Dr. Christoph Brenner



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:

    • Ardian Technology & Strategy / advice on the acquisition of Eximia Engineering GmbH
    • ifb / advice on the sale of ifb SE to EY
    • Symbio / advice on sale of Symbioworld GmbH to Fortino Capital
    • Aptean / advice on acquisition of ImPuls AG
    • PAIR Finance / advice on sale of majority stake to Pollen Street Capital
    • Aptean / advice on acquisition of Modula, a German market leader in ERP and Manufacturing Execution Systems
    • Rigeto Unternehmerkapital / advice on acquisition of Pflegehelden Group
    • Waterland and its Danish portfolio company Helgstrand Dressage / advice on the acquisition of Ludger Beerbaum Stables GmbH and the foundation of Global Equestrian Group
    • HANNOVER Finanz / advice on sale of its participation in TEUPEN GmbH to Chinese Dingli Group
    • Shareholders of ProLeiT AG / advice on sale to Schneider Electric SE in auction sale
    • Süd BG / advice on acquisition of Janoschka AG
    • EQT / advice on the sale of E.I.S. Aircraft Group's Aviation Operations Business to QinetiQ
    • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG / advice on investment in blikk Radiologic Groupe
    • Ardian / advice on the acquisition of a imes-icore Group
    • EQT / advice on the acquisition of Utimaco Group
    • EQT / advice on the acquisition of kfzteile24 Group
    • VR Equitypartner / advice on the acquisition of LEUNA-Tenside GmbH