): „Art. 246e EGBGB – Zivilrechtlicher Verbraucherschutz durch das Ordnungswidrigkeitenrecht“, BKR 2021, p. 689-696
  • Windthorst J. E. / Freeman J. / Latasz K. / Jacobs H. (2021): “The Impact of Brexit on Dispute Resolution: EU and UK Perspectives”, Dispute Resolution International Vol. 15 No. 2 October 2021, p. 249-276



Rechtsanwalt, Germany, 2021


Doctor iur., Law, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, 2021

Magister Juris, Law, University of Oxford, UK, 2018

Magister rerum publicarum, Administrative Sciences, Speyer, Germany, 2017

Second State Exam, Law, Germany, 2016

First State Exam, Law, Germany, 2014

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.