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Christoph Zuschlag

Christoph Zuschlag


Christoph is an Associate in our Disputes Practice in Frankfurt.



Christoph specializes in complex litigation and arbitration. He advises and represents national and international companies in all areas of business law and commercial law. Christoph focuses on litigation regarding capital markets as well as corporate and real estate acquisitions. He also has particular expertise in defending technology companies and financial institutions, inter alia, in mass litigation. He also advises clients in ESG litigation topics, including disputes relating to supply chains, sustainability, and climate change.

  • Banks and financial institutions in the defence against claims for damages in connection with funds and life insurances*
  • Technology companies as regards claims in connection with internet platforms, associated products, and data protection*
  • Energy companies regarding claims in connection with climate change*
  • Advice on the German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations for the Prevention of Human Rights Violations in Supply Chains ("LkSG")*
  • Real estate and mining companies in the defence and enforcement of contractual claims*
  • Investment Companies in litigation among shareholders*
  • Several companies regarding contractual claims in connection with COVID-19*
*prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills


Christoph studied law at the Philipps University of Marburg. Before and during his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, Christoph worked in international law firms in the field of Dispute Resolution. In 2018, he was admitted to the German Bar. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, Christoph worked for an American tier 1 law firm in Frankfurt, where he was practicing Commercial Litigation. In addition to his client work, Christoph regularly publishes on civil law procedural and liability law topics.

Notably, Christoph taught civil law and European law at the University of Hamburg and Nanjing University of Finance and Economics (China). He is fluent in English and German.