Dr. Christian Franz

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Dr. Christian Franz, Partner, Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Dr. Christian Franz (partner) is predominantly active in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and corporate legal consultation to companies. Franco-German legal relations are a further main focus of his activity.

Awards/Recommendations
Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers©: Corporate Law Germany (2017-2014)

Curriculum vitae

  • Since January 2007 FRANZ RECHTSANWÄLTE
  • 1997 - 2006 VELTEN FRANZ JAKOBY
  • 1995 - 1997 Hölters & Elsing
  • 1993 - 1995 Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann
  • 1996 Admission to the Avocat à la Cour in Paris
  • 1991 Admission to the bar

Law studies at the Universities of Saarbrücken, Nancy II (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies en Droit Privé, 1987, Licence en droit, 1995), and Bonn (LL.D., Bonn, 1992)

Associate Lecturer of the Université Nancy II

Languages: German, English, French

Publications

  • “Regulatory framework and selected legal issues regarding Russian investments in hi-tech enterprises in Germany”, (in cooperation with Alexei Sapojnikov) in: Mergers & Acquisitions (Russia), No. 5, May 2010, Page 58 et seq.
  • “Legal framework for doing business in Germany” - Lecture for Estonian business delegation on the occasion of the state visit of the Estonian President in Germany in December 2009 (in cooperation with NRW.Invest) 
  • “Managing Director of a GmbH” (written course) Euroforum, 2005
  • “Reorganization and Capitalization of a Stock Corporation - Fiduciary Duty of Shareholders and the Duty of Cooperation” [jointly with Dr. Matthias Schmidt] in: Venture Capital Magazin 2004
  • “Faire des Affaires en Allemagne”: Lecture at the German / French Training of Steuerberaterkammer Cologne and of Chambre des experts comptables en Alsace Lorraine
  • “Liability of the Freight Carrier under French Law considering claims for compensation against the Freight Carrier”, 1992 

Selected Transactions

  • Advising Seaya in its investment in PippaJean (2015)
  • Advising ZETT-GROUP in the divestiture of StarLicht to Wünsche (2015)
  • Advising OLIN in the divestiture of its German subsidiary Karibu Holztechnik in a cross-border MBO transaction (2014)