Michael Holter advises international clients on international transactions spanning cross-border M&A, international joint ventures and complex commercial agreements. While typically advising in a wide range of industry sectors, Michael has also developed a specialized industry focus in two main sectors, aviation and new media.
In the media and communications sector, Michael has advised on numerous cross-border acquisitions in the e-commerce and video entertainment sectors. He has assisted internet, cable, pay-TV companies in putting into place their communications networks and infrastructure across a number of jurisdictions. Michael also has experience with negotiations involving large supply contracts with equipment, software and service providers, in particular those involving encryption technology.
In the aviation sector, Michael has represented a number of leading airlines and their shareholders both in the acquisition of other carriers and in the privatization of state-owned airlines. He has worked extensively in the area of airline alliances, aviation cargo and large-scale aircraft maintenance (MRO), technical support and component pool agreements. Michael also has particular experience in the area of airport slot exchange and lease transactions. Michael joins us from a leading international law firm where he was head of the UK aviation practice and a leading member of that firm’s international transactions team.
Clients describe Michael as having a very high reputation: “Clients can take faith in the fact that the “responsive, pragmatic and extremely business-oriented”. Michael Holter will “always try his hardest to get the best possible solution”. “His response time is unbeatable, his business acumen and industry knowledge are excellent, he is a very good team player and always a great pleasure to work with. Clients praised “unusually well-managed projects, combination of quality and cost, and the ability to meet tight deadlines on complex matters”
Michael is bilingual in German and English, and has an additional focus on German and German-speaking clients.