Dr. Christoph Louven

Dr. Christoph Louven

Partner, Dusseldorf

Email christoph.louven@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 211 13 68 418

Fax +49 211 13 68 100

LanguagesEnglish, German, Spanish

Practice groupCorporate

A number of clients praise Christoph Louven for his communication skills, saying that he has "a good combination of communication and people skills."

Chambers Europe, 2017

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).

Awards and recognitions


Recommended lawyer for M&A, corporate and corporate advice to insurers
JUVE handbook

2012 – 2017

Recommended lawyer for Insurance
Chambers Europe


Recommended lawyer for Corporate/M&A
Chambers Europe


Recommended lawyer for Corporate, M&A and Insurance
Legal 500 Germany


Recommended lawyer for Insurance
Who's Who Legal


Included for Corporate, M&A and Insurance
Edition Best Lawyers™ Germany

Education and admissions


Second State Exam in Law, 1996

Dr. iur., University of Cologne, summa cum laude, 1995

First State Exam in Law, 1993

Representative experience

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

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

Advising Hannover Rückversicherung AG on the conversion into a SE.

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

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

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

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

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