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Dr Christoph Dachner

Even in very complex scenarios, Christoph stays on top of things and uses his excellent negotiation skills and technical capabilities to get the deal done.
Head of M&A Legal, German industrial company

Dr Christoph Dachner advises clients with a focus on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. He also has wide experience in general corporate law and insolvency law. His sector-specific focus is on the areas of industry, technology and consumer goods.

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt admitted with the Rechtsanwaltskammer Munich


  • Advising Heidelberg Materials on the acquisition of SER / RUZ Group.
  • Advising Bilfinger SE on the divestment of its piping construction business as well as its scaffolding and insulation division in France and Portugal.
  • Advising ZF Friedrichshafen on the acquisition of the large gear boxes business from Bosch Rexroth.
  • Advising Barry-Wehmiller on several transactions, incl. the acquisition of the busi-ness activities of Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D), the acquisition of the paper business activities of the insolvent paper producer Bielomatik Leuze GmbH + Co. KG and the acquisition of the paper machine business of Körber AG.
  • Advising Bayerischer Rundfunk, SRF and other public service broadcasters on the sale of TELEPOOL GmbH.
  • Advising Yanmar Group on the acquisition of the mini combined heat power unit producer RMB Energie and the excavator business of Terex.
  • Advising JUMP House on the acquisition of the Superfly Group and other trampoline and event companies.
  • Advising Unilever on the sale of the Pfanni potato production facility in Stavenhagen to Aviko Rixona.
  • Advising Materialise on the acquisition of prototype casting manufacturer ACTech GmbH.
  • Advising The Carlyle Group on its investment in HSO Group, a leading global Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner.


The above list includes matters completed whilst Christoph was in his previous employ.

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Court of appeal Berlin, Second State Examination, 2013
  • Bucerius Law School (Hamburg), Ph.D., 2013
  • Technical University Dresden, First State Examination, 2009

Prior Experience

  • 2013 to 2018: Associate at an international law firm (including secondment at London office in 2017)
  • 2009 to 2013: Trainee lawyer at various international law firms