Our History

  • 1997

    Start of the consulting activity

    Christoph H. Vaagt starts his consultancy work at AdvoConsult, a subsidiary of Soldan GmbH, based on his experience as a management consultant and lawyer; focus on the German law firm market

  • 2000

    Work for Hildebrandt International (US/UK based law firm consultancy)

    Worked for Hildebrandt International, the then leading US and UK consultancy firm for law firms, as Managing Director in Continental Europe; focus in particular on large UK and US practices entering the German market and large German law firms regarding their survival strategies. Chris Vaagt worked alongside Brad Hildebrandt, Alan Hodgart etc.

  • 2002

    Chairman of the Law Firm Management Section of the German bar Assocaition (DAV)

    Christoph H. Vaagt is elected chairman (until 2010)

  • 2005

    Foundation of the Law Firm Change Consultants in Munich

    Foundation of the Law Firm Change Consultants with a team of 4 consultants with focus on Continental Europe; in particular advice to nationally independent partnerships

  • 2009

    Start of AdvoCoach Law Firm Management Training Academy

    Launch of the AdvoCoach Management Academy for lawyers with a training and coaching program offered for qualified personnel development in large law firms. Conception and operation of internal training programs. Clients included Gleiss Lutz, Jones Day, Gassner & Kollegen and other promiment law firms in Germany.

  • 2012

    Officer of the International Bar Association

    Christoph H. Vaagt becomes a member of the Law Firm Management Section of the IBA, advisor in the Mentoring Program for Managing Partners, and facilitates annually the first "Law Firm Management Café" at the Annual Congress of the International Bar Association, co-hosted in 2012 by David Morley, Senior Partner of Allen & Overy

  • 2017

    20 years of law firm consulting

    We have been advising law firms since 1997, patent attorneys since 2003, auditing companies since 2012 and insolvency administrators since 2013. With more than 250 law firm clients, and over 500 projects, we make 80% of our turnover with existing clients and recommendations.

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