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Dr. Carl Höfer

+49 (711) 60187-128

Dr. Carl Höfer is team member of the corporate law team awarded by JUVE.

Commercial law advice is more than a mere job for Carl Höfer. In his advice, he combines his broad range of experience and interests. He has known commercial issues from an early age in his parents’ business which he supports even up to today. Since 2009, he is also a member of the council in his home town Weissach im Tal. Carl Höfer is a frequently sought and recommended advisor for medium-sized (family) companies and publicly dominated companies – because he is well aware of their specific needs, thinks commercially and is accustomed to dealing with pluralistic decision making boards.

Carl Höfer was born in Backnang in 1988. He completed his studies and practical training in Heidelberg. As well as achieving his doctorate under Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Hommelhoff, he also worked as an academic assistant at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg. Carl Höfer is, inter alia, a member of the Corporate Law Association – Academic Association for Company and Corporate Law (VGR).

Carl Höfer finds his outlet in sports. He was active as a football referee up to the highest South Germany amateur leagues. Today he coaches junior and upcoming referees.

Languages: English


Carl Höfer advises on all corporate law and commercial law issues. He is your contact partner in challenging situations – whether in conflicts with fellow shareholders, in (board members’) liability cases and compliance investigations or in the course of corporate transactions and post-M&A disputes.

His special expertise resulting from the combination of forensic work and contract drafting is your advantage. In contract law disputes, Carl Höfer contributes not only his litigation experience, but can also illustrate to the court the actual negotiation situation and procedural steps on the basis of his contract drafting work. In his forensic work, Carl Höfer at all times keeps measures to avoid disputes and to enforce claims in the event of conflict in view.

His clients value his creative and solution-oriented approach to commercial issues as well as his focussed and targeted conduct of negotiations with which he achieves the best possible results for his clients in court and in contractual matters.

Carl Höfer regularly lectures at corporate law seminars and training courses and is author of many publications. Since 2021, he lectures at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.

Others about Dr. Carl Höfer

Legal 500 names Dr Carl Höfer as a corporate and commercial law expert who is well versed in directors’ and officers’ liability cases, compliance investigations and post-M&A disputes.

Legal 500 Germany 2024


23. April 2024

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  • Associate lecturer Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

    seit 2021
  • Admitted as lawyer

    seit 2017
  • Legal traineeship at the District Court Heidelberg

    2015 - 2017
  • Doctorate

  • Academic assistant University of Heidelberg

    2013 - 2015
  • Studies in Heidelberg

    2008 - 2013