Dr. Christoph Rödter



Christoph excels at advising clients in the technology and life sciences industry on a wide range of corporate needs, including mergers and acquisitions, growth equity fundraisings and public offerings. He also helps fast growing technology companies scale up their governance and compliance to international needs.

Christoph has a deep understanding of the industry of his clients and sees himself as a business partner helping his clients to achieve their business goals in an efficient and pragmatic manner. According to Legal 500 Germany (2021), Christoph not only “impresses with incomparable commitment and legal competence” but is also “extremely deal-oriented where the client and the result come first.”

Christoph is recognized by Germany’s leading business daily Handelsblatt as a top lawyer in Germany for Corporate transactions for three consecutive years in a row and by Legal 500 Germany as a key lawyer in Venture Capital (2021).

  • Christoph's recent experience includes advising:

    • Lilium on its $3.3 billion SPAC merger with Qell and its previous venture financing rounds.
    • Convergenta Invest GmbH, an investment company of the Media-Markt founding family Kellerhals, on a €815 million transaction that included Convergenta's investment into Ceconomy and the reorganization of the shareholder structure at Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH.
    • Global venture capital investor Headline (formerly e.ventures) on the merger of its fintech portfolio company Deposit Solutions with Raisin, the leading pan-European B2C platform for savings and investments.
    • China’s AEONMED Group on the acquisition of German medical device manufacturer Heyer Medical AG.
    • EQT Expansion Capital II on the sale of UDG, a specialized German agency group for digital marketing services and communications, to leading digital agency group Performance Interactive Alliance (PIA), owned by European mid-market private equity firm Equistone.
    • EQT portfolio company United Digital Group (UDG) on the sale of its media and performance marketing division to Omnicom Media Group Germany.
    • creditshelf on IPO in Prime Standard of Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
    • Westag & Getalit AG, a leading manufacturer of high-quality wood-based products for interior finishing and building construction, in connection with the takeover of the company by Broadview Industries AG.
    • Private equity investor EQT Mid Market on the sale of airborne training services business E.I.S. Aircraft Operations, part of E.I.S. Aircraft Group, to UK-based QinetiQ Group.
    • Leading Chinese furniture producer KUKA Home (Jason Furniture (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.) on the acquisition of luxury furniture producer Rolf Benz from German furniture manufacturer Hüls Group.
    • A life science fund on the sale of its stake in a biotech company.
    • Investors on the financing round at a biotech company.
    • OSRAM Licht AG on the legal spin-off of its lighting business into an independent legal structure as well as on the sale of its lighting business Ledvance to a Chinese consortium, comprising the strategic investor IDG Capital Partners, MLS CO., Ltd., a producer of LED applications and the financial investor Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center*
    • B/E Aerospace, Inc. on the spin-off of its consumables management segment businesses to KLX Inc. and certain legal aspects of the internal corporate restructuring related to same*
    • Volkswagen AG on the public takeover of the German truck manufacturer MAN SE and the conclusion of the profit and loss pooling and domination agreement with MAN SE*
    • Siemens AG on its joint venture Primetals Technologies Ltd. with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. in the field of metallurgical industry*
    • Siemens AG on the merger of its wind power business with Gamesa*
    •  various listed and non-listed companies on corporate governance and board matters.

    *completed whilst at a previous firm