Christoph Schalast, lawyer and notary, born in Frankfurt am Main, studied law at the Universities of Frankfurt am Main and Lausanne, as well as European/international business law in Saarbrücken and Strasbourg.
Following his admission to the Bar, he began his career working at an M&A boutique law firm (now Mayer Brown LLP). In 1995 he founded Schalast in Frankfurt am Main.
The main focuses of his work as attorney and notary are M&A, Real Estate and Banking and Finance.
Christoph Schalast is since years recommended by the JUVE Corporate Law Firms Handbook and the Legal 500 Germany. The leading german financial magazine Wirtschaftswoche ranks him amongst the leading M&A and Real Estate advisors in Germany.
He is chairman of the supervisory board of milch & zucker AG, member of the supervisory board of Commerz Real Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Bank für Vermögen AG chairman of the advisory board of the German Loan Purchase and Servicing Association (Bundesvereinigung Kreditankauf und Servicing e.V.) and chairman of Deutsche Kreditmarkt-Standards e.V.
At the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management he heads the innovative M&A Master’s Degree Program (LL.M Degree). He is also chairman of the annual NPL Forum and M&A/Private Equity conferences.
Since the early 1990s, Christoph Schalast has advised ministries and state institutions on legal reform and the harmonization of national laws with those of the European Union. He is co-author of laws drafted for Slovenia, Lithuania, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina.