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Christopher Heckel

Christopher Heckel

Senior Associate

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

Christopher Heckel focuses on acquisition and corporate finance as well as real estate and asset finance, advising German and international clients on finance structures, drafting and negotiating finance and collateral documents and preparing legal opinions. He also advises on restructuring matters. His clients include German and international banks as well as sponsors and borrowers particularly in the technology sector.

Christopher joined CMS as a German qualified lawyer in 2019 after having gained extensive practical experience during his previous employment at CMS in Banking & Finance from 2016 to 2018.

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Relevant experience

  • Coherent, Inc. (US laser technology specialist) | Advice and representation in the context of financing the acquisition of Rofin-Sinar (transaction volume: approx. USD 940 million) and the subsequent restructuring
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  • 2019: Second state examination in law
  • 2018: Three-month placement (disputes and investigations) at Allens – Linklaters in Sydney during trainee lawyer period
  • 2016: First state examination in law
  • 2010 - 2016: Law studies at the University of Frankfurt
  • 2008 - 2010: Studies in forest management and the environment at the University of Freiburg
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CMS ad­vises DIC As­set on ac­quis­i­tion of LOOK21 build­ing in Stut­tgart
Frank­furt am Main – DIC As­set AG has ac­quired sec­tion B of the LOOK 21 prop­erty in the centre of Stut­tgart for around EUR 122 mil­lion on be­half of a spe­cial AIF, with ef­fect from the start of the new...
CMS ad­vises DIC As­set on ac­quis­i­tion of mu­ni­cip­al build­ing at Kley­er­straße...
Frank­furt/Main – DIC As­set AG is ac­quir­ing the prop­erty loc­ated at Kley­er­straße 86 in Frank­furt am Main at the start of the new year in a share deal on be­half of sev­er­al in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vestors. Shares...
CMS ad­vises Co­her­ent on sale-and-lease­back of ROFIN-SIN­AR Laser site in...
Frank­furt am Main – Co­her­ent has sold its Bill­brook­deich site in Ham­burg to BRIGHT In­dus­tri­al In­vest­ment. The site is used by ROFIN-SIN­AR Laser GmbH, a mem­ber of the group of com­pan­ies headed by laser...
Feel­good Shop sold to BioneXX Hold­ing, an e-com­merce plat­form con­trolled...
Frank­furt/Main – The share­hold­ers in Feel­good Shop B.V., a lead­ing on­line shop for food sup­ple­ments in the Ger­man-speak­ing coun­tries, have sold all their shares to the Bionexx Group as part of a suc­ces­sion...
CMS ad­vises Tele­fón­ica Deutsch­land on con­clu­sion of sus­tain­ab­il­ity-linked...
Frank­furt/Main – Tele­fón­ica Deutsch­land has be­come the first Ger­man tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions com­pany to agree a sus­tain­ab­il­ity-linked loan of EUR 750 mil­lion through its sub­si­di­ary Tele­fón­ica Ger­many GmbH...
CMS ad­vises capiton on Ger­many's first GP-led Single-As­set Sec­ond­ary Trans­ac­tion
Ber­lin – capiton has trans­ferred its ma­jor­ity stake in KD Pharma Group from the capiton IV fund which has held the shares since the ac­quis­i­tion in 2013 to a single-as­set fund es­tab­lished by capiton...
CMS ad­vises Halder on ac­quis­i­tion of Dru­mag Flu­id­tech­nik and EPH Elektronik
Frank­furt/Main – Frank­furt-based SME in­vestor Halder has ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in Dru­mag Flu­id­tech­nik of Bad Säckin­gen and EPH Elektronik of Be­sigheim-Ottmarsheim as part of a suc­ces­sion plan...