The Team

RA Dr. Nikolaus Pirhofer 

Dr. Nikolaus Pirhofer was born on 06.01.1956 in Meran, Italy. Having studied Italian law in Bologna, he earned his doctorate with top marks in 1980 and went on to complete his internship in a renowned law firm in Bozen, Italy. He became a member of the Bozen Bar Association in 1985 and has managed his own law firm since 1987. In addition to Italy’s Higher District Courts, he was also admitted in 1998 to the Bar at the Supreme Court of Rome. In 1997, he became a member of the attorney chamber for the Higher Regional Court of Munich, which entitles him to act there too.

German and Italian are the equivalent business languages of the law firm and all its employees. Dr. Pirhofer has an excellent command of spoken and written English and is also able to use Spanish in meetings.

Advising and representing his clients, Dr. Nikolaus Pirhofer focuses primarily on real estate and contract law, family law and inheritance law, as well as damage law. He also has outstanding knowledge of and contacts in international law, which frequently come into play due to the firm’s long-standing commitment in German/Austrian/Italian relations.

RA Dr. Mark Antonio De Giuseppe

Dr. Mark Antonio De Giuseppe was born 29.08.1981 in Meran, Italy and was raised speaking both Italian and German, as a result of which he has a perfect command of the two languages. His law studies in Trient, Italy, focused on criminal law (thesis in criminology).

Systematic thinking has always been his passion. Back in his youth, he became a runner up at the Mathematical Olympiad. While still studying, he was invited to the ‘Real – und Humanistische Gymnasium’ grammar school in Bozen as a part-time professor of both law and mathematics.

He has been a football referee for 9 years and took charge of games at national level in the Italian Serie D league from 2006 to 2008. He is now a member of the committee responsible for allocating referees at the highest level in South Tirol.

Following his graduation, he completed his internship at Pirhofer & Partner and attended alongside his training the “scuola di specializzazione per le professioni legali”, an advanced specialisation seminar.

Avv. Dott. Mario Filtzinger

Studies of law at the University Bremen, Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz and the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer (Study: Appliance of the Self-rating System CAF). Publication in Speyer Journal. Emphasis on Italian inheritance law and international civil law at Prof. Smiroldo (Universita La Sapienza Roma).

Referee at the “Schwetzinger Erbrechtstage 2011”.

Writer in the manual of corporate successions (ISBN 978-3-941586-17-8, publishing company: zerb).

Since January 2005 lawyer, since October 2010 lawyer specialised in inheritance law.

RA Dr. Julia Telser

Dr. Julia Telser was born on 25.05.1984 in Meran, Italy. She studied Italian law in Innsbruck, Austria and earned her Doctorate at the age of just 23. She studied for six months in Milan, where she was able to consolidate her legal knowledge.

She has an equivalent command of German and Italian.

Her penchant for international and especially EU law, in which she continues to specialise, dates back to her university time.

In early 2008, she completed her internship at Pirhofer & Partner; her main fields being family and inheritance law.

Dr.  Tobias Egger

Secretary