Martina Pfaffinger



Martina is an Associate in our Munich office and advises clients in national and cross-border disputes before state courts and in arbitration proceedings.

Clients benefit from her background as corporate / M&A lawyer and her experience with shareholder disputes, management liability cases, post-M&A disputes and other contentious commercial matters. As a trained business mediator, Martina also advises clients on the extrajudicial settlement of conflicts and the avoidance of disputes at an early stage when negotiating and drafting contracts.

Prior to joining Orrick, Martina worked at the Munich office of a leading U.S. law firm and the Munich / New York City offices of a renowned German law firm.

Martina currently writes her doctoral thesis on a subject relating to management liability.

    • Representation of the shareholders of a German Limited Partnership in state court proceedings regarding the legal enforcement of information rights;
    • Representation of an Asian automotive supplier in DIS arbitration proceedings against a former business partner;
    • Representation of various clients from the healthcare and technology sectors in actions directed at challenging shareholders' resolutions;
    • Representation of several shareholders in connection with their exclusion from German Limited Liability Companies in state court proceedings;
    • Assistance in advising Healthcare at Home Group on the sale of its German and Austrian nursing operations to United Homecare Partners AG and its subsidiary United Pharma Partners GmbH;*
    • Assistance in advising the shareholders of Mast Kunststoffe GmbH & Co. KG in the sale of the company to Precision Motors Deutsche Minebea GmbH;*
    • Assistance in advising Silverfleet Capital and its portfolio company 7days on the acquisition of Praxis Herning A/S.*

    * prior to joining Orrick