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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.

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

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.

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


Leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A

Chambers Europe


Leading lawyer for Insurance: Transactional

Chambers Europe


Recommended lawyer for Insurance

Who's Who Legal


Recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A

Best Lawyers

2012 - 2015

Recommended lawyer for Insurance

Chambers Europe

2008 - 2015

Recommended lawyer for Corporate/M&A

Chambers Europe

2006 - 2015

Recommended lawyer for M&A, Corporate and Corporate Advice to insurers

JUVE handbook


Top 25 M&A-lawyers


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