Scharff, Christian R.

Christian R. Scharff

Retired Partner

Dr. Christian Scharff is of counsel in the Corporate and Litigation & Trial Departments in the Hamburg office. He retired from the partnership in December 2016. Dr. Scharff has acted for numerous large and medium-sized German and international clients in German and cross-border controversies and transactions, focusing his practice on:

  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Joint ventures

  • Corporate law

His clients operate in industries including real estate, steel, maritime shipping and infrastructure.

At the time of his retirement, Mr. Scharff is a member of the Hamburg Bar Association, the German Bar Association and the German Maritime Arbitration Association. 


  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Hamburg, 1984
  • Dr. jur., University of Kiel, 1983
  • First German State Exam, University of Kiel, 1980