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About Dr. Christian Altenhofen

About Dr. Christian Altenhofen

As a seasoned professional in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and company law, Christian plays a vital role as a Knowledge Manager at our firm. With his wealth of experience and expertise, Christian ensures that our firm remains at the forefront of legal innovation and excellence.

Role Overview:

Christian's role encompasses a diverse range of responsibilities aimed at enhancing our firm's capabilities and client service standards:

  • Insightful Analysis: Christian specializes in analyzing legal developments and market practices within the dynamic landscape of mergers and acquisitions and company law.

  • Knowledge Products and Training: He is instrumental in developing bespoke knowledge products and conducting tailored legal training sessions for both our clients and internal legal professionals. This ensures that our team remains adept at navigating complex legal scenarios.

  • Strategic Advisory: Drawing upon his experience, Christian provides strategic advice on private M&A matters, empowering our partners and associates to make informed decisions and achieve optimal outcomes for our clients.

  • Connector of Knowledge: As a member of our knowledge team, Christian fosters collaboration and knowledge-sharing among our global network of professionals. Through his efforts, our partners and associates are equipped with the insights and resources necessary to excel in their roles and strengthen client relationships.

  • Systems Enhancement: With an eye for innovation, he actively contributes to projects aimed at refining our systems for knowledge capture and dissemination. By harnessing cutting-edge technology and best practices, he ensures that our firm remains at the forefront of legal knowledge management.

Professional Background:

Prior to joining our esteemed Freshfields knowledge team, Christian gained expertise as an associate in the corporate/M&A practice of an international law firm as well as whilst working for one of the world's largest IT corporations during a secondment. During his tenure, he advised on international M&A transactions and company law matters, gaining invaluable insights into global business transactions. 

Language Proficiency:

Fluent in German, English, Spanish and French, with a basic understanding in Italian and Arabic, Christian embodies our firm's commitment to effective communication and collaboration across diverse cultural and linguistic landscapes.

Connect with Christian:

Christian Altenhofen is a driving force behind our firm's commitment to excellence in legal knowledge management. Reach out to Christian directly to explore how his expertise can add value to your organization.



  • Passau University, Germany (Dr iur)
  • Passau University, Germany (legal studies)

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt to the Munich bar