Holger Alfes, LL.M.

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

Dr Holger Alfes is partner in Noerr's Frankfurt office and Co-head of the Capital Markets practice group. His practice focuses on M&A, capital markets and financing transactions as well as ongoing corporate law advice to listed companies. Holger regularly advises on complex, cross-border M&A transactions both in the area of public takeovers and transactions with non-listed companies.


  • Capital markets law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Focus areas:
  • Corporate investments and divestitures, share and asset purchase agreements, due diligences, etc.
  • Capital market transactions (IPOs, secondary offerings, bond issues, 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 (Ohio, USA)
  • Attorney-at-law (New York) at US law firms in Cleveland (Ohio) and Frankfurt/Main
  • At Noerr since 1999
  • Admitted to the Frankfurt Chamber of Lawyers.

Selected Projects

  • Advising Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG on the €800 million delisting takeover offer by Dutch CTP N.V. (2021).
  • Advising the insolvency administrator on the global divestitures of Wirecard entities, such as the sale of the Brazilian, South African and Asian subsidiaries (2020/2021).
  • Advising Compleo Charging Solutions AG on a €54.6 million rights issue (2021).
  • Advising Fresenius Medical Care on the issuance of several bonds with a total volume of US$ 1.5 billion (2021).
  • Advising Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA on a €86.5 million rights issue (2021).
  • Advising DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG on the joint acquisition of the Frankfurt office building complex Cielo (together with RFR) with a transaction volume of €270 million (2021).
  • Advising fashionette AG and Hauck & Aufhäuser as accompanying bank on the Company's IPO on the Scale segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (2020).
  • Advising Federal Republic of Germany - Finance Agency GmbH in the preparation of the model documentation for the Economic Stabilisation Fund (ESF) (2020).
  • Advising Fresenius Medical Care on the issuance of a bond with a volume of US$1.0 billion (2020).
  • Advising DFV Deutsche Familienversicherung AG on a €32.4 million capital increase (2020).
  • Advising Fresenius Medical Care on the issuance of several bonds with a total volume of €1.25 billion (2020).
  • Advising Apollo Global Management on the sale of pan-European logistics portfolio Maximus to Singapore government funds GIC for €950 million (2020).
  • Advising SAF-HOLLAND SE on its change of legal form and migration from Luxembourg to Germany as well as various international M&A transactions (2020).
  • Advising the insolvency administrator on the international divestitures of Thomas Cook entities (2019/2020).


  • Frequently recommended for "Bonds", “IPOs and Capital Increases”, “M&A” and “Corporate” in JUVE Handbook (2021/2022)
  • 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

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