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Dr. Christoph Louven


Dr. Christoph Louven
English, German, Spanish
Practice Group

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 Louven heads the M&A practice and is described as "very flexible, extremely pragmatic with extensive experience of insurance matters". In addition, he is commended for his "excellent advice and short response times".

Chambers Europe, 2015

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.

Education and admissions


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


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

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