Dr. Christian R. Schmidt

Lawyer, Notary public, Partner*

Practice Areas

  • Special expertise and experience in advising public authorities and public entities on the requirements to comply with budgetary law,
  • State aid law and public procurement law
  • Advising public and private companies on company law and real estate law for transactions
  • Advising public and private companies on corporate and real estate structuring
  • Public and private sector litigation, providing special expertise acquired as a former judge
  • Notarial services, in particular corporate and real estate transactions, the formation and structuring as  well as transformation of companies, start-ups, investments and financing rounds
  • Advising public and private companies in all areas of antitrust law
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Education and Professional Experience
  • Lawyer and notary at GSK Stockmann since 1997
  • Appointed as a notary in the Higher Regional Court Berlin (2007)
  • Worked as a judge at the Local Court and later at the District Court
  • Admitted to practise law in Germany (1993)
  • Worked at a New York law firm
  • Doctorate in European antitrust law from the University of Göttingen
  • Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin
Languages
  • English, German
Memberships
  • Member of the Juristische Gesellschaft zu Berlin (Berlin Law Society)
Awards
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2023” in the area of “Real Estate Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2022” in the area of “Real Estate Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2021” in the area of “Real Estate Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2020” in the area of “Real Estate Business Law, Notary’s office” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
Publications
  • Publications on the Law of European Merger Control, the Law of Stock Corporations and the Partnership Law
  • Law firm
    24 June 2022

    Germany’s Best Lawyers 2022: Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers recommend 53 lawyers from GSK Stockmann

    The renowned US publication Best Lawyers has once again published its list of “Germany’s Best Lawyers” of the year in cooperation with Handelsblatt. A total of 53 GSK lawyers...

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  • Law firm
    29 June 2021

    Germany’s Best Lawyers 2021: Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers recommend 50 GSK Stockmann lawyers

    Once again, the renowned American publisher Best Lawyers has issued “Germany's Best Lawyers” of the year in cooperation with Handelsblatt. A total of 50 GSK Stockmann lawyers w...

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  • Law firm
    29 June 2020

    Germany’s best lawyers 2020: 45 lawyers of GSK Stockmann recommended by Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers

    Best Lawyers and Handelsblatt have published "Germany's best lawyers" of the year. A total of 45 lawyers of our law firm are recommended as leading experts in their field in German...

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