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.

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  • Advised multinational e-commerce and media company, Naspers Group, in relation to a number of significant cross-border M&A transactions, including the acquisition of a $1billion+ shareholding in leading Russian internet portal and e-commerce conglomerate mail.ru
  • Advised Naspers Group in relation to the successful disposal of its MultiChoice/Nova pay-TV business in Greece
  • Advised Naspers Group in relation to a $100+million investment in Turkish online retail company Markafoni

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  • Legal 500 UK 2017-2020 recommended in Corporate and Commercial: M&A – mid-market. Recommended for mergers and acquisitions: mid-market and seen as a “key figure” in the practice
  • Cited as a leading Practitioner in Aviation in numerous editions of Legal 500 UK and Chambers UK: A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession, as well as Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers. Noted for his “excellent reputation in the market”
  • The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2021, Aviation Law


  • Member of British-German Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of British-German Jurists’ Association
  • Member of British-American Business


Inns of Court School of Law, London, 1988
University of Cambridge, BA, 1987

England and Wales (Solicitor)

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Michael Holter

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