Holger Link, born 1972, completed his first state law examination in Cologne in April 1999 after having completed his law studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn. Afterwards, he worked at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law (Prof. Dr. Hans-Ullrich Paeffgen) while being employed in the criminal law department at the law firm Redeker Schön Dahs & Sellner (now Redeker Sellner Dahs). In 2001 Holger Link worked for the firm Feigen ∙ Graf in Frankfurt am Main during his elective year and his internship. He completed his second state law examination in November 2001 in Koblenz.
His career as an attorney began at the end of 2001 also at Feigen ∙ Graf. He last worked for the law firm in 2007 as a salaried partner in the Cologne office. Besides defending individuals and representing companies incommercial criminal cases, the focus of his legal work was on the preventative consultation of companies (compliance).
In October 2010, Holger Link joined the Deutsche Telekom AG (Group Corporate Crime & Criminal Compliance) as a legal adviser to develop corporate guidelines pertaining to criminal law (in particular, corruption prevention) in the specialized department Principles & Strategy besides providing consultation on individual cases and establishing strategies on fundamental issues of criminal law. At the beginning of 2012, he was also entrusted with assignments involving internal investigation.
At the end of 2012, Holger Link left the services of the Deutsche Telekom AG to fully concentrate on his work with the law firm Pauka, von Dreden & Link which he helped to found in 2011.
He is a member of the Committee for Criminal Law in the German Lawyers' Association (DAV), the Association of Commercial Criminal Defense Lawyers (WiSteV), and the German-British Lawyers Association.
Holger Link is a lawyer specializing in criminal law.