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Christof Lamberts, Partner

Christof Lamberts

Partner

Rechtsanwalt

Languages

German, English

Practice areas

  • Aerospace, defence and security
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Competition, EU and Trade
  • Corporate
  • Diversified industrials
  • Industrial engineering
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private clients
  • Retail
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Christof heads Eversheds Sutherland’s German M&A team and specializes in complex cross-border M&A and joint venture transactions as well as corporate venture and private equity deals. Christof is a co-founder of Eversheds Sutherland (Germany) LLP and a longstanding member of its management committee.

Business-oriented, clear and comprehensive advice and stringent project management are key to his approach.

Having studied mechanical engineering prior to entering the legal profession, Christof’s legal and M&A expertise is accompanied by an understanding of the technical aspects of many of his clients’ businesses. He also has extensive experience in distribution law.

Besides his strong focus on large US clients, Christof is a member of Eversheds Sutherland Nordic/Baltic Group.

Our German M&A team was nominated by JUVE as M&A firm of the year 2017. A selection of recent transactions of our international M&A team can be found in our International corporate M&A dealbook.

Christof is recognized as a leading M&A lawyer by Best Lawyers, Legal 500, both in its EMEA and Germany edition, and by Germany’s JUVE Handbook, where he is also recommended for corporate law.

“Eversheds’ Christof Lamberts and his team provide ‘good value for money and rapid response times’.” – Legal 500 EMEA 2016

Christof’s recent experience includes advising:

  • CyrusOne in the acquisition six large data centers in Frankfurt and London from Zenium
  • WestRock in its disposal of the home, health and beauty division to Silgan and the acquisition of Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited
  • Teacher Retirement System of Texas in the acquisition of KBC Deutschland AG from Belgium‘s KBC Bank and the subsequent acquisitions of Bankhaus Neelmeyer and Oldenburgische Landesbank
  • Starbucks in the sale of its German business to AmRest
  • Airbus Defence & Space in the carve-out and disposal of its commercial satellite business
  • 3M in various corporate venture deals and M&A transactions
  • Parker Hannifin in various cross-border acquisitions including post-merger integration

Selected publication:

Christof Lamberts – Vom juristischen Service Center zum Manager – Die Rolle von Juristen bei M&A-Prozessen, in: Mergers & Acquisitions (2nd edition), Müller-Stewens/Kunisch/Binder (ed.), Schäffer-Poeschel, Stuttgart, 2016, pp. 193 - 204

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