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Christoph Schücking

Dr. Christoph Schücking

Rechtsanwalt, Notary Public

CMS Hasche Sigle
Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4
60311 Frankfurt
Languages German, English, French

With a focus on family-owned businesses, Christoph Schücking advises investors and companies on corporate law matters. He furthermore has long-standing experience advising and representing German and international banks and financial services institutions as well as non-banks on banking law and regulatory questions, including bank failures, restructurings and liquidations. His day-to-day advisory practice covers corporate law, capital markets, investment and securities trading law, and clients also regularly seek his advice in the context of corporate investments and conflict of laws matters.

In 1981, Christoph joined Peltzer & Riesenkampff, one of the firms that later merged to found CMS, and became a partner in 1984. In 1983, he was seconded to Cahill, Gordon & Reindel in New York and Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles. He has been acting as of counsel since 2017. Christoph, who also qualified as a notary in 2000, is a member of several supervisory boards and shareholders‘ committees.

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  • 2000: Appointed as a notary
  • 1981: Admitted as a lawyer in Frankfurt
  • 1980: PhD at the University of Freiburg on an import finance topic
  • 1978 - 1980: Research assistant at the University of Freiburg
  • 1977/78: Research assistant at the University of Geneva
  • 1972 - 1976: Law studies in Freiburg
  • 1970 - 1972: Banking apprenticeship with BHF-BANK in Frankfurt
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  • Kommentierung der §§ 17 bis 25 KAGB in Moritz/Klebeck/Jesch, Frankfurter Kommentar zum Kapitalanlagerecht, Verlag Recht & Wirtschaft, 2016
  • Mitautor von Rechenberg/Thies/Wiechers, Handbuch Familienunternehmen und Unternehmerfamilien, Verlag Schäffer-Pöschel, 2016
  • "Sind Gesellschafterkonten aufsichtspflichtig?" (co-author Dr. Joachim Kaetzler), Neue Juristische Wochenschrift, 18/2014, p. 1265 ff.
  • Mitautor des Handbuchs Managerhaftung, 3. Auflage, § 41 (Haftung für unterlassene Aufsichtsmaßnahmen), Dr. Otto Schmidt 2017
  • Mitautor des Münchner Handbuch des Gesellschaftsrechts, Band 1, BGB-Gesellschaft, Offene Handelsgesellschaft, PartG, EWIV, Verlag C. H. Beck, 15. Aufl. 2019
  • Mitautor des Handbuchs Unternehmensfinanzierung am Kapitalmarkt, 4. Auflage, Bearbeitung des § 32 (Konsortialvertrag), Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt 2019
  • Das Internationale Privatrecht der Banken-Konsortien, Wertpapier-Mitteilungen 1996, p. 281 ff
  • Kapitalersetzende Gesellschafterdarlehen im Internationalen Privatrecht, Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht ZIP 1994, p. 1156 ff
  • Internationale Devisentermingeschäfte in der Insolvenz, Festschrift für Hans Hanisch 1994, p. 231 ff
  • Wirtschaftsrechtliche Schranken für Gerichtsstandsvereinbarungen, Gedächtnisschrift für Peter Arens 1993, p. 385 ff
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Lectures list

  • "Accuracy of the banks' predictions for M&A transactions", 15th ebs-Symposium of the European Business School, Schloss Reichartshausen im Rheingau, 25.09.2004
  • "Purchase price structures in Private Equity transactions", joint event organised by the German-American Lawyers Association - PAG Mergers & Acquisitions, Frankfurt, 24.04.2004
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