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Holger Matt. Born 1960, he studied law and philosophy from 1981 until 1987 in Frankfurt am Main.  Earned his doctorate in 1993 („summa cum laude“), for this work he received the Eduard-Martin-Award of the University of the Saarland in Saarbruecken.  From 1985 until 1989 Holger Matt worked as undergraduate research assistant at the Institute for Criminal Sciences at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt am Main.

From 1990 until 1993 he worked as research assistant at the Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law, Philosophy of Law und Sociology of Law at the University of the Saarland in Saarbrücken.  From 1992 until 2006 lecturer in the field of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law and Constitution of Courts at several universities. Since 1994 he is working as lecturer in various programmes of further education of lawyers in the area of defence counsel, also in the training of specialist lawyers for Criminal Law (Fachanwalt für Strafrecht), both in national and in European law.  In 2006 he was appointed as an Honorary Professor of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt am Main. Holger Matt is teaching criminal law and criminal procedural law.

Holger Matt is exclusively working as defence practitioner for individuals and, as counsel and independent expert in the field of criminal law and criminal procedural law, for corporate clients throughout Europe, Canada and US.  Since 1999 he is member of the Criminal Law Committee of the German Federal Bar (www.brak.de).  Since 2004 constant guest of the Criminal Law Committee of the CCBE (www.ccbe.eu). 2003-2008 Vice Chairman, since 2008 Chairman of the European Criminal Bar Association (www.ecba.org), since 2016 Vice-Chairman of the European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers (www.efcl.eu).

Since 1989 many publications and lectures in the field of criminal law, criminal procedural law, philosophy of law, policy of law and legal education. Holger Matt is editor of the New Journal of European Criminal Law (published by SAGE) and both editor and author of the Commentary Matt/Renzikowski on the German Criminal Code (StGB-Strafgesetzbuch, published by C.H. Beck/Vahlen). He is also one of the authors on the German Code of Criminal Procedure (Loewe-Rosenberg StPO-Strafprozessordnung, published by de Gruyter).

 

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