Christopher Sprado is a partner in Orrick's Dusseldorf office who is specialized in advising clients on M&A transactions, venture capital investments, complex corporate restructuring measures as well as general corporate law matters. As a member of Orrick's Technologies Companies Group, Christopher advises his clients on projects and transactions in an international context with a focus on technology companies.

Christopher has profound experience in advising multinational corporations and international investors on their most important transactions and strategic challenges. His clients particularly value his pragmatism and his ability to break complex issues down to the essentials and to find efficient solutions.

Prior to joining Orrick in 2021, Christopher worked at Linklaters LLP for more than 10 years. During such time, he had the opportunity to undertake client secondments at two large German-listed companies.

  • Christopher’s experience includes advising:

    • Yokogawa Electric Corporation on the acquisition of German software company BaxEnergy
    • Coatue on the sale of Gorillas to Getir
    • EP Power Minerals on the acquisition of the blasting abrasives activities of Belgian SCR-Sibelco by newly founded subsidiary EP Power Grit GmbH
    • Headline as co-lead investor in the 45 million dollar financing round of Numa
    • Luxempart and the other shareholders in the sale of the Austrian eduPRO Group to Invision
    • ETFS Capital on its investment in BITA
    • Deel, the global payroll decacorn, on the acquisition of Berlin-based software start-up Zeitgold
    • Blossom Capital as lead investor in finmid's EUR 35 million financing round
    • Solvay S.A., Belgium, on the acquisition of Bayer’s global seed coatings business*
    • Covestro AG, Germany, on the acquisition of the Resins & Functional Materials business from Royal DSM*
    • Aperam S.A., Luxembourg, on the acquisition of stainless-steel recycling company ELG from Franz Haniel & Cie.*
    • thyssenkrupp AG, Germany, on the intended split of its group into two separate listed companies*
    • AECI Ltd., South Africa, on the acquisition of the contract manufacturing service business of Imperial Chemical Logistics GmbH, including, inter alia, Schirm group*
    • Panasonic Corporation, Japan, on the acquisition of all shares in the German software company OpenSynergy GmbH*
    • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Japan, on the merger squeeze-out of NTT Com Security AG’s minority shareholders as well as the subsequent valuation proceedings*
    • E.ON SE, Germany, on the split of its group into two separate listed companies*
    • Deutsche Börse AG, Germany, on the acquisition of 360T Group from Summit Partners and further sellers*
    • Suzlon Energy Limited, India, on the sale of its German subsidiary Senvion SE to Centerbridge Partners*
    • Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Japan, on the acquisition of substantially all assets of insolvent sealing specialist Meteor Gummiwerke from its insolvency administrator*
    • Suzlon Energy Limited, India, on the valuation proceedings in relation to the squeeze-out of the minority shareholders of REpower Systems SE*
    • DeWAG, Germany, on the sale of a real estate portfolio to Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE*
    • LIXIL Corporation, Japan, on its acquisition of GROHE Group*
    • various international investors on the (intended) acquisition of participations in German tech startups

    * indicates experience prior to joining Orrick