Atzler

Christian Atzler

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Wirtschaftsprüfern und Steuerberatern mbB

Biography

Christian Atzler is co-head of the Corporate/M&A Practice Group in Germany and Austria. He is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global from 2012 to 2017.

Practice Focus

Christian regularly advises German and international clients on M&A transactions, corporate matters and investment projects. Prior to joining the Frankfurt office of Baker McKenzie in 2009, Christian worked in the Shanghai and Hong Kong offices of Baker McKenzie from 2005-2008, and mainly advised international clients on M&A projects, joint ventures, and China foreign direct investment projects.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Chinese Nison Group on its majority acquisition of premium kitchen manufacturer SieMatic Group.
  • Advised Chinese PE fund Pagoda Investment on its series A investment in TravelEasy GmbH, a software-driven provider of VAT reimbursement solutions for travelers.
  • Advised MacLean Lismore on its acquisition of automotive supplier IBEX Group out of insolvency in a competitive auction.
  • Advised Mundipharma on the acquisition of the business of VC-backed CellAct Pharma GmbH in a competitive auction.
  • Advised NASDAQ-listed Trimble Navigation Ltd. on its acquisition of Müller-Elektronik, a German company specializing in implement control and precision farming solutions.
  • Advised the shareholders of PolyCine on the sale of PolyCine to German industrial holding Armira in a competitive auction.
  • Advised Chinese PE fund Pagoda Investment on its proposed acquisition of GBA Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik from adiuva capital and management in a competitive auction.
  • Advised Hillhouse Capital on the acquisition of Gimborn from Czech PE house Penta in a competitive auction.
  • Advised Chinese PE fund Nepoch Capital on its majority acquisition of Ascopharm Group from Adiuva Capital.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt

Admissions

  • Germany (2005)

Education

  • State of Rhineland-Palatinate (Second State Exam) (2005)
  • University of Passau (State Exam) (2003)
  • National Taiwan University School of Law (2000)

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin

Previous Offices

  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai