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 & Affiliations

  • Frankfurt Bar Association


  • English
  • German
  • Czech
  • French
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