Dr. Christian Waller,
LL.M. Eur.

German Attorney at Law since 2017

Languages: German, English, Mandarin (basic skills)

  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Data Privacy Law

Christian advises on all aspects of corporate law, supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in formations and restructurings and in acquiring interests in partnerships, limited liability companies, and stock corporations. The focus of his activities is drafting contracts.

In tax law, Christian advises on real estate and corporate transactions that are often cross-border transactions. In addition to corporate tax law, tax structurings in connection with non-profit organizations, such as foundations and associations, is another focus of Christian’s practice.

In contract matters, Christian focuses on drafting and reviewing contracts, in particular within the context of general terms and conditions. In this area, he drafts and reviews, for example, residential and commercial lease agreements, purchase and sales conditions, terms of use for online applications, license agreements, franchise agreements, insurance contracts, and purchase agreements in the areas of e-commerce and energy law. In addition to his drafting activities, Christian also protects the interests of his clients by litigating on their behalf.

In data privacy law, Christian advises, in particular, small and medium-sized entities. The spectrum reaches from preparing data protection material for websites and online applications to creating and improving contracts to process orders, develop data protection concepts, coordinate with supervisory authorities, and holding data in-house data privacy training sessions.

  • Ongoing advice and representation of a public law credit institution in real estate matters
  • Due diligence to acquire a wind park comprising six wind turbines
  • Due diligence for an institutional investor to acquire two medical centers
  • Review, draft, and negotiate a software distribution agreement for a German software developer regarding accounting software
  • Review and draft a framework agreement for a technical supplier of a German drugstore chain
  • Draft distribution conditions for a French manufacturer of music products
  • Provide support for an objection appeal for an international real estate investor regarding transfer prices (interest on shareholder loans)
  • Advise on data privacy law and implementation of the GDPR for a German-Chinese travel agency intermediary
  • Provide advice and staff training on data privacy and money laundering prevention law for the subsidiary of a Nasdaq-listed US tool manufacturer in franchise system
  • Ongoing advice to a subsidiary of a Canadian automotive repair group in franchise system
  • Advice on data privacy law for implementation of a webshop for a Dutch retail chain
  • Advise on contract law and draft general terms and conditions for implementation of a webshop for a system-gastronomy business in franchise system
  • Advise on data privacy law and draft a privacy policy for the developer of a consumer app to be used by two German retail chains
  • Advise on data privacy law and draft privacy policy for the developer of a communication app
  • AVB und Quote, Die vertragliche Ausgestaltung der Quotierungsregelung (General Insurance Conditions and Quotes – The Contractual Structure of Quotation Regulation) in Section 28 para. p. 2 VVG (Insurance Contract Act), Karlsruhe 2018
  • Lecture on “Contractual Arrangements of Proportional Benefit Reductions for Insurers” at the Insurance Law Day of the German Association for Insurance Law Annual Meeting (Deutscher Verein für Versicherungswissenschaft e.V.) on March 28, 2019, in Berlin
  • Chinese-German Attorneys‘ Association 中德律师协会 (Chinesisch-Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V.)
  • German-Chinese Lawyers‘ Association (Deutsch-Chinesische Juristenvereinigung e.V.)
  • Frankfurt Attorneys‘ Association (Frankfurter Anwaltsverein e.V.)

Christian studied Law at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt. Simultaneously, he also took classes in American Studies and Sinology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University. Subsequent to his studies, he worked at the Frankfurt House of Finance at the Institute for Insurance Law for Professor Dr. Manfred Wandt, where he assisted with several sections of the Münchener Kommentar zum VVG (Treatise on the German Insurance Contract Act). Christian also regularly held seminars on German law at the University Lumière Lyon II. After obtaining a Master of Arts Degree in Law, and receiving a scholarship from the Professor Dr. Zerweck-/Cassella-Foundation to work on a dissertation, Christian was admitted to the German Bar as a German Attorney at Law in 2017. Since then, he has been an Associate at SCHIEDERMAIR, primarily in the areas of real estate, corporate, tax and data privacy law. In May, 2018 Christian was awarded the Frankfurt Prize for insurance law studies for his dissertation on the control of insurance terms and conditions.