Dr. Holger Alfes, LL.M.

Lawyer, attorney and counselor at law (New York)
Co-Head Capital Markets
Practice Group: Real Estate Investments


  • Capital markets law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Focus areas:
  • Capital market transactions (IPOs, secondary offerings, bond issues, etc.)
  • Corporate investments and divestitures, share and asset purchase agreements, due diligences, etc.
  • Real estate transactions
  • Ongoing corporate law advice
  • Corporate finance transactions and restructuring


  • Legal studies and doctorate degree at the University of Münster
  • Postgraduate Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (USA)
  • Attorney-at-law (New York) at a US law firm in Frankfurt am Main
  • At Noerr since 1999
  • Admitted to the Frankfurt Chamber of Lawyers


  • Frequently recommended for “IPOs and Capital Increases”, “M&A” and “Corporate” in JUVE Handbook (2018/2019)
  • Leading expert in capital markets law, Best Lawyers in Germany (2016)
  • Ranked by the magazine Wirtschaftswoche (edition 17 July 2010) among the top 25 lawyers for stock corporation law in Germany


  • New York Bar Association German-American Lawyers Association

Selected Publications

  • Letter of Intent and Non-Disclosure Agreement, Beck'sche Online-Formulare, Hans-Frieder Krauß and Stefan Weise (eds), edited quarterly since 2007
  • Notes on sections 793 to 808 German Civil Code (with Seraphine Gräfin zu Eulenburg), Herberger/Martinek/Rüßmann et al., jurisPK-BGB, 8th edition 2017
  • Hybride Finanzierungen, Rottke/Goepfert/Hamberger, Immobilienwirtschaftslehre – Recht, 1st edition 2016
  • Notes on Annex I Commission Regulation (EC) on Prospectuses (with Dr Laurenz Wieneke) and sections 17 and 18 German Securities Prospectus Act (WpPG), Holzborn (ed.), Wertpapierprospektgesetz mit EU Prospektverordnung, 2nd edition 2014
  • Haftungsfragen der Debt Relations (with Dr Christian Hartig), Hasler, Launer, Wilhelm (eds), Praxishandbuch Debt Relations, 2013
  • Debt-to-Equity Swap as Restructuring Instrument, Unternehmeredition Restrukturierung 2011, 6/2011
  • Fairness Opinions, Going Public, 10/2010
  • Investitionen in den Fußball – Dabei sein ist alles (with Dr Sebastian Janka), Going Public, 3/2010
  • Attorney-Client Privilege of In-house Counsel, Heidelberg 1999