Dr. Christophe Kühl

Dr. Christophe Kühl

Avocat au Barreau de Paris (French lawyer)
Maîtrise en Droit Privé (French Degree in Private Law)

Geboren: 1970 (Lille / France), grew up in Bochum (North-Rhine Westphalia)

Staatsangeh.: German and French

Married, 4 children

Sprachen: German, French (both native), English

+49 (0)221 1 39 96 96 0 (Cologne)
+33 (0)1 81 51 65 58 (Paris)
+33 (0)4 27 46 51 50 (Lyon)


  • Studied French and German law in Saarbrücken (CJFA), Montpellier (France) and Hamburg (Germany)
  • Practical training in various law firms and institutions worldwide (law firm Prinz Neidhardt Engelschall in Hamburg, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, French Desk in Frankfurt / Main, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangkok / Thailand, law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel in Paris)
  • Admission to the Bar and joined the law firm EMIL EPP (2000)
  • Admission as Avocat au Barreau de Strasbourg (French lawyer) (2000)
  • Formation of the office EPP, GEBAUER & KÜHL in Cologne (2001)
  • PhD thesis: "The use of life insurance as a means of credit insurance in Germany and France", Hamburg (2005)
  • Presentation of the "Hamburg Award" of the Association of Insurance Science, Hamburg (2007)


  • Support and representation in French and German corporate law and M & A
  • Renovations, restructurings, bankruptcies and liability issues related to French subsidiaries
  • Support and representation in all aspects of Franco-German sales law (authorized dealer contracts, agency law, franchising, general terms, etc.)
  • Litigation and extrajudicial negotiations in the area of civil and commercial law in cross-border cases
  • Support and advice for real estate transactions in Germany and France

Speakers activities

  • Lecturing for industry and commerce, chambers of commerce, professional associations and organizations in Germany and France in the area of compliance, sales and bankruptcy laws and Renewable Energy


  • Handbook “Successful to public procurement in France” 2011
  • "Restructuring in France", in DACH Jahresveröffentlichung 2010
  • "Processing of traffic accidents in France", in: Abwicklung von Verkehrsunfällen in Europa 2010
  • France: Also open to foreign distributors, in: Versicherungswissenschaft, 2007, pp. 33 ff
  • "The use of life insurance as a means of credit insurance in Germany and France", Diss. Hamburg 2005
  • "L'Allemagne réforme son droit des contrats" ("Germany reformes its Contract Law"), Contact 12/2001, Journal of the French-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • "French court complicates the “outsourcing" of divisions," Handelsblatt 9.8.2000
  • "France lays the foundation for e-commerce", FAZ 05.10.2000