Christian is recognised by clients for his relationship skills that add real material benefit, ensuring consistency of approach across matters and jurisdictions.

Christian is a partner in the Commercial Group and co-head of our Financial Services Sector Group, based in London.

With broad experience of commercial law matters, Christian has a particular emphasis on technology-related issues. He regularly provides advice on strategic alliance relationships, change-management and other consulting engagements, managed services agreements, systems integration deals and network procurement. He is regularly called upon to co-ordinate and manage client relationships and projects across multiple jurisdictions. In addition, he has been particularly active in advising clients on emerging and disruptive technologies, as well as being asked to contribute to white papers and to speak at key industry events on such topics.

Christian is also heavily involved in guiding both suppliers and customers through the lifecycle of business process and technology outsourcing transactions, many of which have an international dimension. He takes a keen interest in the Indian outsourcing market and regularly visits India to keep up to date with trends in the marketplace.

During his career, Christian has been on secondment with clients in several industry sectors, including the financial, accounting, consulting, energy, technology and manufacturing sectors. His user friendly approach allows him to act as an extension to in-house legal teams.

Christian is also a member of the LexisNexis IP and IT Consulting Editorial Board.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. A client says: "He's incredibly responsive, very pragmatic, truly understands the needs of the client, has a commercial view and has a manner about him that enables the deal to get done

    Chambers UK 2018
  2. Clients remark on his "understanding of the industry and organisational requirements" and his ability to "ensure a consistently high level of service."

    Chambers UK 2017
  3. Christian Bartsch and his team are ‘a pleasure to work with and understand our issues’.

    Legal 500 UK 2016