Dr. Jörn-Christian

Rechtsanwalt (Attorney-at-Law), Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht (Specialist lawyer in Commercial and Corporate Law), Fachanwalt für Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht (Specialist lawyer in International Commercial Law)


  • Studies at the University of Regensburg
  • 2002 Brannigan & Joubert Solicitors, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2002 – 2005 Luther Menold Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • 2007 Citigroup European Investment Banking
  • 2005 – 2010 Simmons & Simmons
  • Since 2010 Partner with ARQIS
  • Publisher of juris PraxisReport for Commercial and Corporate Law (juris Verlag)


  • Leading lawyer for M&A, Corporate law and Private Equity according to WirtschaftsWoche, Chambers, Legal500, Who’s Who Legal, JUVE Handbook and Rheinische Post.

  • Quotes from editors, clients and competitors in these publications:

    • “very goal- and client-oriented lawyer”
    • “leads a very competent team”
    • “creative and legally versed”, “outstanding acumen for business”
    • “a top lawyer from every point of view” and “M&A heavyweight”
    • “particularly respected for his advice to clients in the healthcare and insurance sectors”
    • “I feel perfectly well advised”
    • “structured and clear with a lot of experience”
    • “impresses with extraordinary expertise and assertive negotiating skills”
  • “Practice Group Team of the Year – Finalist” (Best of Legal Awards WirtschaftsWoche 2021)

  • “M&A” (Who’s Who Legal Ranking – Germany)

  • “Top leading individual legal adviser DACH” (MergerMarket 2019)

  • “M&A Law Specialist of the Year” (Acquisition International 2017)


  • Interview with the news channel ntv on the punitive tariffs that US President Donald Trump has imposed on the European Union and other countries. Broadcasts of 9th March and 6th July 2018
  • WDR5 Morgenecho, 1st June 2018: Radio interview on the US punitive tariffs link to interview
  • Börsen Radio, 6 January 2017: Radio interview with Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze concerning the M&A business of 2016 and 2017.
  • “Supervisory Boards need to stay away from politics”, in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, print edition, 3rd May 2017
  • Norddeutscher Rundfunk, 21 April 2017: Radio interview with Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze about put options against the backdrop of the attack on the soccer team Borussia Dortmund
  • Interview with the news channel ntv on the Lufthansa crises. “Broadcast of 26th June 2020”


joern-christian.schulze@arqis.comwrite e-mail