Dr. Christian Jahn advises companies, private equity funds, debt funds, and banks on acquisition financings, corporate loans, and restructurings, including mid-cap and large-scale cross-border transactions.

He regularly advises German and international clients on:

  • Leveraged buyouts and other M&A transactions
  • Domestic and cross-border financings and restructurings
  • Syndicated corporate loans

Dr. Jahn brings a commercial pragmatism and complementary technical rigor to complex and cross-border matters. He leverages the firm’s global platform and efficiently manages teams in multiple jurisdictions to execute financings. Dr. Jahn has particular skill in handling China-related matters, as he studied Mandarin and Chinese law at Nanjing University.

Dr. Jahn frequently writes and speaks on finance and restructuring topics. He authored and co-edited the books “Acquisition Finance Agreements in Germany” (Beck 2017) and “Akquisitionsfinanzierungen” (Beck 2019). He has also published several articles on Chinese law and is a member of the German-Chinese Lawyers’ Association (DCJV).

Mr. Jahn's experience includes advising:

Leveraged Buyouts

  • Chequers Capital on the financing of the acquisition of the nursing home operator EMVIA Living
  • CVC Credit Partners on Amadys acquisition financing
  • One Equity Partners on multiple transactions, including:
    • Financing of the acquisition of SGB-Smit Group from BC Partners
    • Acquisition of Walterscheid Group
  • Permira Debt Managers on the financing of the acquisition of Onmincare Group by Equistone

Corporate Loans

  • Allgeier SE on its syndicated financing for Allgeier
  • CLAAS KGaA mbH in connection with a €325 million syndicated corporate loan and a €300 million Schuldschein loan
  • Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Erste Bank, HSBC, IKB, LBBW, SaarLB on various syndicated and bilateral financings for ProGroup AG
  • LBBW on the syndicated financing of Weishaupt Group
  • Mann+Hummel on several transactions, including:
    • €1.1 billion Schuldschein loan for its Affinia Group acquisition
    • €800 million revolving credit facility and €400 million Green Schuldschein loans
  • Seven Senders on its growth financing by a London-based growth capital provider

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Dr. iur., University of Passau, 2014
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Nuremberg, 2003
  • First German State Exam, University of Passau, 2001

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish