Dr. Christian Schleifenbaum studied jurisprudence science at the University of Cologne, majoring in business law. While working on his dissertation on the topic "Data protection or protection of crime in the insurance industry" he was a research associate at the institute of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Preis. He received his doctorate in 2008.
After this he performed his legal clerkship, including at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Cologne, at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and at Bayer MaterialScience AG (now: Covestro AG) in Leverkusen before becoming a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
He finally joined Schleifenbaum & Adler in 2013. The focus of his practice here is on advising corporate clients in commercial and corporate law matters. He is specialised in providing legal advice in the area of mergers and acquisitions (in particular due diligence and drafting and negotiating purchase agreements) as well as legal and other aspects of company succession. In addition, he regularly advises clients on matters involving international contract law and insolvency law.
In his work as a notary public, he regularly notarises mergers, changes in legal form and other transactions based on the German Transformation Act (Umwandlungsgesetz), contributing his expertise in corporate law here. He has considerable experience in the founding of GmbHs and GmbH & Co. KGs as well as increases in capital, including with foreign shareholders and the documents to be obtained in addition. He also of course supports property purchase contracts and additional real estate transactions of all kinds as well as wills and inheritance agreements in order to structure and ensure an orderly succession of assets and estates.
Dr. Christian Schleifenbaum has been a Specialist Lawyer for Commercial and Corporate Law since 2015. In 2016, he was also appointed notary administrator for Hansjürgen Wloszcynski, notary public, who retired due to age. After completing the notarial examination with distinction and performing practical training in a notary's office in the district of the Rhenish Notary Chamber, he was appointed notary public in 2017.
In addition to his work in the firm, Dr. Christian Schleifenbaum is a member of the advisory board of a regional automotive supplier.