Christian von Sydow - McDermott Will & Emery


Christian von Sydow advises clients on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, restructuring, corporate conflict resolution and estate planning.

Christian has represented a large number of international and German clients, strategic and financial investors in acquisitions and sales of businesses in Germany and internationally in cross-border matters. He represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including automotive supply, armaments, consumer electronics, energy, internet, optics, publishing, retail, software, technology and testing technology, and travel and tourism.

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  • Advised an international group of shareholders of a company in the med tech sector, headquartered in the US, on the auction and sale to a UK-based private equity investor
  • Represented a US-listed company in the acquisition of a German mold and hotrunner system manufacturer
  • Represented a Dax 30 company in the implementation of a matrix group structure and another DAX 30 company in the structuring of the members of the boards’ compensation system

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2023 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Private Equity Law and Restructuring ans Insolvency Law
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2009 – 2022 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law and Private Equity Law
  • Chambers Europe 2021Corporate M&A-Germany

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  • American Chamber of Commerce, co-chair of the Bavarian regional committee
  • International Patrons of the Pinakothek, member of the board
  • Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus GmbH, chairman of the advisory board


Higher Regional Court of Hannover, Second State Exam, 1990
Universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg, First State Exam, 1987


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