Hengeler Mueller advises industrial gases specialist Messer on the full takeover of joint venture Messer Industries and the agreement of a long-term strategic partnership with GIC
Christof has a general corporate and M&A practice, with particular experience in private equity. He advises a broad range of German and non-German corporates, private equity and sovereign wealth funds.
Christof has been involved in a wide range of recent transactions including: the sale of Real by METRO AG to SCP Group (advice to METRO AG), the acquisition of BASF's construction chemicals business and Xella by Lone Star (advice to Lone Star), the acquisition of Tank & Rast by a purchaser consortium including CIC (advice to CIC), outsourcing of IT by Deutsche Lufthansa to IBM (advice to IBM); the sale of a majority stake in Scout24 by Deutsche Telekom to Hellmann & Friedman (advice to Deutsche Telekom) and the sale of regional newspapers and of a programme and women magazines by Axel Springer to Funke (advice to Axel Springer).
- Admitted to bar 1990
- University of Freiburg (Dr. jur.)
- Université de Genève
- University of Michigan Law School (LL.M.)
- Co-Managing Partner 2004-2008
- Editor and author: Beck'sches M&A-Handbook, to be published 2016