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Christoph Lächler

Dr. Christoph Lächler


CMS Hasche Sigle
Schoettlestraße 8
70597 Stuttgart
Languages English, French, German

Christoph Lächler specialises in private equity and M&A transactions, advising German and international investors and companies on cross-border company acquisitions and sales, add-on transactions, joint ventures and other cooperation agreements. His clients include strategic investors as well as family equity investors. Christoph also has special expertise in the life sciences and healthcare sectors with a focus on advising on M&A transactions related to outpatient and inpatient services.

Christoph joined CMS in 2007 and was made partner in 2017. Alongside his legal practice, he has been a lecturer at Steinbeis School of International Business and Entrepreneurship since 2011.

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Leading lawyer for mergers & acquisitions

Kanzleimonitor 2020, 2021


  • 2007: Second state examination in law
  • Trainee lawyer at Ellwangen Regional Court including placements in Stuttgart and New York
  • PhD; thesis on the group law of the Societas Europaea (SE) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. Dres. h.c. Peter Hommelhoff, European Post Graduate Programme at the University of Heidelberg
  • 2003: First state examination in law
  • Law and economics studies at the University of Heidelberg
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  • “Getting the Deal Through: Healthcare M&A, Country Report Germany, September 2019, Law Business Research Ltd.” (together with Dr Roland Wiring und Daniel Mahn)
  • Familienverfassung und Family Governance, in: von Rechenberg/Thies/Wiechers (Hrsg.), Handbuch Familienunternehmen und Unternehmerfamilien, Stuttgart 2016
  • Kommentierung zum SE-Konzernrecht, in: Lutter/Hommelhoff/Teichmann (Hrsg.), SE-Kommentar, 2. Aufl., Köln, 2015 (together with Prof. Dr Dr h.c. mult. Peter Hommelhoff)
  • Förder- und Schutzrecht für den SE-Konzern, AG 2014, p. 257 ff. (together with Prof. Dr Dr h.c. mult. Peter Hommelhoff)
  • Das Konzernrecht der Europäischen Gesellschaft (SE): Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Mitgliedstaaten Deutschland, Frankreich, England und Polen 2007, Baden-Baden
  • Funktion und Umfang des Regelungsbereichs der SE-Verordnung, NZG 2005, p. 381 ff. (together with K. Oplustil)
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CMS ad­vises private equity firm Seafort Ad­visors on sale of Novent­iz Group
Stut­tgart – Private equity firm Seafort Ad­visors is selling the Novent­iz Group, a cer­ti­fied waste man­age­ment com­pany and pro­vider of pack­aging com­pli­ance ser­vices. The buy­er is Re­conomy Ltd., a lead­ing...
Apotal Group sells on­line phar­macy’s mail-or­der busi­ness and dia­betes arm...
Stut­tgart – Com­pany founder Heinz-Peter Fichter and oth­er share­hold­ers have sold the mail-or­der busi­ness of on­line phar­macy Apotal and its dia­betes di­vi­sion to the lis­ted Zur Rose Group of Switzer­land...
October 2019
Health­care M&A
Get­ting the Deal Through – Health­care M&A ex­plores the main is­sues in health­care M&A trans­ac­tions. It also acts as a com­par­at­ive leg­al guide for cross bor­der or multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al activ­it­ies and a...
CMS ad­vises El­ringK­linger on sale of stake in new ener­day
Stut­tgart – El­ringK­linger AG has sold its share­hold­ing in new ener­day GmbH to Dresden-based Sun­fire GmbH. new ener­day spe­cial­ises in high-tem­per­at­ure SOFC (Sol­id Ox­ide Fuel Cell) tech­no­logy. The parties...
CMS ad­vises the Koller fam­ily on the sale of the Hoeg­ger Group to Pro­vis­ur...
The Hoeg­ger Group, headquartered in Switzer­land and with sub­si­di­ar­ies loc­ated in Ger­many and the USA, has joined forces with Pro­vis­ur Tech­no­lo­gies, Chica­go / USA. Both the Hoeg­ger Group and Pro­vis­ur are...
NEXTCLIN­ICS ad­vised by CMS team on ac­quis­i­tion of IVF-Zen­tren Prof. ZECH,...
Stut­tgart – NEXTCLIN­ICS IN­TER­NA­TION­AL GmbH has ac­quired IVF-Zen­tren Prof. ZECH, a group of private clin­ics spe­cial­ising in re­pro­duct­ive medi­cine. The trans­ac­tion is cur­rently await­ing ap­prov­al from...
CMS ad­vises IT con­sult­ing group NTT DATA on ac­quis­i­tion of deal­er man­age­ment...
Stut­tgart – NTT DATA EMEA Ltd., part of IT ser­vice pro­vider NTT DATA, has ac­quired auto­mot­ive sales and after-sales spe­cial­ist gen-ius dms GmbH. The parties agreed not to dis­close de­tails of the pur­chase...
CMS ad­vises lab ser­vice pro­vider SYN­LAB on ac­quis­i­tion of AL­con­trol
Mu­nich – The SYN­LAB Group has signed a pur­chase agree­ment to ac­quire the AL­con­trol Group, a European pro­vider of test­ing ser­vices in the en­vir­on­ment­al sec­tor. This ex­pands SYN­LAB’s ca­pa­city with re­gard...
CMS strengthens stra­tegic growth areas with el­ev­en new part­ners
Ber­lin – Com­mer­cial law firm CMS has ap­poin­ted el­ev­en new part­ners from five prac­tice areas at the start of the year. “We are de­lighted to strengthen our part­ner­ship by ap­point­ing highly qual­i­fied...
CMS ad­vises Cap­cel­lence Mit­tel­stand­spart­ner on ac­quis­i­tion of stake in...
Stut­tgart – SME hold­ing com­pany Cap­cel­lence has taken a 49% stake in the in­ter­na­tion­al Argo-Hytos Group as part of a cap­it­al in­crease. The trans­ac­tion was con­duc­ted via an in­vest­ment vehicle formed...
ADS-TEC suc­cess­fully ad­vised by CMS on co­oper­a­tion for re­mote main­ten­ance...
Stut­tgart – ADS-TEC GmbH of Nürtin­gen has signed a co­oper­a­tion agree­ment with Det­mold-based Weidmüller In­ter­face GmbH & Co. KG in re­la­tion to re­mote main­ten­ance solu­tions and cloud ser­vices. The co­oper­a­tion...
ads-tec suc­cess­fully ad­vised by CMS on co­oper­a­tion with Le­clanché
Stut­tgart – ads-tec GmbH of Nürtin­gen has signed a co­oper­a­tion agree­ment with lis­ted Swiss com­pany Le­clanché S.A. on the use of bat­tery tech­no­logy de­veloped by ads-tec. The trans­ac­tion in­volved a...