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Christian Schmidt

Principal Associate

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About Christian Schmidt

Christian is a Principal Associate in our tax group and his practice covers all aspects of national and international tax law. He specialises in advising on tax aspects of M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and reorganisations as well as real estate transactions. Moreover, Christian provides tax advice for both lenders and borrowers in all tax-related areas of corporate finance.

Recent work

  • Advising Vonovia SE on JV and sale of minority stake in "Norddeutschland" portfolio to Apollo for EUR 1 billion
  • Advising banks in a syndicated financing with a sustainability component for Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
  • Advising a consortium of lenders of LEONI AG, a listed cable and wire harness manufacturer headquartered in Germany with operations around the world, in connection with the restructuring of approximately EUR 1.6 billion of debt
  • Advising Apera on financing an acquisition of certain DMS Group companies
  • Advising Vonovia SE on sale of stake in "Südewo" portfolio for €1 billion
  • Advising banks on a EUR 4.1 billion equivalent acquisition bridge facility for Messer SE & Co. KGaA
  • Advising a consortium of banks on a €800 million revolving ESG-linked credit facility (RCF) for Vitesco Technologies Group AG
  • Advising Merck KGaA on a EUR 2.5 billion syndicated loan facility



  • Heidelberg University (First State Examination in Law)
  • Heidelberg University (Mag. iur.)
  • Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe (legal traineeship and Second State Examination in Law)

 Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt (attorney-at-law), Germany
  • Steuerberater (certified tax advisor), Germany