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Dr. Christopher Wolff

Partner, Corporate Department

Overview

Dr. Christopher Wolff is a partner in the Corporate Department and chair of Paul Hastings Frankfurt office. He is a member of the PE practice group and concentrates on large cross-border transactions, especially PE, usually involving complex capital structured financings.

Dr. Wolff has extensive transactional experience representing sellers and buyers in Private Equity, Venture Capital, M&A, distressed asset and corporate distressed restructuring transactions.

Dr. Wolff studied law at the University of Constance, the University of Lausanne and Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. He completed his first bar exam in 1996, and his second in 1998 at the same university. Dr. Wolff completed his doctoral thesis on Competition Law in 2000 and is admitted to practice in Germany.

Recognitions

  • "Dr. Christopher Wolff: very strong practice, very pleasant to deal with", JUVE, 2021/2022
  • "Dr. Christopher Wolff: always to the point, very good and solution-oriented negotiator (competitor).", "often recommended, able also to work with unorthodox solutions, commercially oriented, experienced (competitor).", JUVE, 2020/2021
  • "This recommended PE practice had a solid year after its breakthrough last year. There are two major planks to the practice: Wolff has a steady flow of mid-cap work and has reinforced his links to clients such as Capvis. Secondly the real estate team has considerable experience in PE deals and the links to Apollo are strong."", JUVE, 2020/2021

Education

  • University of Greifswald, Dr. iur., 2000
  • Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, 2 St Exam, 1998
  • Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, 1 St Exam, 1996
  • Admitted to practice in Germany

Representations

  • Attestor Capital Ltd. in the acquisition (and its financing) of 51 per cent of the shares in Condor Flugdienst GmbH and investment in the aggregate amount of EUR 200,000,000 in Condor Flugdienst GmbH and envisaged conclusion of an equity leasing commitment in the aggregate amount of EUR 250,000,000 vis-à-vis Condor Flugdienst GmbH intended to be used for the renewal of their aircraft fleet
  • Founders of Four 20 Pharma GmbH, one of the largest and fully EU-GMP and GDP licensed distributors of medical cannabis producers with a market share of over 10% in Germany in connection with the sale of a 55% stake in the company by to Curaleaf International Holdings Limited, Guernsey, the European holding company of the Canadian-listed Curaleaf Holdings Inc., a publicly traded cannabis provider
  • GENUI Partners GmbH, the leading Germany-based investment firm. Our Germany-based private equity team advised GENUI in connection with GENUI Fund’s acquisition of all shares in GHM Group from VR Equitypartner and BayernLB Private Equity, and related financing. GHM Group is a leading measurement and control technology specialist in the field of industrial sensors and electronics, environmental measurement technology and mobile measurement devices. GHM Group has production sites in Germany and Italy and is globally active through sales companies and commercial agents
  • Bregal Unternehmerkapital GmbH, a leading Germany-based private equity firm, in the sale of DPG Deutsche Pflegegruppe Group, a Germany-based association of quality-oriented providers of out-of-hospital intensive care and home ventilation. The company is also active throughout Germany in intensive care and home respiration under the name, Pflegezeit Intensiv
  • Bregal Unternehmerkapital GmbH, a leading Germany-based private equity firm, in the acquisition of GUS group (service provider for ERP business solutions to meet the special requirements of the process industry (including contract logistics), in particular with high legal requirements and strict certification specifications in quality-sensitive sectors) from Elvastone Fund
  • Decisive Capital Management, the leading Switzerland-based next generation ultra-high net worth adviser. Our Germany-based private equity team advised Decisive in connection with the contemplated structuring of a fund investment vehicle as well as with the investment by the special purpose vehicle, which shall be advised by Decisive, of circa €75 million by way of a pre-IPO capital increase of solarisBank, the leading Germany-based fintech company that offers a banking-as-a-service platform. Our work on this matter highlights our expertise advising private equity leaders on a range of high-end mandates, including fund structurings
  • Apollo Global Management, the leading US-based global alternative investment management firm with circa US$455.5 billion of assets under management. Our Germany-based private equity team advised Apollo in connection with the sale of shares in AGROB Immobilien, the leading Germany-based listed company focused on the development and management of the AGROB Media and Business Park in Ismaning
  • Apollo Management Advisors GmbH/ Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with the purchase of two assets in Nuremberg and Freiburg via share deal
  • LR Global Holding, the leading Germany-based holding company of LR Health & Beauty, the leading Germany-based direct selling company owned by Quadriga Capital. Our Germany-based private equity team advised LR Global in connection with a refinancing of its existing indebtedness and the issuance of a €125 million Nordic Bond
  • Weber Holding GmbH in purchasing the majority of assets from Weber Automotive GmbH in insolvency proceedings. With the closing, the Weber family became the sole owner of the newly founded Weber Holding GmbH and its operating subsidiaries. The new company will initiate a strategic transformation program from its core power trained business to a diversified model including emission-free drives and production processes
  • Weber Holding GmbH in the purchase of two business operations and assets as well as explicitly classified business units (technology and development, sales and administration/management) of the insolvent Schweizer Group Global GmbH as part of an asset deal

    Engagement & Publications

    Involvement

    • Lecturer at Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, post graduate studies LL.M. Corporate Restructuring Education

    Practice Areas

    Real Estate
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Corporate
    Private Equity
    Financial Restructuring
    Europe

    Languages

    English
    German

    Admissions

    Germany

    Education

    Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitat Greifswald, Dr. iur. 2000
    Oberlandesgericht Muenchen, 2 St Exam 1998
    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, 1 St Exam 1996

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