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Christian Atzler

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Baker McKenzie

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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

Corporate

Within: Corporate

Baker McKenzie recently acted on numerous cross-border mergers, increasingly counts listed companies as clients, and is setting standards in compliance advice. A highlight was assisting Uniwheels with the conclusion of a domination and profit transfer agreement with the main shareholder Superior Industries International, including the preparation and execution of the extraordinary general meeting, and the delisting of the company. Other highlights include advising McDonald’s on its day-to-day business; assisting Karl Storz, a manufacturer of endoscopes, medical instruments and equipment, with its conversion into an SE & Co. KG; and acting for Daimler on the establishment of a European on-demand ride-sharing joint venture with start-up Via. Since Nikolaus Reinhuber took over the management of the global IT practice in July 2017, Christian Atzler now jointly heads the German corporate law group together with Andreas Lohner, who has been co-head of the practice group for many years. Björn Simon made partner in July 2018 and Christian Vocke is also an up-and-coming young partner.

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M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

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

The M&A advice provided by Baker McKenzie is ‘to the point’, and ‘previously agreed fee agreements are adhered to’. The practice has a strong network internationally and the majority of its deals have a cross-border component. Highlights included advising Corestate Capital Holding on the acquisition of HFS Helvetic Financial Services; Creos Deutschland on the acquisition of all shares in Steag Netz in a bidding process; and Winkler+Dünnebier on the acquisition of Bicma Hygiene Technologie. Nikolaus Reinhuber, Christian Atzler and Heiko Gotsche are also noted alongside ‘excellent negotiatorThomas Gilles.

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Legal Developments by:
Baker McKenzie

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    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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