Dr. Christoph Rothenfusser


F +49 89.25559.3700


Maximilianstraße 15
80539 Munich

T +49 89.25559.3656

F +49 89.25559.3700

Christoph Rothenfusser is a member of the firm’s Corporate Group and part of the team founding the Munich office in 2004. He focuses on corporate advisory, equity capital markets and public M&A transactions including corporate reorganizations and takeovers. Christoph also represents clients in the context of actions of minority shareholders and appraisal proceedings following corporate reorganizations.

Selected Project Samples

  • Themis Beteiligungs-AG on the IPO of its subsidiary Dermapharm Holding SE.
  • Affinitas GmbH on its cross-border business combination with US listed Spark Networks, Inc.
  • H.C. Starck GmbH on the outsourcing of business divisions into subsidiaries.
  • Sixt SE on the IPO of its subsidiary Sixt Leasing AG.
  • FC Bayern München e.V. on the hive-down of its profi basketball unit to a subsidiary.
  • Qatar Solar on its investment in Solarworld AG.
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, KWS SAAT AG, Sixt AG and Sixt Leasing AG on the change of their legal form into a European stock corporation (SE).
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG on the conversion of all non-voting preference shares into common shares and the listing of all common shares.
  • Axel Springer AG on a strategic partnership with General Atlantic, and the subsequent increase of its share in the digital classified business.
  • Nordwind Capital on the IPO of SHW AG.
  • NYSE Euronext on the proposed combination with Deutsche Boerse.
  • Various takeovers and take privates of publicly listed German companies.


Recognition & Accomplishments


JUVE recognizes Christoph Rothenfusser as top lawyer for corporate law and corporate litigation.


He studied physics and law at the universities of Freiburg and Munich. He holds a doctorate degree in law from the University of Munich and is a graduate in physics from the University of Freiburg. He is admitted to the German bar and speaks German and English.

Additional Details
  • Bavaria, Second State Exam
  • University of Munich, Dr. jur.
  • University of Munich, First State Exam
  • Germany