Dr. Jan Winzen
Managing Associate


T: +49 69 297 291 0
D: +49 69 297 291 281
M: +49 151 440 48 618

Summary Open

Jan is a Managing Associate in the firm’s Corporate group based in Frankfurt. He joined the firm in 2015. He works in the corporate group and focuses on M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructurings as well as on corporate and contract law.

Before joining Watson Farley & Williams, Jan worked for a major international law firm in Frankfurt where he has advised a broad range of German and international clients mainly on IPOs, capital measures and corporate law.

Jan studied in Bonn and received his doctorate in Cologne on a thesis relating to stock corporation and capital market law. During his legal training, he worked for an international law firm in Frankfurt and New York as well as in the legal department of an international bank in the area of M&A and capital market law.

Experience Open

    Jan’s experience includes advising:
    • Tank & Rast Group on its acquisition of “fromAtoB”, an online journey planner that accesses multiple modes of transport via one online booking platform.

Education Open

  • 2014 Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt
  • 2013 Dr. iur., University of Cologne
  • 2010 First State Exam in Law, University of Bonn

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Vorzugsaktie und KGaA: Instrumente zur Kontrollerhaltung bei der Eigenkapitalfinanzierung – Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Vereinheitlichung von Aktiengattungen (Preference shares and KGaA: instruments for maintaining control in the case of equity financing – taking particular account of the standardisation of classes of shares), dissertation, 2014
  • 6 (Aktienverwandte Produkte) (equity-related products), in: Grunewald/Schlitt (Hrsg.), Einführung in das Kapitalmarktrecht (Introduction to capital market law), 3rd edition 2014
  • Kapitalmarktrecht aus erster Hand – Referendarstation in der Rechtsabteilung der Deutschen Bank (Capital market law in action – legal traineeship in the legal department of Deutsche Bank), in: Der Wirtschaftsführer 2014, p. 11 (co-author)
  • Die KGaA – eine attraktive Rechtsform für börsennotierte Unternehmen? (The KGaA – an attractive alternative for listed companies), in: Corporate Finance Law (CFL) 2012, p. 261 (co-author)
  • Rezension Hirte, Kapitalgesellschaftsrecht (Hirte review, corporation law), 7th revised edition, 2012, in: Corporate Finance Law (CFL) 2012, p. 6

Employment Record Open

  • 2015 – present: Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2014: Hogan Lovells International
  • 2012 – 2014: Legal training at the Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main with stages in Frankfurt am Main and New York
  • 2011: Hogan Lovells International (Research Assistant)
  • 2010: Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Research Assistant)

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