Christine Baltzer-Zacharias

Senior Lawyer

Profile

Since July 2021 Christine Baltzer-Zacharias is supporting Meyer- Reumann & Partners from Munich and serving as contact in Germany in her position as Senior Lawyer. She advises German and international clients on foreign direct investment and the establishment of effective corporate law structures for regional activities in the Mena Region. She has more than 20 years of experience with local and regional cross-border joint ventures and corporate restructuring.

Her practice areas are Commercial and Corporate Law, Commercial Agency Laws, Intellectual Property Law, Private International Law and Conflict of Laws, with a specialization in the Middle East and the Laws of the States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Her activities also focus on supporting business start-ups in the free trade zones as well as in the national territory.

Christine’s native language is German and she is fluent in English.

Background

Christine Baltzer-Zacharias worked for a German law firm based in Dubai since her admission to the bar in 2000 up to and including 2007. From the end of 2007 until mid-2020, she worked as senior counsel for an international law firm specialized in the Mena region in Munich and Dubai, focusing on general commercial and corporate law of the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region.

Publications:
Investment Guide to the Sultanate of Oman, 2nd Edition {2010}
Investment Guide to Qatar {2014}

CHRISTINE BALTZER- ZACHARIAS WORK FOCUSES MAINLY ON:

  • Advising on foreign direct investment and the establishment of effective corporate law structures for local and regional setups as well as subsequent multinational roll out and expansions activities.
  • Advising international corporate clients as well as private investors on setting up of companies in the GCC countries with a focus on United Arab Emirates including the Free Zones and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Advising on structuring local and cross-border joint ventures and corporate restructuring.
  • Providing legal advice on the local labor and employment law.
  • Providing legal advice on the initial registration and renewal of local or international trademarks in the GCC countries.