Christof Söndermann

Managing Director


Financial Advisory


Frankfurt, Germany

Christof Söndermann is a Managing Director in Lazard’s Frankfurt office and focuses primarily on the industrials and automotive sector. He joined Lazard in 2008.

Mr. Söndermann has advised numerous corporate, private equity and family clients on M&A transactions, especially on the sell-side, but also in buy-side, spin-off or JV situations.

Mr. Söndermann started his career in management consulting with Roland Berger before he gained experience in corporate M&A at Knorr-Bremse AG. He is co-author of Lazard’s/Roland Berger’s annually issued Global Automotive Supplier Study.

Mr. Söndermann studied Economics and Mathematics at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU).

Our offices in Germany

In Germany, Lazard maintains offices for both Financial Advisory and Asset Management.

Lazard & Co. GmbH, the Financial Advisory business, was founded with local joint venture partners in the 1980s, with offices in Frankfurt and Munich. Our team continues to provide independent advice, expertise and solutions for our clients on their most important strategic decisions, in close collaboration with our global sector specialists.

Lazard Asset Management (Deutschland) GmbH was founded in 1999 with offices in Frankfurt and Hamburg. The well-known team, which originally came from another local asset manager and investment firm, has a strong client-centric approach.

Since its launch, the German Asset Management business has been the heart and driver of further successful Continental European office launches, which today run under the brand Lazard Fund Managers.