Dr. Christian Crones


  • Partner-in-Charge, Frankfurt Office

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.


  • Dr. Christian Crones is frequently recommended by JUVE Handbuch for M&A and Corporate, most recently in 2022/2023.
  • Legal 500 Germany consistently recommends Dr. Christian Crones for compliance since 2015. “Strong U.S. practice with extensive experience in dealing with U.S. authorities, in particular (leveraging on) previous experience of some U.S. Partners (working) with agencies. From the perspective of German clients, the German practice acts as a valuable complement and helpful link in U.S. proceedings” (2022). Dr. Crones is also recommended in the 2015 and 2017 editions for corporate/M&A.
  • Dr. Christian Crones is consistently listed for M&A and corporate law in Handelsblatt's Best Lawyers® in Germany list for over a decade (2011 – 2023).
  • Named by Germany's WirtschaftsWoche as “Top Attorney for M&A” in 2019.
  • Recommended by in Germany for compliance in 2013 and 2014.
  • Received the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2010 under the General Corporate category.

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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 Mainz

  • Admissions

    • Berlin

  • Languages

    • German

    • English

    • French



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