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Dr. Hans-Joachim Holzapfel

Partner, Munich




Specialised experience in corporate acquisitions, corporate sales, mergers, joint ventures, disputes in the field of corporate law, corporate governance, corporate restructuring and general corporate advice.

Transactions of significance have included advising numerous clients on the sale and acquisition of companies regarding corporate law and corporate governance.

Professional experience

1982 to date Partner, Linklaters LLP (including legal predecessor)
1973 - 1982 Head of legal department, BMW AG (post 1975)


1979 - USW Management Seminar ( 9 weeks)
1973 - Northwestern University, LL.M.
1972 - Second Legal State Examination (2. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
1972 - University of Munich, Doctorate
1969 - 1972 Landgericht Munich, legal traineeship (Referendariat)
1969 - First Legal State Examination (1. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
1964 - 1969 University of Munich, law studies
1962 - 1964:      German Air Force (Officer)


English, German


Holzapfel/Pöllath: Unternehmenskauf in Recht und Praxis, Rechtliche und steuerliche Aspekte, Wirtschaftsrecht aktuell im RWS Verlag, 15. Auflage 2017 (Corporate Acquisitions)