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Michael Molitoris

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Litigation, Arbitration & ADR, Automotive & New Mobility


Michael Molitoris heads Noerr’s Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Department. He has extensive practical experience in handling complex German and international Litigation and Arbitration cases involving more than 25 countries, especially in the fields of Commercial Disputes/Damage Claims, Product Liability, Insurance and Reinsurance Law, Banking Law and White Collar Crime. Michael Molitoris lectures at numerous conferences and publishes extensively on these topics.


Joined Noerr 1988; Partner since 1995


Speaks German (native language) and English.


German Institution for Arbitration (DIS); Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC); International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC); International Bar Association (IBA), Past Chair of Lex Mundi.

Germany: Dispute resolution

Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Within: Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Noerr’s sizeable conflict resolution group has a wide range of experience representing parties before arbitral tribunals: for example, the team is representing an insolvency administrator in the assertion of claims arising from a supply contract. In another highlight, the notable Anke Meier, who is experienced in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings, is defending a solar technology company in proceedings in accordance with ICC rules. Other arbitration clients include VNG-Verbundnetz Gas and GAM. Practice head Michael Molitoris and Meier often act as arbitrators. Morris Besch also has a considerable caseload in the area and Meike von Levetzow made partner.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Noerr’s team has ‘strong expertise’ in national and international litigation and the practice, which handles a wide range of work, is frequently instructed in insurance, banking and capital markets disputes. Oliver Sieg and his team, which is ‘strong in insurance disputes’, successfully represented, among others, the former CEO of Olympus Michael Woodford and his colleague Paul Hillmann in coverage litigation before the English High Court in connection with a German D&O insurance policy. The group is also involved in numerous proceedings for Deutsche Bank. Stefan Blum defended a company against a claim for damages. Michael Molitoris and Christine Volohonsky are other names to note and the firm’s newly opened office in Hamburg was strengthened by the addition of former White & Case LLP litigator Matthias Stupp; in addition, the group made up a number of new partners at the beginning of 2018.

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Product liability

Within: Product liability

A strong pillar of Noerr’s dispute resolution practice is its expertise in product liability cases. The focus is on the automotive, food and life sciences sectors, and the firm’s full-service approach allows teams to be assembled across practice groups depending on the client’s demands. Recent work includes representing an industrial robot manufacturer in the defence against claims by an automotive industry supplier following a recall campaign. The team led by the experienced Michael Molitoris also represented Schreiner Group in recourse claims between automotive supply chain companies in connection with recall costs. Helmut Katschthaler and newly promoted partner Arun Kapoor are also noted.

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