Christian Kusenbach focuses his practice on advising corporate clients and private equity firms on national and international M&A transactions. His experience also includes general corporate, capital markets and restructuring matters.

Mr. Kusenbach’s significant representations include, among others, advising:

  • Coty Inc. in its strategic partnership with KKR & Co. Inc. including the carveout sale of 60% of its professional beauty and retail hair businesses to KKR with an enterprise value of US$4.3 billion;
  • The SCP Group in its:
    • €1.2 billion acquisition of the Real Group from METRO AG; and
    • sale of the digital business of Real, including the online marketplace operated under, to Schwarz Gruppe;
  • Stemline Therapeutics in its sale to Menarini Group for up to $677 million;
  • Hamburg Commercial Bank (f/k/a HSH Nordbank) in connection with its privatization and related matters, including the sale of a loan portfolio; and
  • KAP AG in the acquisition of all shares in Oberflächentechnik Döbeln GmbH and Metallveredelung Döbeln GmbH.



  • Second State Exam, State of Hesse, 2019
  • First State Exam, EBS University, 2016
  • M.A., EBS University, 2017


  • Frankfurt am Main



Christian A. Kusenbach

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity