Christian Tönies, LL.M. Eur.

+49 (89) 24240-374 call


Christian advises on Mergers & Acquisitions with a focus on private equity and venture capital transactions. Together with Michael Inhester, he heads the venture capital practice at POELLATH and advises on the entire range of venture capital – from financing and acquisitions to exits. His clients include venture capital funds, corporate venture capitalists, start-ups, as well as institutional and strategic investors. Thanks to his many years of expertise and his confident and pragmatic advice, he has an excellent reputation in the market and is considered a leading lawyer for venture capital and “veteran of the scene”.



  • Joined POELLATH in 2002
  • Advisory board member and counsel in start-ups and associations active in the venture capital business
  • Admitted to bar in 2004
  • Studied law in Munich (LL.M. Eur., 2006)
German, English, French
“The team support­ing Christian Tönies and Sebastian Ger­linger is one of the top addresses in the VC field (...).”
The Legal 500 Deutschland 2021
“impresses with many years of ex­perience and an outstanding expert­ise in the field of venture capital”
The Legal 500 Deutschland 2021
“calm, objective, solution oriented”
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2020/2021
“He has foresight and is astute in deals.”
Chambers Europe 2020
“very experienced...he is incredibly deal-oriented and solution-oriented”
Chambers Europe 2019
Christian Tönies, LL.M. Eur.
Attorney-at-Law (Germany)