“Christoph Baus is someone you want to have at your side in the courtroom.”The Legal 500 Germany 2014

Christoph A. Baus

  • Warburgstrasse 50
  • 20354 Hamburg
  • Germany

Dr. Christoph A. Baus is a partner in the Hamburg office of Latham & Watkins. He is Chair of the Litigation Department in Germany, and is a litigation and arbitration lawyer. He is former Global Vice Chair of the department. Mr. Baus has extensive trial and arbitration experience in a wide variety of matters, including complex commercial cases, securities, professional liability, shareholder disputes, M&A transactions, restructurings, and antitrust. He has recently led cases involving several large international insurance entities and municipal governments.

Mr. Baus is regularly recommended for Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation and Liability as well as Arbitration/Mediation – by JUVE and The Legal 500. He is one of 13 litigation lawyers in Germany frequently recommended for Litigation & ADR by Kanzleimonitor 2014/2015. The Legal 500 Germany 2015 states, “Christoph Baus is a recommended lawyer, who combines confident appearance in court with a superb commercial sense.”

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
  • UK real estate investor in post-M&A dispute
  • Seller of one of world's largest solar companies in post-M&A DIS arbitration

Shareholder/securities litigation and arbitration:

  • Rhön Klinikum AG in defense against shareholder suits 2013, 2014
  • Clerical Medical Investment Group Limited in the largest mass securities litigation matter in Germany
  • Main shareholder in German partnership (pharmacy) in shareholder arbitration
  • Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited against policyholder suits brought all over Germany
  • Holsten Brauerei AG against damage claims regarding alleged incorrect ad-hoc notifications
  • Main shareholder in German partnership (ship management) in shareholder arbitration


  • Kaffee Partner Holding AG in a series of competition-related claims against a competitor 

Professional liability:

  • Major international law firm in various professional liability claims
  • Former board member of German public company regarding various professional liability claims
  • German notary regarding a professional liability claim
  • Business consultancy firm regarding a prospectus liability claim

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