Dr. Christoph Neven

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Dr. Christoph Neven, Partner

Dr. Christoph Neven advises domestic and foreign companies, founders and investors in M&A transactions and corporate law with a focus on start-up and high-growth companies (Practice Group Mergers & Acquisitions) . Having lived and worked in the United States and in France, Christoph has extensive experience in cross-border transactions (cf. also Practice Group French Desk). Prior to joining FRANZlegal in October 2013, Christoph worked for the international law firm Shearman & Sterling in Duesseldorf and New York for more than seven years. He was seconded to the investment bank Lazard & Co. in Frankfurt and the law firm Ayache Salama in Paris. Christoph teaches corporate law and M&A at Hochschule Fresenius.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2015 Secondment Ayache Salama, Paris
  • Since October 2013 FRANZ RECHTSANWÄLTE
  • 2006 - 2013 Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • 2011/2012 Secondment Lazard & Co., Frankfurt

Law school in Trier, Nice und Muenster

Ph.D. at Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster, 2008

Christoph Neven is a member of the following organizations:

  • Deutsch-amerikanische Juristenvereinigung
  • Common Purpose
  • International Bar Association

Languages: German, English, French

Selected Transactions

  • Advising ag.supply, the e-commerce platform for agricultural accessories on the Internet, on the Series A financing round (September 2019)
  • Advising the shareholders of the Hüls Group (hülsta) in the sale of shares to Dr. Thomas Knecht (2019)
  • Advising Linkfluence on a strategic partnership with pressrelations (2019)
  • Advising QSIL in its acquisition of Barat Ceramics (2018)
  • Advising VM Capital Advisors in its acquisition of PAVOY (2018)
  • Advising Hüls group in its divestiture of Rolf Benz (2018)
  • Advising PippaJean in a financing round (2017)
  • Advising the founder of Hallo Pizza in the divestiture to Domino's (2017)
  • Advising the City of Plettenberg in its divestiture of a participation in Krankenhaus Plettenberg (2017)
  • Advising Rolf Benz in its divestiture of RUF-Bett (2016)
  • Advising Hüls in its divestiture of Parador (2016)
  • Advising Seaya in its investment in PippaJean (2015)
  • Advising Linkfluence in its acquisition of Medialysten (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)
  • Advising reStore in the divestiture of Energy Net to Telcoland (2014)
  • Advising reStore in the divestiture of its Germany business to Gravis (2014)
  • Advising Peters-group in the divestiture of Papierfabrik Fritz Peters to Prinzhorn-group (2014)
  • Advising Surteco in the divestiture of Vinylit to Quartum Capital (2013) 
  • Advising Surteco in the acquisition of Süddekor-group and a share placement (2013) 
  • Advising RAG-Stiftung in the acquisition of Evonik's real estate portfolio (2013)
  • Advising RAG-Stiftung in the placement of shares in Evonik on the stock market as well as in private placements (2013)