Dr. Tobias Höfling

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB


Dr. Tobias Höfling is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s Frankfurt office. He joined the Firm in 2013, after having previously worked for the Firm as a research assistant in 2011 and 2012. In 2010, Tobias was a research assistant at the Institute for Law Teaching at the University of Passau.

Practice Focus

Tobias advises clients on international arbitration and litigation matters. Tobias has a special expertise in disputes related to major infrastructure projects such as power plants, offshore wind farms and underground gas storages. His second main area of practice are commercial and corporate disputes including appraisal proceedings and actions for annulment of shareholders’ resolutions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a German utility company in a >EUR 1 billion ICC arbitration over power plant construction.

  • Represented a shareholder in a >EUR 100 million DIS arbitration over a joint venture in the gas industry.

  • Represented a multinational company in a >EUR 300 million dispute concerning a large manufacturing project of rolling stock. 

  • Represents a client in a appraisal proceedings after the conclusion of a domination, profit and loss transfer agreement.

  • Represents a corporation in several disputes with its former managing director and shareholder with regard to the challenge of supervisory board resolutions.

  • Represents a mechanical engineering company in dispute with sales agents.

  • Represents an international financial bank defending against enforcement actions.

Professional Honors

  • Rising Stars in Commercial Arbitration in Germany, Experts Guides 2019


  • Germany (2013)


  • Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main (Assessor Exam) (2013)
  • University of Passau (Dr. iur.) (2012)
  • University of Passau (Referendar Exam) (2010)
  • Monash University (2007)


  • English
  • German

Previous Offices

  • Munich

Author, "Rise oft the (legal) machines?", KiR 2/2018

Author, "Leitplankentheorie statt Bestimmtheitsgrundsatz und Kernbereichslehre - Zur richterlichen Kontrolle von Gesellschafterbeschlüssen in Personengesellschaften", NZG 2017, 1131

Author, "Reichweite von Schiedsvereinbarungen bei gesellschaftsrechtlichen Umwandlungen", NZG 2017, 691

Author, "Behandlung eines Verfügungsbeschlusses nach Antragsrücknahme", NJW 2016, 2459

Author, "Private Dispute Resolution in International Business. Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration", Third Revised Edition, Klaus Peter Berger, SchiedsVZ 2015, 144