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Christian NormannAttorney

Expertise and Practice

Christian Normann is responsible for corporate law and M&A at ROSE & PARTNER's Cologne office.


As an experienced specialist in corporate law and tax law, he advises companies, shareholders and managing directors on all corporate law issues. One focus of his work is on tax-driven transformations (mergers, demergers, changes of legal form) and other restructurings outside the scope of transformation law (accretion, contribution/increase of share capital).


In addition, Christian Normann is active in the area of company acquisitions (asset deals or share deals) and advises both the buyer and the seller in all phases of the M&A process: From the preparatory phase (vendor due diligence) to the pre-negotiation phase (letter of intent/confidentiality agreements, NDA), the negotiation of the company purchase agreement (due diligence/reps & warrenties/indemnities/covenants) as well as its conclusion and execution (signing & closing) to post-acquisition measures (cash pool agreements/profit transfer agreements).


Christian also represents companies, shareholders and managing directors in shareholder disputes (challenges and lawsuits against shareholder resolutions, violation of non-competition clauses, duties to cooperate in amendments to the articles of association, dissolution/winding up of companies, exclusion of shareholders, liability of managing directors, dismissal of managing directors, information rights of shareholders).

Additional Background

Christian Normann is married and lives with his family (2 children & 2 pugs) in Düsseldorf. As often as the opportunity arises, he enjoys the sea and the dunes with his family in the vacation cottage in Breskens/Zeeland.