He advises banks, financial institutions, owners, lessees, lessors and operators on all aspects of banking and finance law, with a particular focus on asset finance transactions in the shipping, aviation and rail sectors.

Jan joined the London office of Watson Farley & Williams in 2022, having previously worked for another leading international law firm in Hamburg.

Jan is admitted as a lawyer in Germany and England & Wales and speaks native German.

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  • Advising DNB Bank ASA on the US$900m restructuring of international shipping company Vroon’s senior secured debt by way of a debt-for-equity swap. The restructuring was implemented using an English scheme of arrangement and a Dutch WHOA procedure.
  • Advising a Dutch bank on a €50,000,000 accordion facility for the financing of rail assets to a New York based investment company specialising in the transportation sector.
  • Advising an asset finance firm specialised on luxury assets on the acquisition and US$65,500,000 financing of a business jet to be used by a French luxury group.
  • Advising a German bank on the financial restructuring of several syndicated loan facilities provided to a Bermuda based cruise line company for the financing of various types of cruise ships.
  • Advising a New York based bank on the US$49m financing of 2 tanker vessels to a Monaco based shipping company.


  1. 2021 · Admission as a Solicitor, England & Wales
  2. 2018 · Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Cape Town
  3. 2016 · Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Bremen, Germany
  4. 2014 · First State Exam, University of Bremen, Germany

memberships and associations

  1. The Law Society of England & Wales
  2. Hamburg Bar Association