Dr. Christoph J. Bender focuses his practice on capital markets transactions and general securities-related matters.

Dr. Bender’s experience includes advising:

Capital Markets (Equity)

  • Jefferies and BofA Securities as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners in connection with a capital increase of Zur Rose Group AG.

Capital Markets (Equity-Linked/Debt)

  • AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG on multiple issuance of participation rights.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Armira and Boxine on Boxine’s €1 billion business combination with 468 SPAC I SE, one of the first de-SPAC transactions in the market involving a German-listed blanc cheque company; and
  • SIGNA Sports United GmbH in connection with its US$3.3 billion initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange as a result of the de-SPAC merger with Yucaipa Acquisition Corporation. The merger also included the acquisition of WiggleCRC Group.



  • Dr. iur., Justus Liebig University Giessen, 2020
  • LL.M., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2018
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, 2021
  • First State Exam, Justus Liebig University Giessen, 2016


  • Frankfurt am Main


  • English
  • German

Christoph J. Bender