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Christian Krebs

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M&A, Private equity, Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances


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Christian Krebs has more than 10 years of experience advising international corporations and financial sponsors on cross-border M&A transactions, corporate law, and corporate governance. He is recommended for large M&A transactions in The Legal 500 Germany.

Chris provides counseling on all aspects of sales of private and public corporations. He regularly advises on private equity transactions (including public-to-privates, LBOs, and MBOs) on both the buy- and sell-side. He also provides boardroom advice regarding the latest trends in shareholder activism, corporate governance, and liability prevention strategies for board members.

Clients in recent representations, in which Chris acted mostly as lead or co-lead lawyer, include Aurora Resurgence, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, Deutsche Börse AG, GfK SE, Hansteen, Infiana, One Equity Partners, PolyOne, Procter & Gamble, and XIO.

Chris gained in-house legal experience in the oil and gas industry during an extended client secondment and worked at international law firms in New York, Brussels, and Buenos Aires. As a result of his international experience, he is especially apt at and has specific experience in advising foreign investors.

Chris has published extensively on matters of corporate and business law and speaks publicly on M&A topics. He is also a coauthor of a leading treatise on the law of reorganizations. As a board member of the German American Lawyers Association (DAJV), he organizes its annual flagship symposium on contemporaneous transatlantic legal issues. He is also a member of the Scientific Association for Company and Corporate Law (VGR).


German, English, French, Spanish


Member of the German bar. Board member of the German American Lawyers Association (DAJVScientific Association for Company and Corporate Law (VGR)


Harvard University (LL.M. 2011); Second State Examination (Ranked no. 1 of state, 2007); University of Speyer (Administrative Law 2006); Saarland University (First State Examination with highest honors 2005); Université de Lille (Certificate of Integrated Legal Studies 2003); University of Warwick (Integrated Common Programme 2002)

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    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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