Dr Christian Horn, LL.M. (Tulane)

Dr Christian Horn, LL.M. (Tulane)

Dr Christian Horn, LL.M. (Tulane)


T +49 30 52133 21833

Notary with office in Berlin
Attorney-at-Law (New York)
Industries Mobility & Logistics , Automotive , Information Tech & Telecommunications , Energy

Areas of practice

Dr Christian Horn advises German and international companies on complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and joint ventures. His advisory services additionally cover the areas of corporate law, corporate restructurings and business succession. Christian Horn has a wealth of experience in various industries, in particular, regulated and technology-oriented sectors.

As a notary, Dr Christian Horn focuses on corporate law and M&A as well as real estate transactions.


Dr Christian Horn studied law in Freiburg i. Br. and Heidelberg (Germany), Geneva (Switzerland), and New Orleans (USA) (LL.M., Tulane Law School). He then obtained a licence to practice law as an Attorney-at-Law in New York (USA) and made his doctorate at the University of Freiburg i. Br. in corporate law. Christian Horn was admitted to the German Bar in 2006. Before joining Luther in June 2017, he worked as a lawyer for the Düsseldorf and Berlin offices of law firms that handled international matters. He repeatedly went on client secondment for several months, advising a US energy company in 2009/2010 and a German DAX group in 2013. He is also practising as a notary with office in Berlin.

Honors and distinctions
  • Chambers Global 2022: Ranking in "Corporate/M&A-Mid Market" (Band 5, "highly professional, service and target oriented and a team player.")
  • Chambers Europe 2023: Ranking in "Corporate/M&A-Mid Market" (Band 5, first ranking in 2022, "I am very impressed by the legal and technical skills of Christian Horn.")
  • JUVE Guide 2023/2024: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" on "Notaries" (first listed in 2022/2023, "excellent, very transaction-experienced corporate law notary of the younger generation")
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2021: Recommendation in "M&A" (first recommendation in 2018, "Good knowledge of the industry and negotiation skills")
  • WirtschaftsWoche 2023: Recommendation "Top Lawyer" in "M&A" (first recommendation in 2020)
  • WirtschaftsWoche 2022: Recommendation "Top Lawyer" in "Corporate Law" (first recommendation in 2020) 
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommendation in "Corporate Law" (first recommendation in 2021) and "Mergers and Acquisation Law" (first recommendation in 2022)

  • German Ministry of Defense: advising on the acquisition of MV shipyard Rostock by the Federal Republic of Germany for the use by the German Naval Arsenal
  • Spreewaldhof: advising the shareholders of Spreewaldkonserve Golßen GmbH (Spreewaldhof) on company succession by selling the company to Andros
  • DAX group: advising on several corporate acquisitions and divestments
  • Ecotone (formerly: Wessanen): advice on the acquisition of littlelunch GmbH
  • Stadtwerke SH GmbH & Co. KG: advising the public utility companies of Schleswig, Eckernförde and Rendsburg on the formation and structuring of the municipal utilities Stadtwerke SH GmbH & Co. KG
  • rlc Packaging Group: advising on the takeover by AR Packaging Group AB
  • Family members as shareholders: advising on the sale of a long-established company to an international investor for business succession purposes
  • CGS Management AG: advising on the acquisition of A + F Automation + Fördertechnik GmbH
  • International PE investor: advising on the acquisition and integration of a globally operating software provider
  • Verivox GmbH: advising on the acquisition of TopTarif Internet GmbH
  • Oystar Holding GmbH and fund managed by Odewald & Compagnie: advising on the sale of Oystar North America Inc. to Coesia s.p.a.
  • Globally operating, owner-managed group of companies comprising several family branches: advising on the reorganisation of the group’s structure and business succession


  • VGR - Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung
  • DAJV - Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristenvereinigung
  • NotRV - Deutsche Notarrechtliche Vereinigung