Dr. Jan Henrik Pesek is a senior associate in the Corporate Practice based in the Frankfurt office.

    Jan advises enterprises, investors and family offices on national and cross-border corporate matters, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and private equity, as well as on general corporate and contract law matters in a variety of industries, including life sciences.

    Prior to joining the firm, Jan worked for several years as a lawyer for international law firms in Frankfurt.

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    • Advised Crown Holdings, Inc. on its acquisition of Signode Industrial Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd. from The Carlyle Group.*
    • Advised Griffon Corporation GFF on the sale of Clopay Plastic Products Company to Berry Global Group, Inc.*
    • Advised the shareholders of Rigontec Pharma GmbH on its acquisition by MSD (Merck & Co., Inc.).*
    • Advised Shanghai Shenda Co. Ltd. on its joint venture with the IAC Group.*
    • Advised PhotoBox Holdco Ltd. on its acquisition of posterXXL AG.*
    • Advised a Fortune 500 company on its restructuring process of its German- and European-based entities.*
    • Advised the Tönsmeier family on the auctioned sale of the Tönsmeier Group to GreenCycle, a Schwarz Group company.*
    • Advised DER Touristik Group, a division of the German REWE Group, on the takeover of three former Adeo Alpin hotels in Austria.*
    • Advised Jones Lang LaSalle on the sale of its European property management business to MVGM.*
    • Advised the shareholders of UNITANK on its acquisition by DIF and Aberdeen Standard.*
    • Advised Naxicap Partners on their acquisition of alwitra.*

    * Matter handled prior to joining the firm.


    • University of Bochum, Dr. iur, (PhD), 2015
    • Regional Court of Wiesbaden, Second State Examination, 2011
    • Justus Liebig University Giessen, First State Examination, 2009
    • University of Zurich, 2006


    • Germany, 2012

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Frankfurt Bar Association


    • English
    • German
    • Czech
    • French
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