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Dr. Christian Horn, LL.M.

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Christian Horn focuses his practice on corporate and transactional matters. He has wide experience in complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations across diverse industries. His areas of expertise encompass stock corporation, company and capital markets law. He advises in particular on transactions involving companies in regulated industries, including the renewable energies and cleantech sector.

Professional Background

Christian Horn joined K&L Gates in 2011 from a leading German law firm. In 2009/2010, he was seconded to the in-house project finance team of an international solar company. He is admitted as German Rechtsanwalt and as attorney-at-law in the state of New York.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • German-American Lawyers' Association (DAJV)
  • Scientific Association for Company and Corporate Law (VGR)
  • Advising OpenSynergy GmbH on its trade sale to Panasonic
  • Advising a $3 billion private equity fund on its acquisition and integration of a global provider of business intelligence and CPM software
  • Advising Verivox GmbH on the acquisition of TopTarif Internet GmbH
  • Advising ContiTech AG on its acquisition of blow-molding specialists inotec Innovative Technologie GmbH and Präzisionstechnik Geithain GmbH
  • Advising OYSTAR Holding GmbH and funds advised by Odewald & Compagnie in the sale of OYSTAR North America Inc. to Coesia S.p.a.
  • Advising Zumiez Inc. on the acquisition of the Blue Tomato group
  • Advising Suez Environnement on the sale of the Eurawasser Group to Remondis Aqua
  • Advising Grupo Lar on the divestiture of 560 apartments in Berlin
  • Advising a U.S. technology company on the acquisition of a German manufacturer of pitch systems for wind turbines
  • Advising a U.S. manufacturer of solar modules on the development of photovoltaic solar power plants in Europe
  • Advising a DAX company on the acquisition of the German business of an international department store chain
  • Advising a DAX company on a cross-border joint venture project for raw materials production
  • Advising a Belgian pharmaceutical company on the post merger integration of a German drug manufacturer
  • Advising a Dutch private equity investor on a cross-border merger
  • Advising a DAX company on the worldwide sale of one of its branches to another DAX company
  • Advising a Scandinavian technology company on the acquisition of a German manufacturer of large drilling systems