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Dr. Christoph Schröder


CMS China
Shanghai Representative Office
3108 Plaza 66 Tower 2
1266 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai 200040
Languages German, English, Chinese

As a member of the firm’s China Desk, Christoph Schröder advises companies on commercial and corporate law.

He supports in particular Chinese state-owned and private enterprises in relation to their outbound investments and other overseas business activities, which primarily includes acquiring German companies as well as setting up joint ventures with German partners. Moreover, Christoph coordinates complex international projects for his Chinese clients, such as plant engineering or mandates involving multiple jurisdictions.

Having worked in the firm’s Hamburg office, he also has special shipping and transport expertise as well as extensive experience in German and international dispute resolution.

Christoph joined CMS in 2006 and has been a counsel since 2012. In the same year, he also relocated from Hamburg to Shanghai.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising Yongfeng Group on the acquisition of the German prefabricated construction group Bürkle.
  • Advising Chinese cable manufacturer ZTT on the acquisition of the Turkish company Demirer Kablo.
  • Advising China Railway Construction Corporation on the acquisition of the German company CIDEON Engineering and CIDEON Switzerland.
  • Advising Powerway Group Co., Ltd. (Ningbo/China) on the acquisition of Berkenhoff GmbH (Germany).
  • Advising a Chinese state-owned construction machinery manufacturer on emission standards in various European jurisdictions as well as on standard distribution agreements.
  • Advising a Chinese state-owned enterprise on establishing a hospital in Africa.
  • Advising a Chinese state-owned container shipping company on establishing agencies in several European countries.
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  • 2006 PhD; dissertation on Chinese transportation law
  • 2004 - 2006 Trainee lawyer in Kassel, followed by second state examination in law
  • 1999 - 2002 Law studies in Goettingen, followed by first state examination in law
  • 1998 - 1999 Chinese language and Chinese law studies in Nanjing
  • 1996 - 1998 Law and sinology studies in Wuerzburg
  • 1994 - 1996 Vocational training as a foreign trade merchant (Ausbildung zum Außenhandelskaufmann) in Hamburg
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