Christian Mattlage, LL.M.Attorney
Certified specialist for business and corporate law

Expertise and Practice

Christian Mattlage is partner of our law firm and based in our Hamburg office. He advises clients in the fields of M&A and corporate law.

Mr. Mattlage has advised on well over 100 transactions in more than 15 jurisdictions with a transaction volume of approximately EUR 700m. He knows both the sell-side, i.e. advising the seller, and the buy-side, i.e. advising the buyer. The regions in which Mr. Mattlage was active include Europe, Asia and North America. Due to his extensive international experience, conducting negotiations in English is an essential part of Mr. Mattlage's expertise. Mr. Mattlage has advised transactions with volumes from approx. EUR 500k to EUR 150m.

Having lead multiple structured processes, Christian is well accustomed to the various aspects thereof and has a specific focus on finding the best solutions for clients. In addition to his M&A expertise, Mr. Mattlage also advises his clients on corporate law issues. This includes assistance in the formation of GmbHs and the drafting of participation agreements, as well as the drafting and optimization of employment contracts for managing directors and assistance in shareholder disputes.


  • Excellent advise Christian has advised me with regard to taking a position as managing director in Germany and has delivered excellent advise on the managing director’s contract I eventually signed. One of his obvious strength is that he thinks out of the box and can cover all relevant areas. The final outcome of the contract was well balanced and I can highly recommend Christian as a seasoned and experienced lawyer that takes a broader view.
    Graham Skarnvad, Managing Director Alexion Pharmaceuticals


Christian studied law at the University of Hamburg. After passing the first state law examination he went to South Africa and obtained a master’s degree from the University of Cape Town.

Following his articles, Christian started his professional career working for WBS (now Watson Farley Williams), a boutique law firm specialized in M&A/corporate law. Having worked for several years in the field of M&A/corporate law, Christian then joined Germanischer Lloyd (GL), where he became a member of the dedicated M&A department. Christian helped execute GL’s strategic growth ambition through a number of international deals, primarily in Asia and North America. He also facilitated the divestment of several strategically non-core assets.      

Christian joined ROSE & PARTNER in 2019.