Christian Steinpichler

German-qualified attorney | Partner

Christian Steinpichler is a founding partner of the law firm and leads the areas of international trade affiliations and real estate transactions. He provides counsel to mid-sized companies in all areas of corporate law. He has proven competencies in matters regarding social security requirements for managing directors. Additionally, he also advises local authorities on issues relating to supplementary pension rights in the public sector (VBL / ZVK). Due to his many years of experience as an entrepreneur, he has always pursued a holistic and solution-oriented consulting approach and is familiar with the economic background and objectives of an entrepreneur.

Practice Groups

  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Banking & Finance / Capital Markets
  • Corporate Succession Planning
  • Insurance, Social Security, and Supplementary Pension Law
  • Arbitration
  • Criminal Tax Law


  • German
  • English
  • Italian

Education and Experience

  • Legal studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich; internship in Munich and Rome
  • During his studies, worked for a music publishing company and was responsible for the international marketing of RAI’s classical radio archive (Radiotelevisone Italia), as well as the management of the worldwide distribution activities for the exploitation of the classical archive of the Teatro La Fenice, Venice
  • During internship, assisted Prof. Dr. Visentini: Libera Università Internationale degli Studi Sociále (LUISS) Guido Carli in Rome
  • Admitted to the Munich bar association since 2002
  • Until 2002, worked at Taylor Wessing Munich in the area of distribution law
  • Until 2003, worked in the law firm HML Munich in den areas of civil and civil procedure law, trade and corporate law
  • Until 2006, Associate in the law firm Aldebert & Kollegen Munich in the areas of international law, law of German-Italian trade affiliations, corporate law, insurance law, and banking + securities/capital markets law
  • 2006 Founding of the law firm STEINPICHLER Rechtsanwälte
  • 2013 Founding of the law firm STEINPICHLER Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
  • Focus areas: corporate law; banking and securities/capital markets law;arbitration; distribution law, social security law and supplementary pension law in the public sector, inheritance law, and criminal tax law

Publications, Presentations, and Articles

Violation against UN Charter? (04.07.2017)

Experts on the air strike on Assad: “Trump will have to claim responsibility”


liability does not always apply (04.04.2017)

After the BGH Download verdict against parents: How to defend yourself against warnings


Train disaster in Bad Aibling (02.11.2016)

How much money victims can expect for pain and suffering


Premium savings getting too expensive for Institute (02.07.2016)

Thousands of customers affected: Savings bank cancels high-interest savings contracts


Reaction to EuGH verdict (12.15.2015)

Object quickly! Life insurer wants to revoke your right to cancel


Mega recall at Volkswagen (10.19.2015)

Do I get money back now? These are the rights of VW car buyers


BGH (Federal Supreme Court Germany) makes lodging an objection easier (07.31.2015)

This is how much your life insurance will pay you back


Germanwings approves restitution (03.27.2015)

This is how cynically courts calculate claims for damages


Law with pitfalls (03.17.2015)

Rent control has these loopholes


Tax scandal (02.12.2015)

Can HSBC customers still self-report


Eternal right of revocation (01.02.2015)

When can I get out of my old credit agreement?


SMEs in peril (12.16.2014)

FOCUS Online Experts : Whoever overturns the inheritance tax puts German jobs at risk


Changes in the inheritance tax (09.10.2014)

Federal Constitutional Court threatens to overturn tax privileges for company succession


Changes in self reporting (08.05.2014)

Tax evaders will soon face tougher penalties


Banking secret crumbles (07.30.2014)

Now Austria is blowing the horn for the hunt for German tax evaders


Model case or loophole? (07.23.2014)

These 17 big mysteries remain even after the Hoeneß trial


BGH verdict on policy model (07.16.2014)

Life insurances: can 90 million be contested?


Invalid clauses? (05.07.2014)

Life insurance lawsuits: customers can expect millions of Euro


The Google stock split (04.21.2014)

Shareholder warning! Tax trap with new Google shares


Inheriting and bequeathing (02.05.2014)

These are the most common traps in bequeathing


Suddenly criminal (01.30.2014)

Inheritance traps: when grandpa has illegal money in Switzerland


Implications for Allianz insureds (01.29.2014)

Verdict on Riester clauses: non-transparency of insurance contracts


After the preliminary filing for bankruptcy (01.23.2014)

How Prokon investors can still save their money


Disastrous tax trick (01.17.2014)

Why having your own vacation property is getting expensive


Medical power of attorney in the event of coma or dementia (01.10.2014)

How not to become a pawn for doctors and authorities


Claims feared to be in the billions (12.19.2013)

Now a wave of cancellations threatens life insurers


Verdict shatters insurer (12.18.2013)

Are millions of life insurances invalid?


Transfer of assets (12.16.2013)

How to structure your bequest appropriately while your are still alive


Pension and poverty (08.23.2013)

These risks are hidden in pension insurance


The start of a law suit – attorneys give tips (07.31.2013)

This is how parents sue for their child’s nursery spot


Comparison of international ABS transactions, Rome 2004

The conflict of interest of the board of a stock company, Rome 2001