Christopher J. Wright is an Associate with GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten in Berlin and practices in the areas of M&A, corporate transactions and corporate structuring.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Christopher studied in Halifax and Heidelberg and obtained his law degree (Juris Doctor) at the University of Toronto in 2001, qualifying as a Barrister & Solicitor (Ontario). He practiced M&A and corporate tax law with Baker & McKenzie (Toronto and Frankfurt) until 2003. In 2004, he obtained his LL.M. from the Freie Universität (Berlin) and served until 2006 as a Research Associate at the Chair for Business Taxation Law at the Heinrich-Heine Universität (Düsseldorf). Christopher joined GÖRG in 2007, becoming a member of the Berlin Bar Association in the same year.
Christopher primarily acts for offshore clients in the area of corporate transactions (acquisitions, disposals and restructurings) and the oversight of complex corporate groups. In 2009 and 2010 he assisted with the sale of the distressed subsidiaries of the “Quelle” group throughout Europe and supported Dr. Roland Hoffmann-Theinert and others in advising the insolvency administrator on the sale of Arcandor’s “Karstadt” department store business. Since then he has been involved in numerous M&A transactions involving distressed assets. Christopher speaks and publishes frequently on topics involving investment in Germany and comparative corporate and tax law.