CHRISTNER concentrates on counseling in selected areas. The clients of the firm include companies, statutory corporations and individuals.


Counseling of companies and shareholders in the area of Corporate Law.


Counseling in the area of German and International Business and Commercial Law.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Advice regarding the sale and purchase, merger and demerger of shares and assets.


Counseling of Corporate Bodies regarding the acknowledged standards for good and responsible Corporate Governance.

Supervisory Board

Counseling and support for members of Supervisory Boards and assumption of board seats.


Design and implementation of Compliance organisations and programs.


Guidance regarding the development and negotiation of refinancing solutions.


Management of complex projects involving legal, economic and public interests.

Interim Management

Individually designed Inhouse- and Outsourcing-Solutions.

CHRISTNER is part of a comprehensive network of experts. This network includes amongst others highly qualified and specialized lawyers, experts in finance and taxes as well as for communication, business management and process optimization. This enables CHRISTNER as well to successfully deal with complex and interdisciplinary mandates and projects.

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Ralf Christner

Ralf ChristnerCounsel / Advocate (Rechtsanwalt)

Since 1997 CHRISTNER is admitted to the bar of Frankfurt / Main, Germany.

From mid of 2007 to end of 2009 und since 2013 CHRISTNER is acting full-time and independent as Rechtsanwalt. From 2010 to 2012 CHRISTNER served as divisional head Legal & Compliance at Q-Cells SE. Earlier, from 1996 to 2007, CHRISTNER acted in various functions in the areas legal and communications at Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft and at Celanese AG.

Due to many years of experience in senior positions in international companies CHRISTNER has a proven expertise in the Management of international groups especially in the areas chemicals and energy. The concentration on selected areas reflects CHRISTNER's longtime practical experiance.

CHRISTNER Rechtsanwaltrechtsanwalt. counsel. advocate.

since 1997
Independent legal advice and consulting services in selected areas. Assumption of supervisory / advisory board seats and Interim Management services.

Q-Cells SE, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, GermanyGeneral Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer

01/2010 - 12/2012
Senior Vice President Legal & Compliance, responsible for all legal and compliance matters of a stock listed corporation (societas europaea) in the international sector of renewable energies. Dealing with a broad variety of corporate matters, e.g. Board of Management, Supervisory Board and Annual General Meeting. Responsible for the financial / debt restructuring of the group and Managing Director of various group companies.

Celanese AG, Kronberg / Taunus, GermanyVP Special Project

01/2001 - 06/2007
Responsible Project Head "Frankfurt Airport Expansion" for Celanese's Kelsterbach based Ticona business. The project resulted in an agreement between Celanese/Ticona and the airport operator to relocate Ticona's Kelsterbach operations with a refund of three-digit million euro.

Celanese AG, Kronberg / Taunus, GermanyHead of Media Relations

09/2000 - 12/2001
Responsible for international business & financial media relations of a dual stock listed (NYSE & Frankfurt Stock Exchange) coorporation.

Celanese AG, Kronberg / Taunus, GermanyCorporate Counsel

10/1999 - 08/2000
Member of the Corporate Law Department, responsible for various M&A and corporate projects.

Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft, Frankfurt / Main, GermanyCorporate Counsel

04/1996 - 09/1999
Member of the Corporate Law Department, responsible for various divestment and corporate projects.

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(Colin Powell)

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CHRISTNER Rechtsanwalt

Rechtsanwalt Ralf Christner
Schubertstrasse 36
63069 Offenbach / Main
Phone: +49 69 597919-10
Fax: +49 69 597919-11
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