Rolf M Winkler is senior partner in the head office of Haver & Mailänder in Stuttgart, a German law firm dedicated since 1965 to excellent cross-border legal services for German and international companies in German and European business law.
His legal work concentrates on private construction and real estate law, the law relating to industrial plant and consortium agreements and on both national and international supply contracts, distribution and licence agreements. In all of these fields he has extensive experience as an arbitrator and represents clients as a litigator before state courts and at national and international arbitration tribunals.
Dr Winkler concluded his legal training in Stuttgart after having studied at the universities of Frankfurt am Main and Berlin. Following his doctoral thesis on the antitrust criminal law of the European Union (Tübingen, 1971) he continued his legal education at the University of California in Berkeley (LLM, 1973). Rolf M Winkler is a member of the central board of the German American Lawyers’ Association (DAJV) and chairman of its committee on arbitration, litigation and mediation.
Since 2008, Dr Winkler has been granted a lectureship on: "The Law of International Dispute Resolution" by the University of Heidelberg, Faculty of Law.
He is also member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), and of various other specialist legal associations including the IBA committees C, D, M, O and T, as well as the ASA, DIS, LES, GRUR and the international working group on construction and real estate law of the German Bar Association.
In the market research conducted in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the leading German economic and financial newspaper Handelsblatt he was ranked as one of the best lawyers in Germany in arbitration and litigation.
WWL says: Rolf Winkler is an eminent practitioner known for his longstanding practice focusing on construction and real estate disputes. Sources praise his “clear and sophisticated counsel”.
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