Johann Christoph Schaper

Johann Christoph Schaper, LL.M. (London)

+49 (0)40 334 68 37 55
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Location Hamburg

Christoph Schaper advises German and international clients on all aspects of conflict resolution, in particular in corporate disputes such as shareholder disputes, directors' and officers' liability proceedings and post-M&A proceedings, as well as in commercial disputes. He has considerable experience in defending investor lawsuits and in the handling and defending liability actions and claw-back claims under insolvency law.  

He has extensive expertise and experience in strategic organization and litigation in mass proceedings involving a large number of individual proceedings.    

In addition, Christoph advises companies on all questions of national and international commercial law, landlord and tenant law, corporate law, companies in crisis, employment law and business succession planning. 

Christoph has completed the specialist lawyer course in commercial and corporate law. Before founding Skaling Partners mbB, he worked in the Litigation Department of Latham & Watkins LLP for more than nine years. 

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Professional Background

  • 2020
    • Founding Partner SKALING Partners

  • 2011
    • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) Latham & Watkins LLP

  • 2010
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.), London

  • 2008
    • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) LUTHER Partnerschaft

  • 2007
    • Admitted to the Hamburg Bar

  • 2004
    • Legal Clerkship in Bremen

  • 1999
    • Law Studies in Dresden


  • Hamburgischer Anwaltverein (HAV)

  • Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV)

  • Anglo-German Law-Society (AGLJ)


  • Recognized for Litigation in "Germany's Best Lawyers 2022" by Best Lawyers® and Handelsblatt