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Christian A. Krebs

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Christian A. Krebs

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Christian Krebs has more than 15 years of experience advising international corporations and financial sponsors on cross-border M&A transactions, corporate law, and corporate governance. He is recognized as one of the most renowned corporate and M&A lawyers in Germany by WirtschaftsWoche, Handelsblatt, and Best Lawyers and recommended for large M&A transactions by The Legal 500.

Chris provides counseling on all aspects of sales of private and public corporations, including private equity transactions (public-to-privates, LBOs, MBOs), on both the buy- and sell-side, as well as on early to late-stage financing rounds in venture capital contexts. He also provides boardroom advice regarding the latest trends in shareholder activism and corporate governance.

Clients in recent representations, in which Chris acted as lead or co-lead lawyer, include Avient, Aurora Resurgence, Bessemer Venture Partners, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, Deutsche Börse, EDF, Infiana, Procter & Gamble, PTT Global Chemical, Verizon, and XIO.

Chris gained in-house legal experience in the energy industry during an extended client secondment and worked at international law firms in New York, Brussels, and Buenos Aires. As a result of his international experience, he is especially apt at and has specific experience in advising foreign investors.

Chris has published extensively on matters of corporate law and speaks publicly on M&A topics. He is a coauthor of leading treatises on the law of corporations and reorganizations. As a board member of the German American Lawyers Association (DAJV), he organizes its annual symposium on contemporaneous transatlantic legal issues. He is also a member of the Association for Corporate Law (VGR).

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