Christoph A. Baus

  • Partner
  • Warburgstrasse 50
  • 20354 Hamburg
  • Germany
  • T +49.40.4140.30


Dr. Christoph Baus, a complex commercial trial lawyer, served as Global Vice Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department and currently serves as Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department in Germany. 

Mr. Baus represents clients at trial and in arbitration in a range of disputes, related to: 

  • Complex commercial 
  • Securities
  • Professional liability 
  • Shareholders 
  • M&A  
  • Insolvency  
  • Antitrust damages and abuse of dominance 

Mr. Baus has unparalleled experience in courtrooms and has led some of the most complex and high-profile cases, including Germany’s largest mass securities litigation matter. He is regularly lauded by leading legal publications, including JUVE, The Legal 500, and Chambers Europe, and has been compared to Cicero and James Bond.


Mr. Baus’ representative experience includes advising: 

Mass Actions and Securities Litigation
  • DAX 30 company in German and US securities litigation
  • Scottish Widows Limited in connection with the alleged misselling of insurance policies 
  • Scholz Holding AG in securities litigation
  • Leading international financial institution in thousands of customer claims
M&A Litigation/Arbitration
  • Rhön Klinikum AG to secure €3.07 billion sale of healthcare institutions to Helios, subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care
  • European private equity house in post-M&A ICC arbitration
  • UK public company in post-M&A arbitration
  • Hamburg new economy company in post-M&A DIS arbitration with US corporation
Commercial and Antitrust Disputes
  • DAX 30 company in cartel damages cases from various world-wide cartels
  • Main shareholder in European pharma enterprise in shareholder arbitration
  • Main shareholder in German partnership (ship management) in €2 billion shareholder arbitration
  • Leading consumer company in a series of competition-related claims against a competitor 
  • International cable company in abuse of dominance case

Thought Leadership

  • COVID-19: Legal Implications for Contracts – Germany -  March 27, 2020
  • Datenschutzklagen als Geschäftsmodell kommerzieller Anbieter – Was müssen Unternehmen jetzt beachten -  August 14, 2019
  • Video Series: Germany’s Declaratory Model Action (DMA) -  October 29, 2018
  • Law Firm Search in Connection With “Diesel Emissions Scandal” Lawful, German Federal Constitutional Court Says -  July 11, 2018
  • European Commission Launches “New Deal” Consumer Legislation Covering Digital Services -  April 11, 2018
  • International Arbitration: Resolving a World of Disputes -  January 25, 2016
  • The Class Actions Global Guide, Germany -  October 05, 2015
  • Augen auf vor dem Kauf von Anlageprodukten -  November 09, 2012


  • Kollektiver Rechtsschutz im Kartellrecht -  September 21, 2018
“Christoph Baus, ‘the James Bond of trial lawyers’, is ‘extremely dangerous as an opponent.’”The Legal 500 Deutschland 2017
Bar Qualification
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Braunschweig, 2004
  • Dr. jur., University of Goettingen, 2002
  • First German State Exam, University of Goettingen, 2000
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
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  • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
  • Power
  • Automotive
  • English
  • German
  • Securities Litigation & Professional Liability
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Public Company Representation
  • International Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Insurance Counseling & Recovery
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations
  • Product Liability, Mass Torts & Consumer Class Actions