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About Dr. Jan Biermann

Jan is a Principal Associate in our Hamburg office, specializing in mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance in the financial sector

He regularly advises financial institutions, private equity investors and other clients on M&A transactions, capital measures, governance topics and general corporate and regulatory law matters. In addition to his legal expertise, Jan has a business background and work experience in the financial sector, for example from his time as a secondee with an international investment bank. 

He speaks German and English and has also worked in our offices in New York, Brussels and Frankfurt.

Recent work

FIG M&A work

  • SEB on the acquisition of the AirPlus business from Lufthansa
  • UBS on the merger with Credit Suisse
  • MCE Bank on its acquisition by Santander
  • Warburg Hypothekenbank on its acquisition by MünchenerHyp
  • NORD/LB on its restructuring and considered privatization
  • Republic of Cyprus on the sale of Cyprus Cooperative Bank to Hellenic Bank, including an asset protection scheme
  • Hamburg Commercial Bank (formerly HSH Nordbank) on several large projects, including the first ever privatization of a German landesbank
  • Deutsche Bank on the considered merger with Commerzbank and its intragroup merger of Postbank


Legal and Business Education

  • Heidelberg Universtity (PhD/Dr. iur. and legal studies)
  • University of Cambridge (LL.M.)
  • Hamburg School of Business Administration (B.A.)

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted to the German Bar (Rechtsanwalt)
  • Trained Banker (Bankkaufmann)