Dr. Christian Crones


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.


  • Continuously recommended for corporate/M&A by JUVE Handbook since its 2008/2009 edition.
  • Recognized by Legal 500 Deutschland 2015-2019 in the area of compliance. He is further recognized in the 2015 and 2017 editions in the area of corporate/M&A.
  • Recommended by Best Lawyers in the field of corporate law as a top business lawyer in Germany (Best Lawyers in cooperation with Handelsblatt 2011-2019).
  • WirtschaftsWoche recommends Dr. Christian Crones as a "Top Lawyer 2019" for M&A.
  • Recognized for his work in the field of compliance law in Germany by 2013/2014.
  • Recognized by International Law Office Client Choice Awards 2010 for the quality of his service and for providing excellent client care.

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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

  • Admissions

    • Berlin

  • Languages

    • German

    • English

    • French