Christian Sperling is a counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. He advises corporate and financial investors on complex cross-border and national M&A and private equity transactions. He also advises on general corporate law matters. 

Prior to joining Willkie, Christian worked at other international law firms.

Christian is fluent in German and English.


  • "Section 283d German Criminal Code (fraudulent preference of a debtor – § 283d StGB) and Sections 1, 2 German Construction Loan Protection Act (§§ 1, 2 BauFordSiG), Folker Bittmann (Ed.), Insolvency Criminal Law Handbook (Praxishandbuch Insolvenzstrafrecht), 2nd Ed., 2017, Pages 1089-1104 and 795-825
  • Association of white-collar criminal law lecture and discussion "Criminal insolvency law in crisis" (WisteV Vortrags- und Diskussionsveranstaltung „Insolvenzstrafrecht in der Krise"), WiJ 2012, Pages 220-224
  • "Principle of legality breaches in stock corporations as embezzlement relevant delinquency? (Legalitätsverstöße in der Aktiengesellschaft als untreuerelevante Pflichtverletzung?)", AG 2011, Pages 233-244 (with Christian Brand)"
  • "Infidelity to the detriment of nonprofit organizations - some reflections due to the 'Kolping'-verdict, BGHZ 175, 12, (Untreue zum Nachteil von Idealvereinen - einige Überlegungen aus Anlass des 'Kolping'-Urteils)", JR 2010, Pages 473-480 (with Christian Brand)
  • "Criminal liability risks in the creditors' committee (Strafbarkeitsrisiken im Gläubigerausschuss)", KTS 2009, Pages 355 - 374 (with Christian Brand)
  • "The significance of section 283d German Criminal Code for limited liability companies in criminal law (Die Bedeutung des § 283d StGB im GmbH-Strafrecht)", ZStW 121 (2009), Pages 281-320 (with Christian Brand)



Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, Second State Exam University of Constance, Mag. jur. University of Constance, First State Exam

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