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Holger Knapp

Attorney | Certified Specialist for Labour Law

Holger Knapp's practice focuses on individual and collective employment law. He advises board members and managing directors of medium-sized companies and sole proprietorships on employment law matters.


Holger Knapp, born in Dortmund, studied law at the Universities of Gießen and Frankfurt after completing a bank apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank AG. He already specialized in labor law whilst at university. After completing his First State Law Examination, he gained his first practical labor law experience in the Dortmund office of a regional law firm. Holger Knapp continued to concentrate on the area during his internship, where he for example worked for Deutsche Lufthansa AG. He also gained additional experience in international law firms in Frankfurt.

Following completion of his Second State Law Examination, Holger Knapp worked for Schalast & Partner in its labor law practice until 2002. From 2003 to 2010, he worked in a regional law firm and then on a freelance basis, both in Dortmund.

Holger Knapp’s work focuses on individual and collection labor law. He advises directors of SMEs and one-man companies on labor law issues. Holger Knapp is a certified specialist attorney for labor law and a member of the working group Specialist Labor Law Attorneys of the German Law Society.