Dr. Christoph Louven

Dr. Christoph Louven


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 211 13 68 418

Fax +49 211 13 68 100

LanguagesEnglish, German, Spanish

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

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

In more than 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


Global Leader, Recommended, Insurance & Reinsurance
Who's Who Legal


National Leader, Recommended, Germany - Insurance & Reinsurance
Who's Who Legal


Corporate and M&A: M&A: Mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)
Legal 500 EMEA


Corporate and M&A: Corporate
Legal 500 EMEA (Germany)

2004 – 2018

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

2012 – 2018

Recommended lawyer for Insurance Transactional
Chambers Europe

2015 – 2017

Recommended lawyer for Corporate/M&A
Chambers Europe

2016 – 2018

Recommended lawyer for Insurance
Who's Who Legal

2016 – 2018

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.

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