Florian Holfeld, LL.M. Legal Director

Speaks:  English, German

Qualified: 2015 - Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in M&A

Qualified: 2012 - Admission as Rechtsanwalt

Primary office:  Stuttgart

Florian Holfeld, LL.M.

Florian is a Corporate/M&A lawyer based in our Stuttgart office with more than nine years of experience gained in private practice and in-house at DAX 30 companies. Florian has broad experience in German and international corporate and commercial law and focuses on advising corporate and financial investors as well as start-up and medium-sized companies on national and international M&A transactions and in other areas of corporate law.

Florian specialises in:

  • Share and asset purchases
  • Commercial contracts and negotiations, often cross-border
  • (Re-)Organisations
  • Joint Ventures

Florian has significant experience in project management of complex transactions, often across multiple jurisdictions and within limited timeframes. He coordinates tailored teams to assist with M&A transactions.

Florian contributed to Joint Ventures 2022.


  • A company listed on LSE's main market that designs, manufactures and supplies innovative components for electronic applications, on the acquisition of a Group of companies in Germany and Hungary in the electronic equipment sector
  • An international investment company on the German parts of its business combination with a specialty clinical-stage pharmaceutical company
  • Swedish-based solar panel installer Svea Renewable Solar AB (Svea) on the German parts of its acquisition of British PV project developer Solarcentury, including a target group based in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium
  • A multinational chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences company on the multijurisdictional (over 30 jurisdictions) integration of its previous acquisition of a group of companies in the life science sector. Acting in-house as global coordinator
  • A medical tech company in a medical devices project with a multinational German industry group, a U.S. life sciences company and a major Private Equity firm
  • An asset management company providing a channel for institutional investors to direct their capital towards financing projects related to the energy transition on a German related bond financing transaction
  • A UK venture capitalist on its German acquisitions, in particular in the energy generation sector
  • A leading UK engineering and project management consultancy firm on its corporate and commercial activities in Germany, in particular in decommissioning of nuclear power plants
  • A French group on post-M&A disputes and UK real estate companies in corporate litigation
  • A company offering top-to-bottom custom designed mining solutions, on a part management buy-out at its German subsidiary
  • Start-ups in the digital sector on founding and on financing rounds

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2021

    • Career
      June 2021
      Gowling WLG (UK), Legal Director
  • 2017

    • Career
      July 2017
      Gowling WLG (UK), Principal Associate
  • 2016

    • Career
      October 2016
      Secondment to a DAX 30 company
  • 2015

    • Career
      October 2015
      PwC Legal, senior associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in M&A
  • 2013

    • Education
      October 2013
      Postgraduate studies in M&A, School of tax and business law, Westfaelische Willhelms-University Muenster
  • 2012

    • Career
      June 2012
      SGP Schneider Geiwitz, senior associate
    • Education
      April 2012
      Second Law Exam (Ass. iur.)
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Admission as Rechtsanwalt
  • 2010

    • Education
      April 2010
      Legal internship
    • Education
      January 2010
      First Law Exam (Ref.iur.)
  • 2006

    • Education
      Main study of law, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
  • 2004

    • Education
      Basic study of law, University Konstanz