Christoph Spiering, LLM

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions
Energy & Infrastructure

Christoph Spiering

Dr Christoph Spiering is corporate partner with Noerr’s Hamburg office. He advises on acquisitions and reorganizations. His clients include international public sector enterprises, in particular energy and water utilities as well as environmental service providers and telecommunications companies. He also specializes in structuring cross-border joint ventures and on advising strategic and private equity investors on transactions in Germany and Central and Eastern Europe.


  • Mexican building materials group CEMEX on the acquisition of a strategic majority participation in ProStein, an East-German building mineral materials producer for the construction industry (2022)
  • Nature Infrastructure Capital (NIC) as consortium member with publicly traded Portuguese renewable energy firm Greenvolt on the joint acquisition of German photovoltaic- and battery storage developer MaxSolar via a competitive bidding process (2022)
  • Mitsubishi HC Capital group on the German part of corporate reorganization of the group’s European activities (2022)
  • Danish Private Equity Investor GRO Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in Netigate group, a European SaaS company that offers cloud-based management feedback (2022)
  • project44, a Chicago (USA) based Supply-Chain-Visibility platform, on the acquisition of Potsdam based Synfioo, a German visibility- und ETA-(Estimated Time of Arrival)-platform for rail and shipping freight data in Europe (2022)
  • Shareholders of Fiber-to the-home (FTTH) infrastructure and construction firm Infratech Bau on the sale of a majority stake to private equity investor H.I.G. (2021)
  • MET Group on its market entry in Germany via the acquisition of Gas Union’s gas storage business from VNG (2021)
  • MET Group and Open Grid Europe as bidding consortium on the auction to acquire Gas Union from a group of German municipal utilities (2020)
  • China Three Gorges on the auction to acquire offshore wind farm “Merkur” from Partners Group, InfraRed Capital Partners, DEME Concessions and Coriolis (2019)
  • Shareholders of Steinel Group, producer of sensors and industrial components, on the sale of a majority stake to private equity investor Adcuram (2019)
  • Mexican building materials group CEMEX on the sale of its activities in Scandinavia and the Baltics to Schenk Group, and on the sale of aggregates and ready-mix concrete businesses in North-Western part of Germany to Papenburg Group (2019)
  • Veolia (French Utility for water, waste water, energy and recycling) on the sale of a participation to THÜGA (2018)
  • BS|Energy on the sale of coal power plant Mehrum to Czech EPH Group (2017)


  • Leading expert for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Best Lawyers in Germany (since 2016)
  • Among the "most frequently recommended" German lawyers for Corporate law as well as for Mergers & Acquisitions, (2015/2016)
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer for M&A, Best Lawyers Germany (2015)
  • Listed as one of the top energy lawyers, Who's Who Legal Germany (2015)
  • "A very clever lawyer able to solve problems rapidly", Legal 500 (2014)
  • Praised as "well organized and highly efficient", Who is Who Legal Germany (2014)
  • "In energy deals, Dr Tibor Fedke and Dr Christoph Spiering proved an unbeatable team", JUVE Award (2013)


  • Legal studies, Universities of Regensburg, Göttingen and Freiburg
  • Postgraduate studies (LL.M.), University of Edinburgh (corporate, commercial and European law) 
  • Comparative Ph.D. thesis on third party rights
  • With Noerr since 1999, Equity Partner since 2006
  • Head of Noerr's Warsaw office (investments in Central and Eastern Europe) 2005-2007
  • Founder, and from 2017 until 2021, Co-Head of Noerr´s Hamburg Office
  • Admitted to the Hamburg Chamber of Lawyers


  • Handbuch Joint Venture, editor (with Dr Torsten Fett) and author, Publisher: C.F. Müller, 2nd edition (2015), 1st edition (2010)
  • Corporate reorganisations in the context of pending cartel penalty proceedings (Gesellschaftsrechtliche Gestaltung in Kartellbußgeldverfahren nach der 8. GWB-Novelle - ein Zwischenstand) (with Peter Stauber), in: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht (ZIP) 2015, pp. 2297 et seq.
  • Legal transactions with invisibles? On dogmatic and practical perils when dealing with joint ventures which are in breach with antitrust law (Rechtsgeschäfte mit Unsichtbaren? Zu dogmatischen und praktischen Tücken im Umgang mit kartellrechtswidrigen Joint Ventures) (with Philipp Hacker), in: Rheinische Notar-Zeitschrift (RNotZ), issue 7-8, 2014, pp. 349 et seq.
  • Conditional capital and convertible bonds – minimum par value and calculation principles applying to sec. 193 para. 2 no. 3 of the German Act on Stock Corporations (Bedingtes Kapital und Wandelschuldverschreibungen – Mindestausgabebetrag und Errechnungsgrundlagen im Rahmen des § 193 Abs. 2 Nr. 3 AktG) (with Dr Hartwig Grabbe), in: Die Aktiengesellschaft (AG), issue 2, 2004, pp. 91 et seq.
  • Typical challenges which arise in the context of a capital increase by own capital of the company (Typische Probleme bei der Kapitalerhöhung aus Gesellschaftsmitteln) (with Dr Torsten Fett), in: Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG), issue 8, 2002, pp. 358 et seq.