Dr. Margot Gräfin von Westerholt

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Of Counsel


Margot is Of Counsel at POELLATH and works in intellectual property and IT law, national and international contract law, as well as in mergers & acquisitions. Her core competencies are advising on transactions related to intellectual property and information technology, joint ventures and international licensing, R&D and distribution agreements. She is also an expert on art law. Margot is a longtime member of various committees of the International Bar Association (IBA), as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Max Planck Foundation.



  • Joined POELLATH in 2005
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Max-Planck-Foundation
  • Partner of major national and international law firms (1980-2005)
  • Admitted to bar in 1979
  • State attorney in Munich (1977-1979)
  • Civil law judge in Munich
  • Notary assessor (1975)
  • Max-Planck-Institut for International Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law (Ph.D. 1974)
  • Studied law in Munich, Tuebingen and New York (Columbia Law School)
  • Studied music at the Munich Academy of Music (solo piano)
German, English
Dr. Margot Gräfin von Westerholt
Of Counsel
Attorney-at-Law (Germany)