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Christian Cascante

Christian Cascante

Gleiss Lutz


Christian Cascante is a partner at Gleiss Lutz and heads the firm’s corporate/M&A practice. He advises national and international companies in large M&A-transactions and has particular experience in public takeovers, private equity and cross-border transactions.

Over the past years, he advised German and foreign corporations in more than 50 planned or executed public takeovers, eg on

  • the largest M&A transaction in Germany in 2010, the Tender offer of the Land Baden-Württemberg to all shareholders of EnBW following the acquisition of the shares held by EDF in EnBW,
  • the largest unsolicited takeover bid in Germany of the last 10 years, Merck KGaA’s €14.6 billion unsolicited bid for Schering AG in 2006, and
  • the largest takeover in Germany in 2004, Blackstone’s takeover of Celanese.

Further M&A credentials include advising Leighton Holdings on all German aspects of ACS’ hostile takeover offer for Leighton’s major shareholder, Hochtief AG, Infineon on the sale of its wireless business to Intel for €1.4 billion, The Blackstone Group on the German aspects of the US$26 billion acquisition of the Hilton Group and the €1.3 billion acquisition of Klöckner Pentaplast, or Credit Suisse in connection with its advice to Qatar Holding LLC on the takeover of Porsche’s VW options.

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