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Dr. Christian Crones

Partner

Partner-in-Charge, Frankfurt Office

Crones, Christian

Dr. Christian Crones advises clients on a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border commercial agreements and alliances as well as venture and private equity financings. He also assists clients with complex compliance issues, in particular in a US/EU cross-border context, and with corporate law or bankruptcy-related and litigation matters. His practice involves clients in a variety of industries, with an increased focus on regulated and heavily technology-driven industries.

Dr. Crones is the partner-in-charge of the firm's Frankfurt office and a member of the firm's Management Committee. He joined the firm in 2002.

Honors & Awards

  • Continuously recommended for corporate/M&A by JUVE Handbook since its 2008/2009 edition.
  • Recognized by Legal 500 Deutschland 2015-2018 in the area of compliance. He is further recognized in the 2015 and 2017 editions in the area of corporate/M&A.
  • Recognized for his work in the field of compliance law in Germany by kanzleimonitor.de 2013/2014.
  • Recommended by Best Lawyers in the field of corporate law as a top German business lawyer (Handelsblatt 2011-2017).
  • Recognized by International Law Office Client Choice Awards 2010 for the quality of his service and for providing excellent client care.

Publications & News

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December 6, 2017

WilmerHale Listed Among the Most Recommended Law Firms in Germany by The Legal 500 Deutschland

The Legal 500 has released its 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Deutschland, Germany's guide to outstanding lawyers, recognizing WilmerHale in seven categories. Moreover, the guide has recommended 11 WilmerHale attorneys within their practice areas.

November 2, 2017

JUVE Ranks WilmerHale Lawyers and Practice Areas in Germany

JUVE, the leading legal publication in Germany, highly recommends WilmerHale in the following practice areas: Antitrust, Arbitration/Mediation, Commercial Litigation and Liability, Compliance Audits and Investigations, Corporate, Energy Law, Information Technology, M&A, and State Aid Law.

June 28, 2017

Six WilmerHale Partners Listed in The Best Lawyers in Germany© 2017

In cooperation with Best Lawyers®, German newspaper Handelsblatt has named six WilmerHale partners as The Best Lawyers in Germany© 2017 in their respective areas of practice, and Partner Ulrich Quack was honored as “Lawyer of the Year 2017” in the field of Competition/Antitrust Law.

December 6, 2016

The Legal 500 Germany Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices in 2017 Edition

The Legal 500 has released its 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Deutschland, Germany's guide to outstanding lawyers, recognizing WilmerHale in five categories.

November 8, 2016

JUVE Ranks WilmerHale Lawyers and Practice Areas in Germany

The recommendations are selected by JUVE based on interviews with clients, lawyers and academics that assess a respective law firm's legal excellence, strategic direction, service orientation and future potential.

June 28, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in Germany 2016

Six WilmerHale lawyers from the Berlin and Frankfurt offices were listed to Best Lawyers in Germany.

March 4, 2016

German Cum/Ex-Trades: Enhanced Risks and Industry-Wide Challenges

The German and international financial industries and their advisors have come under new pressure to investigate so-called 'cum/ex' trades conducted between 2000 and 2012.

December 4, 2015

The Legal 500 Germany 2016 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices

The Legal 500 has released its 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Deutschland, Germany's guide to outstanding lawyers, recognizing WilmerHale in eight categories.

November 18, 2015

JUVE Ranks WilmerHale Lawyers and Practice Areas in Germany

JUVE, a prominent legal publication in Germany, highly recommends WilmerHale in several practice areas.

July 2, 2015

WilmerHale Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in Germany 2015

Six WilmerHale lawyers from the Berlin and Frankfurt offices were listed in Best Lawyers in Germany, ranking in a recent edition of Handelsblatt.

Speaking Engagements

November 14, 2013

Frankfurt Symposium: Compliance and Corporate Security

Frankfurt, Germany

March 29-31, 2007

20th Dialogue Forum: Scholarship Holders - Companies

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Practices

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Education

Humboldt University, Berlin, Guest Lecturer

Admitted to the bar, Berlin, 1998

Second State Exam, Baden-Württemberg, 1998

Dr. jur., University of Freiburg, 1996

University of Freiburg, Assistant Lecturer, 1994-1996

First State Exam, University of Freiburg, 1994

University of Saarbrücken, University of Nancy

University of Mainz

Bar Admissions

Berlin

Languages

German

English

French

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