Dr Christof Aha
Dr Christof Aha is Partner at ADVANT Beiten in Frankfurt and a member of the Corporate / M&A practice group. He advises national and international companies on the planned arrangement, structuring and implementation of transactions in the mid and small-cap sector. He also defends the interests of his Clients in transaction-related litigation.
Following a vocational training as a banker, Dr Christof Aha studied law at the Goethe University Frankfurt (Dr jur) and was admitted to the German Bar in 1995. He has been working with ADVANT Beiten as Partner since 2000.
Dr Christof Aha has qualified as Certified Private Equity Analyst (CPEA) at the TUM School of Management.
The industry journal JUVE lists Dr Christof Aha as frequently recommended lawyer in the field of M&A.
(JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020, 2018/2019 and 2017/2018)
Dr Christof Aha is recommended for Mergers & acquisitions - Large-cap transactions.
(Leaders League 2018)
Transaction expert Dr Christof Aha is frequently recommended.
(The Legal 500 Deutschland 2017)
- International Bankers Forum e.V., Frankfurt am Main; BVK e.V., Berlin
Publications / Lectures
"No settlement agreement in the Mitec case", contribution to MDR programme on 29 September 2015
Overview of Legal Framework Conditions for Investments by Institutional Investors in Renewable Energy Projects (p. 885 et seq., in "Finanzierung Erneuerbarer Energien", Frankfurt School Verlag, 2nd edition 2015);
M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital in the Renewable Energy Sector (pp. 943 et seq., in "Finanzierung Erneuerbarer Energien", Frankfurt School Verlag, 1st edition 2011, co-author Christoph Schalast);
Financing Offshore Wind Farms (p. 685 et seq. in: "Finanzierung Erneuerbarer Energien", Frankfurt School Verlag, 1st edition 2011);
The Roche Decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals and its Lessons for the German Capital Market Law (Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft, 2003);
The Cross-Border Rules of SEC and Their Importance for German Capital Market Law (Die Aktiengesellschaft, 2002);
Legal Protection of a Target Company in Case of Inadequate Takeover Bids (Die Aktiengesellschaft, 2002);
Preparation of a Merger by Way of a Capital Increase Against Contribution in Kind Through a "Business Combination Agreement" (Der Betriebsberater 2001);
Selected Structuring Options for Share Option Plans (Der Betriebsberater 1997);
Which Facts Have to Be Included in an Intercompany Agreement Report? (1996);
Prohibition of Acquisition of Own Shares Pursuant to Sec. 71 AktG (German Stock Corporation Act) and Own Participation Certificates Pursuant to Sec. 10 (5) Sent. 5 KWG (German Banking Act) (Die Aktiengesellschaft, 1992).
Dr Aha is a guest lecturer at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
Presentation "State-of-the-Art Structuring of Renewable Energy Overseas Investments and applicable Support Schemes" at the China Renewable Energy Overseas Investment Forum (Beijing, 3 December 2013);
Presentation "Legal Protection for Chinese PV Companies in Europe and Risk Management" at the Sino German Cooperation Workshop (SNEC 7th (2013) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference, Shanghai, 13-16 May 2013);
Presentation "Legal Basics of PV Projects in Germany without FIT Promotion" at the Intersolar Europe Conference 2013 (Munich, 18 June 2013);
Presentation "Private Equity/Venture Capital" at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Hamburg, 16 November 2013).
Online-Seminar: "Operational Insurance Coverage in the Corona Crisis", 28 April 2020
Online-Seminar - Update: "Financial Engineering in the Corona Crisis", together with Heinrich Meyer (8 April 2020)
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises on Sale of EWK Umwelttechnik GmbH to Listed VALMET Group
BEITEN BURKHARDT advises the shareholders of a leading specialty insurance broker on the sale to Warweg
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises DeinHandy on Acquisition of Mobilezone
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises Listed init SE on Takeover of DResearch Fahrzeuglektronik
BEITEN BURKHARDT advises leading Chinese investment Group FOSUN on its EUR 12.5 million investment in German FinTech The Naga Group
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises The Phone House on Successful Sale of Distribution Business to DeinHandy GmbH
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises Telematics Group init AG on Takeover of HanseCom
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advised ACCELERATOR FRANKFURT GMBH on the launch of its first acceleration program