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Christian Atzler

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Baker McKenzie's Corporate/M&A Practice Group in Germany

Position

Partner

Career

Christian Atzler is a partner of the Corporate/M&A Practice Group of the Firm’s Frankfurt office. He is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin

Member

Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt

Education

  • State of Rhineland-Palatinate (Second State Exam) (2005)
  • University of Passau (State Exam) (2003)
  • National Taiwan University School of Law (2000)


Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: mid-sized domestic deals (€100m-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized domestic deals (€100m-€500m)

Baker McKenzie’s ‘very competent’ M&A group led by Nikolaus Reinhuber and Andreas Lohner is spread over four offices and therefore has a strong national network. ‘Down to earth’ and ‘time-flexible team playerIngo Strauss, who made partner in July 2016, and Heiko Gotsche advised claims management provider GFKL Lowell on the acquisition of Tesch Inkasso. Christian Atzler, who made partner at the same time, led assistance to automotive supplier Presswerk Krefeld with the acquisition of the insolvent IBEX Automotive and Gebrüder Kunze. In 2016, a group led by Thomas Dörmer and Tim Heitling joined from Taylor Wessing, while Sönke Becker left for Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP.

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M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)

Baker McKenzie’s ‘outstanding international network’ ensures a steady flow of instructions in the mid-cap sector. A complex mixed share and asset deal with carve-out in various countries was handled by the pumps, seals and valve manufacturer Flowserve on the €186m sale of the Gestra Group to Spirax Sarco. Other highlight instructions included advising Grünenthal on the acquisition of Adhesys Medical, Allegion on the acquisition of all of its shares in Trelock, and Dassault Systèmes on the €220m acquisition of all CST - Computer Simulation Technology shares. Alba Group and HOCHTIEF also retained the group, which is led by Nikolaus Reinhuber and Andreas Lohner and also includes the recommended Heiko Gotsche. In 2016, the group saw the addition of Thomas Dörmer and Tim Heitling from Taylor Wessing and the departure of Sönke Becker for Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP. In addition, Christian Atzler and the ‘down-to-earthIngo Strauss, who is ‘flexible in terms of times and a teamplayer’, made partner in July 2016.

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