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Dr. Christoph Louven


Dr. Christoph Louven

In almost two decades, Christoph Louven has gained huge experience in complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, board room advice and corporate compliance issues (including corporate investigations).

Clients appreciate Christoph's "great depth of knowledge and ability to help them make good decisions, not just from the legal but also from a business point of view" (Chambers Global 2015).

Christoph serves as Head of the practice-group Corporate/M&A in Continental Europe and as a member of our global Corporate Leadership Comittee.

"Standout corporate lawyer", "praised for his wide-ranging skills", "Clients are impressed with Christoph Louven." 

Chambers Europe-Germany, 2008-2014

Representative Experience

3M on the acquisition of the membrana business from Polypore Inc.

ARAG SE on a multi-jurisdictional cross-border merger project.

Hannover Rückversicherung AG on the conversion into a SE.

Ametek Inc. on its acquisition of Dunkermotoren-Group from Triton.

VW (members of the supervisory board) on the merger with Porsche.

Elster Group SE (independent Board Members) on its public takeover by Melrose Plc.

CTA's of numerous large listed companies, including BASF, Allianz, Dresdner Bank, Commerzbank.

Munich Re on its bank assurance - cooperation with Unicredit.

Education and admissions


  • Second State Exam in Law, 1996
  • Dr. iur., summa cum laude, University of Cologne, 1995
  • First State Exam in Law, 1993

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Dusseldorf

Court admissions

  • Germany


M&A, corporate and corporate advice to insurers

JUVE Handbook, Commercial Law Firms



Who's Who Legal

2008 - 2015

Corporate/M&A - Germany

Chambers Europe

2012 - 2015


Chambers Europe


Corporate and M&A

Best Lawyers


Chambers Europe - Leaders in their Field: recommended in Insurance: Transactional (Germany)


Chambers Europe - Leaders in their Field: recommended in Corporate/M&A (Germany)


Top 25 M&A-lawyers, Germany


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