Christoph has broad and longstanding experience and focus on private equity transactions (leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs as well as minority participations and expansion or growth financings) and M&A transactions, often with cross-border aspects. He regularly acts for private equity sponsors, corporate and strategic buyers, owners and management teams.

Christoph graduated from the University of Munich where he also earned his Ph.D. (Dr. jur.) in 2000. Furthermore, he earned a law degree (maîtrise en droit) from Paris University (Paris II, Panthéon-Assas). In 2002/2003 Christoph worked as foreign attorney in London.

Prior to joining Orrick in Munich, Christoph was partner at another international law firm renowned for its international private equity practice.

Christoph is Managing Partner of the German Orrick offices together with Oliver Duys.

  • Christoph is regularly recommended by Legal500, JUVE and Best Lawyers Germany for M&A and Private Equity transactions.
  • Recent representative transactions include:  

    • EQT/ advice on Foreign Trade Law Proceedings
    • VR Equitypartner/ advice on the acquisition of a majority share in Auto-Pflege-Zentrum
    • EQT/ advice on the sale of E.I.S. Aircraft Group's Aviation Operations Business to QinetiQ
    • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG / advice on investment in Radiology Group
    • SüdBG / advice on participation in Janoschka Group
    • Ardian/ advice on the acquisition of a majority stake in CNC Technology Company imes-icore
    • DBAG Fund VII/ advice on the acquisition of Abbelen Group
    • EQT / advice on the acquisition of Utimaco Group
    • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG / advice on the acquisition of Polytech Health & Aesthetics GmbH
    • Teknor Apex, USA/ Advice on the acquisition of Plastic-Technologie-Service-Group
    • Ardian/ advice on the sale of Frostkrone Stake to Emeram Capital
    • EQT / advice on the acquisition of kfzteile24 Group
    • VR Equitypartner/ advice on the acquisition of LEUNA-Tenside GmbH
    • HANNOVER Finanz/ advice on the sale of a participation in Astyx Communication and Sensors to ZF Friedrichshafen
    • Bayern LB Private Equity/ advice on the sale of a participation in Westfalia Group
    • EQT / advice on the acquisition of E.I.S. Aircraft Group
    • EQT Partners / advice on the sale of Sausalitos Group Ergon Capital    

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