Christian Cornett

Partner at King & Wood Mallesons

Christian Cornett

Christian Cornett

Partner at King & Wood Mallesons

Biography

Christian is a partner in the Corporate Department of KWM Europe Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. As an M&A lawyer with a special focus on public M&A and capital markets transactions, Christian supports clients looking to acquire financial and/or strategic stakes in enterprises and establishing their European structures.

Next to rendering classical M&A advise, Christian advises listed companies, financial institutions and investors, including sovereign wealth funds, private equity and hedge funds, on deals such as block trades and PIPEs (private investment in public equity), stakebuilding and taking privates. His client relationships are forged through acute and prescient commercial decision making that ensures clients achieve their commercial goals.

Show moreShow less

Notable deals

* Acting for Bohai Automotive Systems CO, LTD. in the context of the acquisition of 75% of the shares in TRIMET Automotive Holding from TRIMET SE and establishment of a joint venture
* Acting for the Shanghai Stock Exchange in the context of establishing China Europe International Exchange AG (CEINEX), a joint venture between Shanghai Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse Group and China Financial Futures Exchange, the first dedicated platform for China- and RMB-related investment products outside Mainland China
* Acting for listed Weichai Power in the acquisition of shares in listed Kion AG or Linde Hydraulics, the global developer and supplier of modular drive systems consisting of hydraulics, power transmissions and electronics
* Representation of various clients in the context of PIPEs acting either for the one or more investors or alternatively for the listed company (e.g. in implementing an equity line of credit for listed ItN Nanovation AG or a PIPE investment by sovereign wealth fund Rusnano OAO, by supporting Masterwork in becoming the largest shareholder in Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG)
* Advising on var. public takeovers (e.g. acting for PAR Capital Partners in the public take-over of Advanced Inflight Alliance AG and subsequent sale of the controlling block to a US SPAC), the public take-over offer for Powerland AG and various related transactions (e.g. acting for the mandated lead arranger on the mezzanine financing for the public takeover offer for Douglas Holding AG)
* Acting for listed Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group in the context of acquiring the Compo Consumer business
* Structuring and implementation of block trades (e.g. sale of more than 10% of the shares in listed entities such as AW AG or W.E.T AG to institutional investors in change of control scenarios).

Speaking engagements

Christian regularly speaks at various universities and has addressed various conferences as well as regular in-house workshops, e.g. for management and/or supervisory boards of listed entities or for investors entering the German market.

Memberships

Dr Christian Cornett is admitted to the German Bar and the Danish Bar and is a member of Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt(Main) and Dansk Advokatsamfund.

He has held various positions on boards and currently inter alia serves on the supervisory board of a BaFin regulated service provider.

Overview
Career Highlights

S.J. Berwin LLP

RelSci Relationships

783

Number of Boards

1

Relationships
RelSci Relationships are individuals Christian Cornett likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

Partner at Reed Smith LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Attorney at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Director, Strategy & Planning at Finance In Motion GmbH

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Managing Partner at King & Wood Mallesons

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Former Group General Counsel at King & Wood Mallesons

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Counsel at King & Wood Mallesons

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Reed Smith LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Gowling WLG LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Paths to Christian Cornett
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
Christian Cornett
Partner at King & Wood Mallesons
Career History
Partner
Tenure Unconfirmed

King & Wood is a leading law firm in China, providing comprehensive legal solutions to multinational and Chinese clients across a broad range of cross-border and domestic transactions.They are dedicated to their clients. Their ultimate goal is to provide high quality and efficient services to their clients.They value teamwork. As a fully integrated partnership, they stress close cooperation among their team members.They deliver practical solutions. Specialization in practice areas and industry sectors ensures that they offer not only sound legal advice but also practical business solutions appropriate to their clients' specific situation.They are committed to excellence. They strive for perfection in what they do and are never complacent with their achievements.One of the first partnership law firms in China, King & Wood was established in 1993 by a group of lawyers committed to creating a superlative legal practice and developing modern legal principles in China. King & Wood, headquartered in Beijing with offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Suzhou, Qingdao, Ji'nan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Silicon Valley and New York, is one of the largest law firms in China. With over 990 lawyers, patent attorneys, and legal professionals, they provide comprehensive legal services to meet the diverse needs of their clients worldwide.King & Wood believes that the professional qualifications of its lawyers are the key to its success. Over the years, the firm has almost exclusively recruited and hired graduates of prestigious law schools in China and abroad, many of whom have practiced in leading international law firms. The breadth of King & Wood lawyers' expertise is reflected in the scope of their practice, whether in their traditional strengths of banking, project finance, FDI, general corporate, securities, M&A, international trade, and dispute resolution, or in their leading position in the rising areas of intellectual property protection, labor law, anti-trust, corporate compliance, bankruptcy and restructuring, distressed assets, securitization, and LBOs. Over the years, King & Wood has earned an outstanding reputation both in China and abroad.King & Wood is committed to creating a \"one firm\" culture, in which their legal professionals draw on expertise and experience spanning practice areas and offices to deliver superior results efficiently. This culture has earned King and Wood an outstanding reputation both in China and abroad. Because of their integrated culture and excellent reputation, they are well positioned to become one of the leading full service law firms in Asia.Since 2003, King & Wood has enjoyed the benefits of its membership in two strategic alliances: the Pacific Rim Advisory Council and the World Law Group. Their vast network of friends and allies allows them to draw on local expertise and advice throughout the world.

Lead Partner
Prior

SJ Berwin LLP provides legal services. The company provides service in the areas of corporate finance, commercial, real estate, banking, reconstruction and insolvency, financial services, litigation, intellectual property, employment and pensions, EU & competition and tax. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in London, UK.

Transactions
Details Hidden

Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Co., Ltd., Compo Investco GmbH purchase COMPO GmbH & Co. KG from Triton Investment Managemen

Details Hidden

Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. purchases Advanced Inflight Alliance AG from PAR Investment Partners LP

Details Hidden

Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. purchases Row 44, Inc. from PAR Capital Management, Inc.

Other Affiliations

Christian Cornett is affiliated with King & Wood Mallesons, S.J. Berwin LLP

This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Christian Cornett. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of Christian Cornett's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and Christian Cornett.