Christian advises corporate and private equity sponsors on a broad range of transactions, focusing on technology, financial institutions and real estate.

Christian advises corporate and financial institutions, alternative capital providers and private equity sponsors, including in relation to cross-border M&A, alternative capital solutions, private equity transactions and broader corporate matters, across a range of sectors, including technology, financial institutions and real estate, in both developed and emerging markets. 

Christian also advises technology companies at early-through-exit stages of their growth cycle, as well as venture capital and other investors that focus on investing in technology companies.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Mubadala and SoftBank Vision Fund II as lead investors in the $200 million Series D financing of German mobility business, TIER Mobility.
  • Represented Celestica Inc., a Canadian listed multinational electronics manufacturing services company, on its $306 million acquisition of PCI Private Limited, a Southeast Asian electronics manufacturing service business with international facilities in Indonesia and China, from Platinum Private Equity.
  • Represented Inflexion Private Equity Partners and its portfolio company Ocorian, provider of trustee administration and fiduciary services on, among other things, its leveraged buyout of Bridgepoint’s portfolio company, Estera, a provider of trustee services.

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  • Represented SoftBank Vision Fund II on its seed investment into EdTech platform, Atom Learning.
  • Represented TIER Mobility on its acquisitions of Ford-owned micro mobility operator, Spin, and vision-powered rider assistance system business, Fantasmo Studios, Inc.
  • Represented Kobalt Music on, among other things, its sale to Francisco Partners.
  • Represented Bupa on its acquisition of Turkish health insurance provider Acibadem Sigorta, the second largest health insurer in Turkey, from Khazanah, the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.
  • Represented Bupa on its acquisition of a 7.5% stake in Bupa Arabia, the largest listed health insurance business in Saudi Arabia, for $100 million, and the subsequent acquisition of a further 5% stake, taking its stake in the publicly listed company to 43.25%.
  • Represented Seplat Petroleum Development Company, listed in both London and Nigeria, on its recommended acquisition of Eland Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas company focused on production, development and exploration in West Africa for approximately £382 million.
  • Represented Intrum AB, a Swedish listed debt purchase company, in the €328 million acquisition of an 80% stake in a joint venture with Piraeus Bank that will service a €28 billion portfolio of Piraeus' NPLs held in a securitization vehicle.
  • Represented Digital Realty on its $874 million acquisition of “Project Cheetah” assets from Equinix, a divestiture directed by the European Commission following the acquisition of Telecity Plc.
  • Represented Digital Realty on its $212 million disposal of a Paris data center to Equinix.
  • Represented Blue Horizon Investors on its acquisition of 10 Hammersmith Grove, a marquee commercial mixed use property located in London for £112 million.
  • Represented the purchaser in the £141 million acquisition of a central London office building.
  • Represented Wren House, the infrastructure investment arm of the Kuwait Investment Authority, on its acquisition of a 25% stake in GNF's global power generation portfolio, GPG.
  • Represented Balderton Capital and the other selling shareholders in Livebookings Holding Limited in relation to the sale of Livebookings Holding Limited and its “Bookatable” online restaurant reservation business.


  • LL.M., Leibniz Universitat Hannover, 2011

    LL.B., Durham University, 2010


  • England and Wales


  • German