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Dr. Holger Jacobs


Frankfurt am Main

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Dr. Holger Jacobs


Frankfurt am Main

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 regularly advises national and international clients on private international law, especially in the banking and financial sector. Holger has experience advising clients in complex civil liability cases, inter alia in the context of real estate and tax-driven transactions. He regularly publishes on questions of private international law. In his doctoral thesis, Holger focused on the cross-border recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.

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Publications: 28 June 2021

Germany’s New Supply Chain Act – Part 3 of 4 – Litigation

The Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (the “Act”) does not create any new civil liability for in-scope companies. The Act does, however, increase the risk to companies of litigation under the existing…

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Bockenheimer Landstraße 2
60306 Frankfurt am Main

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Admitted as Rechtsanwalt, Germany, 2021

Admitted as Assessor, Germany, 2016

Admitted as Referendar, Germany, 2014 


Dr. iur., Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, 2021

Magister Juris, University of Oxford, UK, 2018

Magister rerum publicarum, Speyer, Germany, 2017

Second German Law Degree, Germany, 2016

First German Law Degree, Germany, 2014 

Published Work

  • Jacobs H. (2020): Commentary on Articles 41-44 of the European Insolvency Regulation, in: Ahrens/Gehrlein/Ringstmeier (eds.), Insolvenzrecht, Kommentar, 4th edition 2020
  • Jacobs H. / Gillen, N. (2020): Case comment on BVerfG, decision dated 6 May 2020 – 2 BvR 331/18, Zur Einstufung des Zwangsumtauschs von (hier: griechischen) Staatsanleihen durch den Gesetzgeber des emittierenden Staates als hoheitlicher Akt, EWiR 2020, p. 749-750
  • Jacobs H. (2017): „Der Zwischenstand zum geplanten Haager Anerkennungs- und Vollstreckungs-übereinkommen – Der vorläufige Konventionsentwurf 2016“, ZfRV 2017, p. 24-30
  • Jacobs H. (2017): “Why international commercial contracts should include express choice-of-law clauses for non-contractual obligations”, Cuadernos de Derecho Transnacional 2017, Vol. 9 No 1, p. 153-160
  • Jacobs H. / Netzer, F. (2016): „Die Anerkennung und Vollstreckung von Entscheidungen nach der neuen Brüssel Ia-VO“, in: Seibel u.a., Zwangsvollstreckungsrecht aktuell, 3rd edition 2016, p. 245- 269
  • Jacobs H. (2015): „Die Notwendigkeit der Wahl des auf außervertragliche Ansprüche anwendbaren Rechts in internationalen Wirtschaftsverträgen“, IPRax 2015, p. 293-297